• 2011 Draft
    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.

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

    Louisville Bats  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1 Gorkys Hernandez had the only RBI and the only extra-base hit for the Indians. 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...

  • 2011 Draft
    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...

  • Game Recaps
    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...

  • Prospect Watch
    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.

  • Analysis
    Pirates Prospects on The Nightly Sports Call Tonight

    I will be on The Nightly Sports Call tonight on the Pittsburgh CW at 10:40 PM discussing Josh Bell and the draft signing deadline.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month....

  • 2011 Draft
    Draft Signing Updates: Four Hours To Go

    Four hours until the deadline to sign draft picks.  Some updates on the unsigned guys. -Nothing new on Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell.  I wouldn’t expect talks to heat up until the last hour. –9th round pick Clay Holmes has signed. –I mentioned earlier that 15th round pick Kody Watts was in...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Sign Clay Holmes

    According to Jim Callis, the Pirates have signed 9th round pick Clay Holmes.  Callis mentions that the asking price for Holmes was $1.2 M, and he's believed to have gotten it.  That would be a record for a 9th round pick, and is equal to what Zack Von Rosenberg got in the...

  • Top Stories
    Pirates Prospects / EA Sports Facebook Promotion

    Pirates Prospects has teamed up with North Social to provide a Facebook promotion to our readers.  Members of the Pirates Prospects Facebook page can get a code for $5 off an EA Sports video game through Origin.com.  The $5 code can be used on any title, including Madden 2012 and NCAA Football...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Close to Deal With 15th Rounder Kody Watts?

    Pirates Prospects has learned that 15th round pick Kody Watts is in Pittsburgh talking with the Pirates.  The team increased their approach towards Watts last week by making an offer, and according to our sources, it sounds like he’s close to a deal. Watts is a right handed pitcher and was the...

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