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

Minor League Schedule: Cody Dickson is Undefeated Since the All-Star Break

Six teams on the schedule today. The GCL and DSL Pirates have off today, while Jamestown has a doubleheader. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. 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 hasn't lost since the All-Star break (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

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


AAA: Indianapolis (59-57) vs Toledo (55-60) 1:35pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (7-10, 4.56)
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 4, Toledo 3

Adam Wilk will make his 22nd start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. Wilk has thrown a total of 130.1 innings, giving up 142 hits, 15 homers and 37 walks. He has 93 strikeouts, an 0.90 GO/AO ratio and a .282 BAA. In his last start, Wilk gave up six runs on eight hits and five walks in six innings. He has gone at least six innings in each of his last six starts.

AA: Altoona (49-66) vs Richmond (66-48) 6:00pm
Probable starter: Jhonathan Ramos (2-5, 5.06)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 7, Richmond 6

Jhonathan Ramos will get his fourth start for Altoona tonight. He has pitched 23 times in relief for the Curve, six times in relief for Indianapolis and he also made one start for the Indians. Ramos went 5.2 innings in his last start, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk. He pitched in relief against Richmond on 5/29 and allowed three runs while picking up just one out. He has a 3.80 ERA at home for Altoona and a 6.63 road ERA.

High-A: Bradenton (60-49, 25-15 2nd half) vs Brevard County (56-48) 5:00pm
Probable starter: Shane Carle (1-2, 5.40)
Yesterday’s Result: Brevard County 4, Bradenton 2

Shane Carle will get his fifth start for Bradenton tonight. He gave up four runs on six hits and four walks in 5.2 innings in his last start. While with West Virginia, Carle had a 3.72 ERA in 82.1 innings. On the season, he has thrown a total of 107.1 innings, surrendering 121 hits, 12 homers and 16 walks. He has 60 strikeouts, a 1.49 GO/AO ratio and a .285 BAA.

Low-A: West Virginia (40-70, 20-22 2nd half) vs Lexington (45-67) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (5-8, 4.42)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 6, Lexington 1

Cody Dickson will make his 22nd start of the season today. He has thrown 99.2 innings, allowing 110 hits, eight homers and 47 walks. He has 74 strikeouts, a 1.09 GO/AO ratio and a .287 BAA. In his last start, Dickson went four innings, giving up five runs on five hits and five walks. He has not allowed a home run in his last eight starts. Since the All-Star break, Dickson is 3-0, 2.70 in eight games and has held batters to a .265 BAA, 36 points lower than his BAA before the All-Star break.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (21-27) vs Lowell (20-27) 4:05pm DH
Probable Starter: Marek Minarik (1-4, 5.00) and Tyler Eppler (0-2, 3.86)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown was rained out yesterday

Marek Minarik will make his ninth start today. His last outing came in relief. He went four innings, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. Minarik has a 21/19 BB/SO ratio in 36 innings, with a 1.86 GO/AO ratio and a .250 BAA. Tyler Eppler will make his tenth start of the season. He has thrown 39.2 innings, allowing 37 hits, five homers and eight walks. He has 26 strikeouts, a 1.14 GO/AO ratio and a .240 BAA. In his last start, Eppler gave up one earned run on five hits and a walk in 4.1 innings.

RK: Bristol (12-29) vs Greeneville (23-20) 6:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bluefield 12, Bristol 10

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (12-24) vs Tigers (21-16) 12:00pm 8/4

Yesterday’s Result: Yankees2 7, Pirates 6 in 10 innings

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (25-29) vs  Rangers1 (43-10) 10:30am 8/4

Yesterday’s Result: Cubs 4, Pirates 3

Check out the DSL Pirates eighth week recap.

Recent Transactions

8/2: Starling Marte assigned to Indianapolis on rehab.

8/1: Jake Burnette assigned to Bristol.

8/1: Jeff Roy placed on disabled list. Chris Diaz activated from disabled list.

7/31: Collin Balester and Angel Sanchez assigned to Altoona.

7/27: Wyatt Mathisen activated from the disabled list. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.

7/27: Jake Brigham assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

7/26: Pirates sign Trace Tam Sing, assigned to Jamestown.

7/26: Adam Wilk placed on the temporary inactive list. Omir Santos activated from disabled list.

7/26: A.J. Morris assigned to the GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/25: Matt Curry activated from disabled list.

7/25: Pat Ludwig assigned to Altoona. Joan Montero assigned to Bradenton.

7/24: Orlando Castro placed on disabled list. Matt Benedict assigned to Altoona.

7/23: Barrett Barnes placed on disabled list. Justin Howard activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

7/23: West Virginia places Danny Collins, Chris Diaz and Justin Topa on disabled list. Maximo Rivera, Jared LaKind and Francisco Aponte assigned to West Virginia.

7/23: Nathan Sopena promoted to Jamestown. Jose Salazar promoted to Bristol.

7/21: Tyler Sample assigned to Bradenton.

7/18: Pirates release Jason Townsend.

7/17: Josh Bell promoted to Altoona. Ralph Henriquez placed on DL.

7/17: Andrew Lambo activated from DL. Matt Curry placed on DL. Jhonathan Ramos assigned to Altoona.

7/14: Pirates release Duke Welker.

7/12: Pirates sign Rafael Perez. Perez assigned to Indianapolis.

7/11: Pirates release Jorge Mendoza.

7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.

7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia. Elvis Escobar assigned to Jamestown.

7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.

7/11: Orlando Castro promoted to Altoona. Pirates release Yao-Hsun Yang.

7/11: Jarek Cunningham activated from disabled list. Quinton Miller placed on disabled list.

7/10: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios promoted to Bradenton. Robby Rowland and Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/10: Matt Curry promoted to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/9: Andrew Lambo assigned to Jamestown on rehab assignment.

7/8: Thomas Harlan promoted to Altoona

7/7: Francisco Liriano assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.

7/7: Chris Dickerson traded to Cleveland Indians.

7/7: Justin Howard placed on disabled list. Dan Gamache and Nate Baker assigned to Altoona.

7/7: Mike Fransoso assigned to West Virginia Power. Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list.

7/7: Collin Balester has his rehab assignment transferred from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/7: Cristian Mota promoted from DSL Pirates to GCL Pirates. Jhoan Herrera reassigned to DSL Pirates.

7/7: Jake Burnette sent to GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/7: Edgardo Munoz promoted from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/5: Tyler Waldron placed on disabled list. John Holdzkom assigned to Indianapolis.

7/5: Dean Anna assigned to Indianapolis.

7/4: Jarek Cunningham placed on DL. Jeff Inman sent to Altoona.

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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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