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    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/15/11

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    Pirates Show Interest in Kevin Slowey

    The Pittsburgh Pirates, along with the Colorado Rockies, have shown interest in Minnesota Twins right hander Kevin Slowey, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.  Slowey is currently on a rehab assignment with Minnesota's AAA affiliate, with a 2.45 ERA in 7.1 innings.  He posted a 4.91 ERA in 14.2 innings...

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    Pirates Looking to Add Veteran Outfielder?

    Buster Olney tweeted the following today about the Pittsburgh Pirates and their plan going in to the trade deadline: The Pirates have asked around about veteran outfielders; looking for somebody who can be a stable presence in their offense. We know that the Pirates need offense, although I think the consensus opinion...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Astros’ Probable Starting Pitchers

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Tony Sanchez: Down Year or Bust?

    Is Sanchez a bust, or just having a down year? There has been no question that Tony Sanchez is having a down year.  He's currently hitting for a .239 average at the plate, and his power has been down, with a .304 slugging percentage, and only nine of his 60 hits going...

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    Daily Prospect Profile: Bryan Morris

    Morris has had a lot of success since moving to the bullpen. When Bryan Morris was moved full time to the bullpen a month ago, I profiled his situation, and asked Pirates' farm director Kyle Stark what Morris had to work on going forward.  This is what was said: “He’s definitely working...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 7/15/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. All three of the rookie league teams are in first place in their divisions. With the callup of Joe Beimel, the Pirates currently have Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Steven Pearce...

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    Pirates Release 6 Minor Leaguers

    As per the Baseball America Minor League Transactions page, the Pirates have released the following 6 minor leaguers: RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, C Joey Schoenfeld, 1B Billy Nowlin, OF Ping-Hung Chi, OF Daan Cornelissen Brandon Holden was a 13th round draft pick out of high school in the 2006 draft. ...

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    Bradenton Marauders Game Recap: 7/14/11

    Tonight's Bradenton Marauders vs. Dunedin Blue Jays game belonged to the starting pitchers. Ross Ohlendorf made his first rehab assignment for the Marauders and pitched very well. He had pin-point accuracy with his fastball, which sat at 90-91 MPH. As the game moved on, he worked a bit on his curve which...

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