• News and Rumors
    Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes to be Called Up?

    The 2011 Indianapolis Indians season ended today, which means we will see a lot of call-ups tomorrow.  Two of those call-ups appear to be Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes, per a tweet from Daniel Moskos. Locke has made four starts for the Indianapolis Indians, with a 1.93 ERA in 23.1 innings, along...

  • Analysis
    Indians End Their Season With Loss But Locke Strikes Out 6

    Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up their 2011 season with a loss to the Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY this afternoon.  The loss gives the Indians a final record of 76- 68, which is their best record in the past 5...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 141 Recap: McDonald is Stellar like Monica Gellar

    Maybe the Astros clubhouse was filled with the sounds of Milli Vanilli’s ‘Blame it on the Rain’ after this one ended. If the scoreboard operators in Pittsburgh are anything like most scoreboard operators, they were playing rain themed songs (‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’ by CCR, ‘Laughter in the Rain’ by Neil Sedaka,...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Astros’ 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...

  • Analysis
    Wrapping Up the 2011 Minor League Season

    Today marks the end of the 2011 minor league season, which is the third season that we’ve covered here at Pirates Prospects.  To give you an idea of what is to come in the next week, here is the anticipated schedule: -Bradenton will be in the Florida State League playoffs starting tomorrow,...

  • Top Stories
    Who Plays First Base for the Pirates in 2012?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates activated first baseman Derrek Lee from the disabled list yesterday, and he promptly hit a grand slam in the ninth inning of his first game back, giving the Pirates a 7-5 win.  The Pirates added Lee at the trade deadline in exchange for Aaron Baker, but quickly saw him...

  • Prospect Reports
    Jackson Covers Offense And Defense In Indians Win

    Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3 Tribe reliever Steven Jackson got in on both sides of the action in the Indians’ win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on this next-to-last day of the International League season.  The righty pitched 2 innings of relief and earned the...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 9/5/11

    Today's probable starters: Jeff Locke, Phillip Irwin and Porfirio Lopez

  • Prospect Watch
    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/4/11

    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 8/16/11. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (No Stats) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-3, 3.98) – Season Completed 3. Luis Heredia, RHP (1-2, 4.75) – Season Completed 4. Starling Marte,...

  • Prospect Reports
    Kyle McPherson Recap 9/4/11

    Kyle McPherson had a great start tonight in Altoona’s 1-0 win in 11 innings.  He went five shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out five.  He was delayed for 43 minutes by a rain delay in the second inning, but came back out allowing just one hit in the...

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