Starling Marte: Bruised But Not Broken

Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte, who was hit on the hand by a pitch in the 2nd inning of last night’s game, has had X-rays that turned out negative.  His right hand is bruised and swollen, but there was no sign of a fracture.  It will still be a few days before the swelling goes down enough for him to bat and throw.  In the meantime, he will be available to pinch-run for Indianapolis.

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Prospect Watch: Mercer On a Hot Streak, Garcia Hits Sixth Homer

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 from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (1-1, 3.54) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (1-2, 1.76) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.268) - DNP 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training 6. Robbie...

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Draft Street FREE Fantasy Contest is BACK! $250 in Cash Prizes!

A few weeks ago we held the first Draft Street free roll, giving you a chance to win part of a $200 prize pool, paid out to the top six teams. All you had to do was enter a FREE, one-night fantasy baseball contest. I got a lot of good feedback from those of you who joined, with a few blaming me for their eventual rehab from Draft Street’s style of fantasy baseball. Because of that positive feedback, Pirates Prospects has teamed...

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Phil Irwin Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted pitchers Phil Irwin and Josh Poytress from Bradenton to Altoona. Irwin’s promotion is expected. He returned to Bradenton over the weekend after missing the early part of the season with an injury. He pitched half the season in Altoona last year and was always ticketed to return to the level. Poytress has pitched well this year. He started the season in West Virginia, then quickly moved up to...

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Weekly Prospects Chat Transcript 5/7

Below is the transcript for this week’s prospects chat.

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