Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/22/11

More strong starts from Nick Kingham and Zack Von Rosenberg, Brian Burres throws eight shutout innings, and a few three hit nights from the hitting prospects.

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Game 126 Recap: Strong Start by Karstens Wasted

The Pittsburgh Pirates got a great start from right hander Jeff Karstens tonight in game one of a double header against the Milwaukee Brewers.  However, the Pirates also failed to take advantage of their opportunities at the plate, which combined with a bullpen implosion in the late innings, gave the Brewers an 8-1 win. Karstens got off to a good start in the first inning, getting two strikeouts looking, including Prince Fielder to...

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Kevin Correia to the DL, Chris Leroux Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Kevin Correia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.  The move is retroactive to August 20th.  As a corresponding move, they have activated recalled right handed pitcher Chris Leroux from his rehab assignment in Indianapolis.  Leroux is at PNC Park and will be active for both games of tonight’s double header.

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Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Brewers’ 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 view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam...

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Pirates Prospects Season Ending Tour

Last year we held the first ever Pirates Prospects Season Ending Tour, where I traveled for two weeks at the end of the minor league season, covering games in Altoona, State College, West Virginia, Bowie, and Williamsport.  Starting this week, the Season Ending Tour returns. The coverage will start on Tuesday for a double header in Altoona.  The projected starters are Aaron Pribanic and Kyle McPherson.  Wednesday, I will return to...

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