West Virginia Power Player Reports 8/27/11

Reports on Zack Von Rosenberg, Drew Maggi, Brooks Pounders, Elias Diaz, and Andy Vasquez.

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Game 132 Recap: Lincoln Sharp, Offense Present in Win

Brad Lincoln tossed six scoreless innings and participated in a barrage against nemesis Chris Carpenter. The Pirates scored seven runs and had five extra base hits to support Lincoln. Pittsburgh’s first run came in the second courtesy of a two out double from Garrett Jones and an RBI single from Josh Harrison. The Pirates would put four runs on the board in the fourth. Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the inning. After a one...

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Luis Heredia’s First Pro Season

A year ago, on August 19th, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed right handed pitcher Luis Heredia, the top pitching prospect out of Mexico, and arguably the top international prospect in 2010.  Heredia signed for $2.6 M, which set a Pirates’ franchise record for the biggest signing bonus for an international player. On Thursday, a little over a year after signing, Heredia finished up his first professional season.  The 6′...

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Luis Heredia Video Recaps

Luis Heredia wrapped up his first season as a pro this week, making his final start on August 25th.  Terry Mathews was in attendance for two of his final starts, and captured the following videos of Heredia’s outings. 8/13/11 – Terry’s Recap Here 8/25/11 – Terry’s Recap...

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Are We There Yet? Part Two

This is the second part of a look at how the Pirates’ farm system stood at the beginning of 2007, compared to how it may look at the beginning of 2012. The assignments for 2012 are, of course, just my best guesses. Also See: Are We There Yet? Part One Catcher 2007: Brian Peterson, Dave Parrish 2012: Ramon Cabrera, Carlos Paulino Peterson and Parrish were both veteran minor leaguers. The Pirates will face some tough decisions with the...

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