Going to College: Aaron Brown and Joel Bennett

Updates on two players going to college: -Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game reports that 17th round pick Aaron Brown will be going to Pepperdine. -Drew Champlin, a Troy University reporter, tells us that Joel Bennett, the 11th round pick, will be going to Troy.

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Locke’s Scoreless Tribe Debut Spoiled By Bats’ Late Rally

Louisville Bats  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] Another late-inning rally by  the Bats… another game in which the Indians led 1-0 for several innings, and then lost in the end.  Tonight, at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY, the Bats’ rally came in the bottom of the 8th.  Four runs, two forced in by the Indians’ pitching staff, gave the Bats the win, and ended the first half of this 8-game showdown...

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Draft Updates: One Hour To Go

With one hour remaining, here is what to watch for: -Gerrit Cole will sign.  It’s just a question of when and for how much. -The fact that we have an hour to go, and we haven’t heard anything about the Pirates being out on Josh Bell is encouraging.  Not a guarantee that he gets signed, but I think the Pirates would have moved on by this point if there was little to no chance of signing him. -We’ve been hearing...

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Game 120 Recap: Doumit Power Pirates Over Birds

Ryan Doumit picked up the Pirates offense in a big way. He had four hits and hit a three run homer to support the efforts of James McDonald. Xavier Paul also dingered as Pittsburgh took a much needed win from St. Louis. The Pirates got the long ball bats going. Paul hit a solo dinger off Jake Westbrook leading off the bottom of the first. After an RBI double from Rafael Furcal in the third inning tied it up, Doumit cranked a three run...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/15/11

Jeff Locke makes a strong debut in Indianapolis and Drew Maggi steals two bases in a three hit night.

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