Prospect Notebook: When Will Cole and Taillon Move Up?

It’s a question I get asked daily. Several times a day, even. When will Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon move up to Altoona? Both starters are putting up strong numbers in Bradenton this year. Cole has a 3.18 ERA in 34 innings, with some dominant secondary numbers, including a 10.3 K/9 and a 2.9 BB/9 ratio. Taillon has a 1.47 ERA in 36.2 innings, with an 8.8 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9 ratio. The answer to the question of when they move...

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Indians Shut Out Wastes Owens’ Strong Start

Norfolk Tides  2,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   Tribe starter Rudy Owens pitched 8 strong innings at Victory Field this afternoon, but his teammates could not push a run across, giving the Tides the win and Owens his first loss of the season.  The Indians still hold a 2 games to 1 lead in this 4-game series, which wraps up tomorrow. Owens faced the minimum number of Norfolk batters over the first 3 innings.  He walked RF Jai...

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Harrison’s Walk off Hit Ends Extra Inning Affair

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After playing over three and a half hours in the rain at PNC Park on Sunday, burning through the bench and most of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates walked off against the Houston Astros in the 12th inning in a 3-2 win. “They never give up,” starter A.J. Burnett said. “That’s the thing about these guys, we couldn’t get a hit for eight innings and they wouldn’t give up. That’s our job, keep...

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Prospect Watch: Alen Hanson and Jose Osuna 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 (2-1, 3.18) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-2, 1.47) - 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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McCutchen Placed on DL; Hanrahan Activated From Bereavement List

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed right-hander Daniel McCutchen on the disabled list prior to the game on Sunday. As a corresponding move, they added closer Joel Hanrahan back on the club’s active roster. Hanrahan was placed on the Bereavement List on Thursday due to the passing of his Grandmother. The righty closer is available from the bullpen for today’s game against Houston. McCutchen was placed on...

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