Joely Rodriguez was added to the 40-man roster this off-season.

Minor League Schedule: Dickson Gets Start For Jamestown

For Jamestown today, Cody Dickson will get the start. The fourth round draft pick from this year has a 12.6 SO/9 ratio in his five starts. The GCL Pirates are off today. Both DSL affiliates are off this weekend while the league breaks for it’s All-Star game on Sunday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the 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. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.

Joely Rodriguez has yet to pick up a win since joining Bradenton

Joely Rodriguez has yet to pick up a win since joining Bradenton

AAA: Indianapolis (61-40) @ Gwinnett (43-57) 5:05pm
Probable starter: Graham Godfrey (6-6, 4.72)
Yesterday’s Result: Gwinnett 2, Indianapolis 0

Graham Godfrey will make his tenth start of the season tonight, sixth for Indianapolis. He started the year with Providence, going 4-3, 3.83 in four starts and nine relief appearances. On the year, he has pitched 76.1 innings, allowing 82 hits, 13 homers and 26 walks. Godfrey has 49 strikeouts, an 0.59 GO/AO ratio and a .269 BAA. In his last start, he went three innings, giving up three runs on three hits.

AA: Altoona (45-54) vs Erie (50-48) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (2-3, 4.63)
Yesterday’s Result: Erie 6, Altoona 4

Eliecer Navarro will make his seventh start for Altoona tonight. He went 1-9, 2.86 in 11 starts and two relief appearances for Bradenton. On the year, he has thrown 104.1 innings, allowing 95 hits, seven homers and 25 walks. Navarro has 85 strikeouts, an 0.77 GO/AO ratio and a .235 BAA. In his last start, he went seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. It was his longest start for Altoona and he also struck out a AA high of six batters.

High-A: Bradenton (34-62 overall, 8-20 2nd half) vs Lakeland (41-50) 5:00pm 
Probable starter:  Joely Rodriguez (0-3, 2.86)
Yesterday’s Result: Clearwater 9, Bradenton 8 in 11 innings

Joely Rodriguez will make his sixth start for Bradenton tonight. He began the season with West Virginia, where he went 5-5, 2.72 in 14 starts. On the season, he has pitched a total of 101 innings, allowing 106 hits, five homers and 29 walks. Rodriguez has 69 strikeouts, a 2.23 GO/AO ratio and a .275 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks. Three of his five starts with Bradenton have come against Charlotte.

Low-A: West Virginia (52-44 overall, 15-11 2nd half) vs Kannapolis (39-58) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (2-2, 2.80)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Kannapolis 1

Jason Creasy will make his seventh start for West Virginia today. He has also pitched 18 times in relief. As a starter, he has gone 0-2, 2.03 in 26.2 innings. In his last start, he gave up two unearned runs over six innings, allowing four hits and two walks. Creasy has pitched a total of 64.1 innings this year, allowing 67 hits, six homers and 16 walks. He has 59 strikeouts, a 1.33 GO/AO ratio and a .265 BAA. In his last 35.1 innings(ten appearances), he has a 1.53 ERA.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (20-12) vs Aberdeen (16-15) 1:05pm
Probable Starter: Cody Dickson (0-0, 5.02)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 6, Aberdeen 4

Cody Dickson will make his sixth start of the season. The 2013 fourth round draft pick has pitched a total of 14.1 innings, allowing 13 hits, one homer and nine walks. He has recorded 20 strikeouts, including a high of six in his first start, when he threw three no-hit innings. In his last start, Dickson went three innings, giving up two runs on two hits and four walks.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (12-12) vs GCL Braves (10-13) 12:00pm 7/22
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Tigers 9, Pirates 4

The GCL Pirates are off today. They will resume play on Monday.

DSL: Pirates1 (25-16) vs Rockies (21-20) 10:30am 7/22
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off yesterday

DSL: Pirates2 (21-19) vs Orioles2 (16-24) 10:30am 7/22
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off yesterday

Recent Transactions

7/20 Dan Cervette assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to GCL Pirates.

7/19 Neil Walker assigned to Indianapolis on rehab assignment.

7/19 Beau Wallace assigned to GCL Pirates.

7/18 Pirates release Jose Contreras. Atahualpa Severino activated from Temporary Inactive List

7/17 Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Matt Benedict placed on disabled list.

7/17 Ryan Beckman promoted to Altoona. Oderman Rocha assigned to Bradenton roster

7/17 Luis Urena promoted to West Virginia. Jimmy Rider assigned to Jamestown.

7/17  Jared Hughes assigned to Altoona on rehab.

7/14 Atahualpa Severino placed on Temporary Inactive List

7/14 Zack Thornton promoted to Indianapolis. Oscar Tejeda assigned to Altoona.

7/14 Thomas Harlan promoted to Bradenton. Cesar Lopez added to West Virginia roster.

7/12 Russ Canzler acquired in trade for Tim Alderson. Canzler assigned to Indianapolis.

7/11 Orlando Castro placed on disabled list.

7/10 Brian Bocock acquired from Nationals and assigned to Indianapolis. Ivan De Jesus placed on Bereavement List

7/10 Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis

7/8 Chase d’Arnaud and Brett Carroll placed on Indianapolis DL. Jerry Sands activated from DL.

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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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  • David Lewis

    Any update on Taillon’s neck stiffness and if he’s expected to pitch Tuesday? I see he’s still shown as the listed starter in the pitching probables page, but was wondering if I’ve shelled out $30 to watch a Luis Angel Sanz start.

    (Who would get the start if Taillon is scratched?)

    • John Dreker

      Last update was from Cory Giger last night. Taillon was to see the team doctor after last night’s game and he may miss Tuesday’s start. I was planning on going since that is the only time Altoona comes to Trenton this year. I’ll at least get to see Kingham Monday.

      As for the other starter, probably Kasparek would get the start. Sanz did pitch in relief during Taillon’s last game, but he has also pitched since then and he hasn’t pitched more than one inning at a time in awhile. Probably a combination of guys will replace him, with Sanz and/or Ramos possibly getting multiple innings

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