Cody Dickson hasn't lost since the All-Star break (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

Minor League Schedule: Tough Start to Season For Cody Dickson

Four games on the schedule today, with three early afternoon start times. The Dominican Summer League season began yesterday. You can view the season preview below. The DSL Pirates have off every Sunday. 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. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information. 

Cody Dickson pitched well for Jamestown last year, but he has had a tough time with West Virginia(Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

Cody Dickson pitched well for Jamestown last year, but he has had a tough time with West Virginia(Photo Credit: Mark Olson)


AAA: Indianapolis (33-22) vs Scranton/WB (28-26) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (3-1, 3.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Scranton/WB 7, Indianapolis 3 

Jeff Locke will make his ninth start of the season today. He has also pitched once for Bradenton and once for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With Indianapolis, Locke has thrown 45 innings, allowing 41 hits, five homers and 20 walks. He has 35 strikeouts, a 1.97 GO/AO ratio and a .243 BAA. In his last start, Locke allowed one run over six innings, giving up five walks and five hits. He has a 2.25 ERA at home and 6.92 on the road. Left-handed batters are 6-for-42 against Locke.

AA: Altoona (20-35) vs New Hampshire (20-35) 1:00pm
Probable starter: A.J. Morris (5-1, 1.65)
Yesterday’s Result: New Hampshire 4, Altoona 0

A.J. Morris will make his eighth start of the season. He has also pitched five times in relief. As a starter, he has thrown 38.2 innings, posting a 1.63 ERA, with 27 strikeouts, a 2.65 GO/AO ratio and a .214 BAA. In his last start, Morris went five innings, allowing six runs(two earned) on eight hits and two walks. At home this season, he has given up just two runs over 26 innings. Morris leads the Eastern League in ERA.

High-A: Bradenton (27-28) @ Clearwater (12-42) 1:00pm
Probable starter: Jason Creasy (2-2, 4.25)
Yesterday’s Result: Clearwater 1, Bradenton 0

Jason Creasy will make his 12th start of the season today, the first Pirates minor league pitcher to reach that total. He has thrown 48.2 innings, allowing 54 hits, three homers and 11 walks. Creasy has 34 strikeouts, an 0.91 GO/AO ratio and a .283 BAA. In his last start, he went 4.1 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk. On the road this season, he has a 4.40 ERA in seven starts. Creasy posted a 5.48 ERA in May.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-35) @ Greensboro (31-23) 4:00pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-6, 4.93)
Yesterday’s Result:  Greensboro 5, West Virginia 3

Cody Dickson will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 45.2 innings, allowing 56 hits, five homers and 19 walks. Dickson had 33 strikeouts, a 1.04 GO/AO ratio and a .306 BAA. In his last start, he allowed four runs over six innings, though just one run was earned. Dickson didn’t walk any batters in his last game after giving up at least two walks in each of his previous seven games. He has a 3.00 ERA on the road, 8.62 at home. He had a 5.06 ERA in May. Last season for Jamestown, Dickson had a 2.37 ERA, with 59 strikeouts and a .209 BAA in 57 innings.

DSL: Pirates (0-1) vs Rangers1 (1-0) 10:30am 6/2

Result: Rangers1 13, Pirates 12 in 13 innings

Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.

Recent Transactions

5/31: Brent Morel placed on disabled list.

5/31: Junior Sosa added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Eight players released from DSL roster.

5/30: Mel Rojas Jr. promoted to Indianapolis. Chris Dickerson placed on disabled list.

5/30: Brandon Mann released. Ryan Beckman added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Kenn Kasparek added to Indianapolis roster.

5/29: Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/28: Candon Myles activated from the disabled list. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/27: Kawika Emsley-Pai assigned from Altoona to West Virginia.

5/26: Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona. Cody Eppley assigned to Indianapolis.

5/24: Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training. Orlando Castro assigned to Bradenton.

5/23 Tony Sanchez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/23: Josh Wall assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/22: Edwin Espinal activated from disabled list. Candon Myles placed on disabled list.

5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.

5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.

5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona

5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.

5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.

5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.

5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

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.

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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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