Sampson has been one of the best Pirates minor league pitchers this year

Minor League Schedule: Strong Start to Season For Buddy Borden

Five games on the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league schedule today. Bradenton was rained out last night. They will make up the game today as part of a doubleheader. Indianapolis has an early morning start time. 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.  

 Sampson has been one of the best Pirates minor league pitchers this year

Sampson has been one of the best Pirates minor league pitchers this year



AAA: Indianapolis (23-16) vs Pawtucket (23-18) 11:05am
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (3-2, 4.54)
Yesterday’s ResultIndianapolis 3, Pawtucket 1

Adam Wilk will make his eighth start of the season this morning. He has given up three runs or less in six of his starts. Wilk has thrown 41.2 innings, allowing 41 hits, four homers and 13 walks. He has 29 strikeouts, an 0.96 GO/AO ratio and a .259 BAA. Wilk has a 3.33 home ERA and 6.23 on the road.

AA: Altoona (15-22) @ Binghamton (19-16) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (3-2, 2.27)
Yesterday’s Result: Binghamton 5, Altoona 3

Adrian Sampson will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 35.2 innings, giving up 32 hits, one homer and 12 walks. He has 27 strikeouts, a 1.05 GO/AO ratio and a .244 BAA. In his last start, Sampson gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. In his first four starts combined, he allowed six walks and struck out 23 batters. In his last three starts combined, he has six walks and four strikeouts.

High-A: Bradenton (18-20) vs Lakeland (25-12) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (2-2, 3.44) and Jason Creasy (2-2, 3.31)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was rained out

Orlando Castro will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Castro has thrown a total of 36.2 innings, allowing 36 hits, two homers and six walks. He has 25 strikeouts, a 1.62 GO/AO ratio and a .265 BAA. His last outing was four innings of relief work in which he allowed one run on four hits and a walk. In his three home starts, Castro has a 3.86 ERA in 16.1 innings. Jason Creasy will make his ninth start of the season, the first Pirates minor league pitcher to reach that mark. He has pitched 35.1 innings, giving up 34 hits, two homers and eight walks. Creasy has 22 strikeouts, a 1.16 GO/AO ratio and a .254 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, giving up five runs(four earned) on eight hits. Creasy is holding lefties to a .211 average, while righty batters have a .310 average.

Low-A: West Virginia (13-26) @ Augusta (17-22) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Buddy Borden (0-2, 2.67)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 5, Augusta 4 in 10 innings

Buddy Borden will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has pitched 30.1 innings, allowing 23 hits, one homer and 12 walks. He has 27 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and a .204 BAA. In his last start, Borden gave up three runs on four hits and three walks in 4.2 innings. He has allowed three runs in four of his starts and no runs in the other three outings. Lefties are hitting .204 against him while right-handed batters are hitting .203 in 59 at-bats.

Recent Transactions

5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/12: Signed Nathan Sopena.

5/12: Released Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo, Ramon Rodriguez and Marcus Beltrez.

5/9: Miguel Rosario added to West Virginia roster. Jerry Mulderig assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/9: Kenn Kasparek assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Harold Ramirez activated from disabled list. Michael Fransoso assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Matt Curry activated from disabled list and assigned to Altoona.

5/7: Andrew Lambo placed on disabled list.

5/6: Jeff Locke assigned to Indianapolis. Phil Irwin promoted to majors.

5/6: Vance Worley added to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Duke Welker placed on disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Jeff Locke promoted to Pirates. Casey Sadler assigned to Indianapolis.

5/4: Jose Osuna placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich added to Bradenton roster.

5/4: Kenn Kasparek promoted to Indianapolis.

5/3: Cody Eppley assigned in Indianapolis roster.

5/3: Reese McGuire activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/2: Benji Gonzalez traded to San Diego Padres.

5/2: Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Carlos Paulino placed on disabled list.

5/2: Jordan Steranka placed on disabled list. Taylor Lewis added to Bradenton roster.

5/1: Robert Andino activated from Indianapolis disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/1: Wandy Rodriguez assigned to Altoona roster on rehab.

4/30 Elvis Escobar added to West Virginia roster. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Ralph Henriquez added to Altoona roster.

4/27: Reese McGuire placed on disabled list. Kawika Emsley-Pai added to West Virginia roster.

4/27: Casey Sadler promoted to majors. Jared Hughes sent to Indianapolis.

4/27: Tyler Waldron promoted to Indianapolis.

4/27 Omir Santos added to Indianapolis roster.

4/27: Josh Smith assigned to Bradenton roster. Oderman Rocha sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Bryton Trepagnier assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.

4/25: Tyler Glasnow added to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training.

4/24: Oderman Rocha and Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Bryton Trepagnier and Josh Smith assigned to Extended Spring Training

4/23: Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Brandon Mann sent to Bradenton.

4/22: Zack Dodson placed on DL. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.

4/22: Brent Morel placed on Bereavement List. Cody Eppley added to Indianapolis roster.

4/21: Jared Hughes recalled to majors. Jay Jackson added to Indianapolis roster.

4/20: Carlos Paulino assigned from Indianapolis to Altoona roster. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Jamestown roster.

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.

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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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  • Matt Beam

    really hoping neither Borden or Jones are the PTNL for Ike… here’s hoping it’s Trae or Frazier

    • John Dreker

      Arbet was really disappointing for the bonus he got, but then when you factor in that he was one of the older HS players in the draft class, it really looks bad. I don’t see it being him, just because there had to be better options available to the Mets

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