Minor League Schedule: Brigham Goes For Indianapolis on Light Sunday

West Virginia was rained out of a doubleheader on Saturday. They will play back-to-back doubleheaders on April 29th and 30th. Indianapolis is the only Pirates affiliate on the schedule today. All the other three teams have Sunday off and they will resume play on Monday. All four Pirates affiliates will play at home on Monday. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page.

Jake Brigham will make his third start of the season today

Jake Brigham will make his third start of the season today

AAA: Indianapolis (11-4) @ Louisville (8-7) 1:35pm 
Probable starter: Jake Brigham (1-0, 3.48)
Yesterday’s Result:  Louisville 4, Indianapolis 2

Jake Brigham will make his third start of the season today. In his first outing, he went six innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks. Brigham picked up nine strikeouts. In his second game, he went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs(three earned) on four hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts. Brigham has a 1.43 GO/AO ratio and a .214 BAA.

AA: Altoona (5-9) vs Harrisburg (4-10) 6:30pm 4/21
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (0-1, 2.53)
Yesterday’s Result: Richmond 7, Altoona 3

Altoona is off today. They are currently in fifth place in their division, four games out of first place. The Curve are 3-5 at home this year and 1-1 against Harrisburg. When Altoona returns to action on Monday, Zack Dodson will take the mound, making his third start. In his last game, he threw 5.2 shutout innings against Harrisburg.

High-A: Bradenton (11-5) vs Charlotte (5-11) 6:30pm 4/21
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 4, Jupiter 0

Bradenton is off today. The Marauders are in first place in their division, two games ahead of the pack. They have won six straight games. Bradenton is 6-2 at home and they are 3-1 at home. No starter has been named yet for Monday’s game.

Low-A: West Virginia (7-8) vs Kannapolis (6-9) 7:05pm  4/21
Probable starterDovydas Neverauskas (2-0, 1.80) or Shane Carle (0-0, 3.09)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was rained out.

West Virginia is off today. The Power are in fifth place in their division, 4.5 games out of first place. They are 4-3 at home and they have won two straight. West Virginia only got in one out of three games against Kannapolis this week. The two teams play seven more times this month.

Recent Transactions

4/19: Chris Stewart activated from disabled list. Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.

4/18: Quinton Miller added to Altoona roster. Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.

4/17: Jovany Lopez loaned to Rojos del Aguila of the Veracruz League(Mexico)

4/17: Eric Wood activated from disabled list and added to Bradenton roster. D.J. Crumlich reassigned to minor league camp.

4/16: Collin Balester activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

4/16: Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis. Jay Jackson transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/14: Luis Heredia placed on disabled list. Brett McKinney added to West Virginia roster.

4/13: Adalberto Santos transferred from Indianapolis to Jamestown roster.

4/12: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis. Josh Kinney transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/11: Chris Stewart transferred from Bradenton to Indianapolis.

4/11: Jeff Locke activated from disabled list. Assigned to Indianapolis.

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.

John Dreker

Author: 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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  • TheSharkTankisNasty

    I had no idea we could loan players to the Mexican League…

    • John Dreker

      It has happened a lot over the years and usually it is to a team that they have a working relationship with. Almost every player from Mexico that signs a pro contract, signs with a Mexican League team first. It’s part of the rules of playing down there, so Major League teams have working agreements with a team in Mexico and then they will sign their players. In exchange for “holding” the players, once in awhile they will loan them a pitcher like Lopez