Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/11

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-2, 3.66) - Next Probable Start: 7/15 2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 2.70) - Next Probable Start: 7/15 3. Starling Marte, CF (.310) - 0-for-4 4. Tony Sanchez, C (.237) - 0-for-2, 2 BB 5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 4.85) - Next Probable Start: 7/17...

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Pirates Sign Third Round Pick Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third round pick Alex Dickerson, a first baseman out of Indiana University.  Dickerson was rated the 42nd best prospect overall in the 2011 draft by Baseball America.  He’s a left hander who gets his value from his bat, with average to plus power, and the ability to hit for power to all fields. He only hit nine homers in 2011, although he was bothered by back problems, and was pitched around....

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Moskos Optioned to Indianapolis, Other Injury Updates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Daniel Moskos to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was made with Joe Beimel expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow.  Beimel had recently pitched on back to back nights in Altoona, a sign that his rehab was nearing it’s end. In other injury news, Ross Ohlendorf will start a rehab assignment with the Bradenton Marauders tonight.  Steve Pearce, who had been rehabbing in...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Relievers

This is the third article of three that will help acclimate any fans of other teams that are searching for information about potential Pirate prospects in upcoming trades.  It can also help with existing Pirate fans that may not be familiar with the minor leagues to see what we may be losing in any potential upcoming trades. The first article, highlighting Starting Pitchers, can be found here.  The second article that examined Hitter...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

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