Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole and Casey Sadler Pitch Shutout Ball

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-4, 3.43) - 5.1 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 3 BB 6 SO 0 HR 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (6-7, 3.91) - DNP 3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.310) - DNP 5....

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Minor League Schedule: 8/10/12

Gerrit Cole will get the start tonight for Altoona. He ranks third among all Pirates minor league pitchers in strikeouts behind Justin Wilson and Jeff Locke. Cole’s 103.2 innings ranks 11th in the organization and his overall ERA of 3.04 trails only Jeff Locke(2.66) and Phil Irwin(2.87) among pitchers who have thrown at least 70 innings. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (72-48) @...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/9/12

Jameson Taillon will make the start for Bradenton tonight. He is eighth in the Florida State League in both innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking third with his 1.15 WHIP. Altoona broke an eight game losing streak last night. Both DSL teams were rained out yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-48) vs Charlotte (68-51) 7:05pm Probable starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result:...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/8/12

West Virginia was off yesterday. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game with Jeff Locke scheduled to pitch. *** See update from this morning on Locke below*** He has the third best ERA in the International League. He is also fourth in the league in strikeouts and tenth, with his 1.22 WHIP. The season for the GCL Pirates, as well both DSL affiliates, ends on August 25th, with each team having 16 games remaining in their schedule. A...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/7/12

Clay Holmes will get the start tonight for State College. He ranks first in the NY-Penn League with his 0.94 ERA and his matching 0.94 WHIP ranks him eighth in the NYPL. Bradenton was off yesterday. West Virginia has off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-46) vs Charlotte (66-51) 7:05pm Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (5-5 4.19) Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 1 Indianapolis 0 (game...

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