Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/11

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, 4.13) - Next Probable Start: 7/21 2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 5.23) - Next Probable Start: 7/21 3. Starling Marte, CF (.307) - 1-for-4 4. Tony Sanchez, C (.240) - 0-for-3 5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 4.50) - Next Probable Start: 7/22...

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Game 95 Recap: McDonald, Bullpen Shutout Reds

The Pirates and Reds played another tight game. James McDonald and Mike Leake were both effective. The Pirates managed a single run. The Reds managed none. The Pirates remain in first place. I’m happy. The lone run of the game scored early. Josh Harrison singled with one out in the first. Neil Walker followed with a ground rule double deep to left center. Andrew McCutchen’s grounder scored Harrison. That was it. The Reds...

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Neal Huntington on Three Pirates Needs

Neal Huntington was on MLB Network Radio, and told Jim Bowden that the team is looking to add a starting pitcher, a bullpen arm, and a position player.  That’s not really ground breaking, as it covers pretty much every possibility. The starting pitcher might be a surprise with the way the rotation has been performing.  However, the Pirates don’t really have much depth.  Ross Ohlendorf is returning from an injury, and...

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Bullpen Rumors: Uehara, Grilli, Bell, Adams, Qualls

Three bullpen rumors this afternoon, since it seems like the Pirates are serious about upgrading that area of the team: -Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are eyeing Baltimore Orioles reliever Koji Uehara.  Uehara has been excellent this year, with a 1.84 ERA in 44 innings, along with a tremendous 58:8 K/BB ratio.  He’s also proven that he can start, with a 4.05 ERA in 66.2 innings over 12 starts in 2009, with a...

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Pirates Prospects 7/19 Radio Appearances

I will be on TribLIVE radio today at 3:20 discussing the trade deadline, and some of the content that has been on the site over the last week.  You can listen live here. I will also be on ESPN 970 today at 5:20 with Greg Linnelli.  You can listen to that show here. Kevin Creagh was on Stan Savran’s show earlier in the day.  His interview is split into two separate podcasts and can be found here and...

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