Comments on: Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11 Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:21:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matt Beam Sat, 08 Sep 2012 22:01:00 +0000 I know the big 3 pitching prospects get talked about the most but the starting pitching (Irwin, McPherson, Locke, Wilson) depth from AAA is so much better than it used to be. These guys will either fill in the mid-end of the big league rotation someday or allow for more trades like the Wandy trade.