• Prospect Reports
    Gonzalez, Durham Power Altoona Sweep

    Elevys Gonzalez and Miles Durham each had a double and a HR in four ABs as Altoona defeated Bowie, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep on the road.  The Curve also got six and a third effective innings from Phil Irwin and a perfect 2.2 IP from Jhonathan Ramos. Gonzalez opened the...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Another Strong Outing

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  • Prospect Reports
    Offense Stunned Again In Indians’ Third Shutout In A Row

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   Forty-five.  That’s the number of innings that have passed since the Indianapolis Indians scored an earned run.  In fact, the last run they did score, the unearned one, was 33 innings ago. Tonight it was Jo-Jo Reyes whose strong start earned him...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Taking Steps Forward Thanks to Slider

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo) for closer Octavio Dotel in 2010, the club knew that they were getting a talented arm. The righty made 11 starts with Pittsburgh that year after spending most of his Major League career with...

  • 2012 Draft
    Jonathan Mayo Has Deven Marrero Going to Pirates

    We’ve already seen Baseball America ad Keith Law release mock drafts that have shortstop Deven Marrero going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, Jonathan Mayo released a mock draft of the top ten picks, and also has the Pirates taking Marrero. Mayo notes that Marrero has struggled this Spring, but has hit more...

  • 2012 Draft
    Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/17-5/20

    We’re getting down to the final weekends for regular season college baseball action. This will be the final weekend of the regular season for Mike Zunino and Florida. Kyle Zimmer and San Francisco don’t play this weekend. The rest of the draft prospects are in action this weekend, and finish their seasons...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 17, Part Two

    Part two of Pittsburgh Pirates history for this date. Part one, which can be found here, contains new bios for seven players born on this date. This article contains another three players, two trades and one Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. The Trades On this date in 1956, the Pirates traded...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/17/12

    Top ranked prospect Gerrit Cole, will get his eighth start of the season tonight for Bradenton. He is tied for the sixth best WHIP(1.00) in the Florida State League. He also has the 11th most strikeouts in the league, while ranking 34th in innings pitched. A full recap of yesterday’s games can...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Shut Out Again, Fall Victim To A Triple Play

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  1,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians were shut out by the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for the second day in a row, losing 1-0 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.  This gives the Indians 36 straight innings without scoring an earned run.  They were shut...

  • Prospect Reports
    Kelson Brown Leads Altoona Over Bowie in Ten

    Altoona beat Bowie behind a big night from utility infielder Kelson Brown, who was subbing at short for an injured Brock Holt.  Brown drove in Altoona’s first run in the first inning with a sac fly, scored a go-ahead run after leading off the 6th with a double, and drove in the...

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