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Minor League Schedule: Brandon Cumpton Gets Second Start

Four pitchers on the schedule tonight making their second start of the season. Both Brandon Cumpton and Chad Kuhl threw shutout ball in their season debut. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart.

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Brandon Cumpton looks to build off his strong debut (Photo Credit: David Hague)

AAA: Indianapolis (6-1) @ Toledo (2-4) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (1-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 8, Toledo 6

Brandon Cumpton will make his second start of the season tonight. In his debut, he threw six shutout innings, allowing six hits, one walk and he had one strikeout. He pitched for Altoona, Indianapolis and for the Pirates last season. In the majors, Cumpton made five starts and one relief appearance and had a 2.05 ERA over 30.2 innings. Between both minor league stops, he made 21 starts(two for Altoona) and two relief outings. Cumpton threw a total of 122 innings, posting a 3.62 ERA, with 97 strikeouts, a 2.43 GO/AO ratio  and a .255 BAA. Check out the Indianapolis season preview.

AA: Altoona (2-3) @ Richmond (4-3) 6:35pm 
Probable starterAdrian Sampson (0-1, 3.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 5, Altoona 4

Adrian Sampson will get his second start of the season tonight. He went six innings in his debut, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks. He had six strikeouts in the game, one short of his career high. Sampson pitched for Bradenton last year, throwing a total of 140 innings over 25 starts and one relief appearance. Sampson gave up 177 hits, 18 homers and 22 walks. He had 85 strikeouts, a 1.11 GO/AO ratio and a .310 BAA. Check out the Altoona season preview.

High-A: Bradenton (4-2) vs Palm Beach (4-2) 6:30pm
Probable starterChad Kuhl (1-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Palm Beach 3, Bradenton 1

Chad Kuhl will get the start for Bradenton tonight. In his season debut, he threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks, with two strikeouts. He was drafted by the Pirates in the ninth round last year and spent the season with Jamestown. Kuhl made 13 starts there, throwing a total of 55.1 innings, with 53 hits allowed, no homers and six walks. He struck out 33, had a 1.19 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. Kuhl is a 21-year-old right-hander out of the University of Delaware. Check out the Bradenton season preview.

Low-A: West Virginia (3-4) vs Lexington (3-4) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Buddy Borden (0-0, 6.75)
Yesterday’s Result: Asheville 5, West Virginia 3

Buddy Borden will get his second start of the season tonight. He went four innings in his debut, allowing three runs on three hits, one homer and two walks, while striking out five batters. He was the seventh round draft pick of the Pirates last year. Borden made three starts and three relief appearances for Jamestown. In 16.2 innings, he allowed ten hits, no homers and walked five batters. Borden struck out 23 batters in his short time, while holding hitters to a .169 average. Check out the West Virginia season preview.

Recent Transactions

4/9: Jeff Locke assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

4/7: Barrett Barnes and Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker and Justin Maffei added to West Virginia roster.

4/6: Chris Stewart assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

4/5: Robert Andino placed on disabled list. Blake Davis added to Indianapolis roster.

4/4: Stetson Allie added to Altoona roster. Junior Sosa transferred to Jamestown roster.

4:4 Kenn Kasparek and Quinton Miller placed on disabled list. Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster.

3/29: Quincy Latimore and Erick Fernandez released.

3/27: Traded a player to be named later in exchange for Keon Broxton.

3/25: Acquired Vance Worley in exchange for cash.

3/22: Six minor league players released. Carlos Mesa, Cesar Lopez, Axel Diaz, Elvin Ramirez, Kirk Singer and Eliecer Navarro.

3/20 Zac Fuesser, Ethan Hollingsworth, Kevin Kleis and Dalton Friend released.

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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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