Minor League Schedule: 4/22/13

Top prospect Jameson Taillon will get his fourth start of the season tonight, looking to build on what has already been an impressive start to his year. West Virginia has off today. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added a Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.

Jameson Taillon threw 101 pitches in his last outing

Jameson Taillon threw 101 pitches in his last outing

AAA: Indianapolis (12-6) @ Louisville (9-8) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Kyle Waldrop (1-0, 1.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2, Louisville 1

Kyle Waldrop will make his second start of the season tonight. He has also made one relief appearance. In his season debut, he threw 3.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, giving up four hits, no walks and he struck out three batters. In his only start on 4/17, Waldrop threw 6.2 scoreless innings. He allowed  just two hits, issued one walk and he struck out three. He spent part of last season in the majors with the Twins, making 17 relief appearance. Waldrop had a 2.53 ERA in 21.1 innings.

AA: Altoona (8-9) @ Richmond (8-10) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Jameson Taillon (2-1, 1.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 4, Harrisburg 1

Jameson Taillon will get his fourth start of the season tonight. He pitched seven scoreless innings in his last start, giving up two hits, three walks and he struck out six batters. In his previous start, Taillon allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out a career high of ten batters in that game. In his season opener, he threw five shutout innings on the road against Erie. Taillon has a .175 BAA on the season. Left-handers are batting .125 against him.

High-A: Bradenton (5-12) VS Jupiter (4-13) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (0-2, 4.02)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4, Jupiter 3 (Game Story)

Nick Kingham will make his fourth start of the season tonight. He is coming off his best start of the year, six shutout innings against Jupiter on the road. He allowed just two hits, one walk and he struck out seven batters. His previous outing against Charlotte on the road was not a strong one. Kingham gave up five runs in 4.2 innings, surrendering seven hits and two walks. He went five innings in his debut, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk. He has 14 strikeouts and a .207 BAA in 15.2 innings.

Low-A: West Virginia (8-10) @ Charleston (8-9) 7:05pm 4/23
Probable starter: John Kuchno (0-1, 7.30)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 11, Hagerstown 2 (Game Story)

West Virginia has off today. They will resume play on Tuesday night on the road in Charleston, beginning a seven game road trip that includes four games against Savannah. They return home on May 1st. The Power are 6-4 in their last ten games and they have a 5-2 road record. Team leaders: Stetson Allie six homers, 27 runs, .380 average. Josh Bell 21 RBI’s. Max Moroff 18 runs. Tyler Glasnow 1.54 ERA. Orlando Castro 18 strikeouts.

Recent Transactions

4/20 Assigned Francisco Liriano and Jose Contreras to the Altoona roster

4/19 Released Alex Valdez

4/19 Bradenton added Junior Sosa to their roster. Sent Daniel Grovatt to Extended Spring Training

4/18 Added Barrett Barnes to West Virginia roster

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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