Wrapping Up the 2011 West Virginia Power Season

Today we wrapped up the 2011 West Virginia Power season, looking at all of the prospects at the level.  The content included: -The Hitters Recap, featuring their stats, age groups, and an analysis of how each prospect performed. -The Pitchers Recap, also breaking down the stats, age groups, and performances. -The Top Prospects at the level. -I reviewed Jameson Taillon’s first pro season. Tomorrow we will continue our season...

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Bradenton Eliminated in 10th Inning

The Bradenton Marauders were eliminated from the first round of the 2011 Florida State League playoffs tonight when the St. Lucie Mets pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, winning 4-3.  Nathan Baker provided the third straight strong start for Bradenton, but the offense which scored ten runs last night couldn’t built a big lead against the Mets tonight. St. Lucie took an early lead in the second...

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West Virginia Power 2011 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Our top 10 overall prospects for the West Virginia Power factors in all of the individual rankings.  Along with the individual rankings, we also include the best pitcher, hitter, biggest surprise, and biggest disappointments of the year.  The rankings factor in all of the players at the level throughout the year, regardless of whether they’ve been promoted to the majors, and regardless of whether they’ve lost their...

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West Virginia Power 2011 Season Recap: Hitters

The pitching staff in West Virginia got a lot of attention, although the offense didn’t see the same hype.  That was mostly because there wasn’t really a standout hitting prospect for the majority of the year, with the best hitter leaving when Matt Curry was promoted to Altoona.  The Power had some promising hitting prospects, although a lot of them were younger and on the raw side, which led to some poor offensive...

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West Virginia Power 2011 Season Recap: Pitchers

Coming in to the 2011 season, the West Virginia rotation was one of the biggest stories in the minors.  The rotation was set to have all of the guys from the 2009 draft class, as well as Jameson Taillon and possibly Stetson Allie.  Allie didn’t make it, but Taillon and the 2009 prep pitchers did.  The Pirates had more pitching prospects than roster spots, constantly making paper moves to “send a player down to State...

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