Minor League Schedule: 6/6/12

Jeff Karstens goes tonight for Indianapolis, in what will likely be his last rehab start. He could throw as many as 100 pitches tonight. Tim Alderson looks to continue his strong pitching back in the starting role, while Nick Kingham looks to bounce back from a rough start last week. Both State College and the Rookie League GCL Pirates, open their season in twelve days. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A:...

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Prospect Watch: Strong Pitching by Strickland, Von Rosenberg

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (4-1, 2.53) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-5, 3.57) – DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.270) – 0-for-5, 2 K 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) – Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training 6....

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Minor League Schedule: 6/5/12

Zack Von Rosenberg has rejoined the West Virginia rotation after spending the first part of the year in Extended Spring Training. Coming into the season, he was ranked 16th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide.  In Indianapolis tonight, Justin Wilson will face-off against Daisuke Matsuzaka, who carries a record of 0-2 3.33 into the game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

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Prospect Watch: Big Night for Alex Dickerson

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (4-1, 2.53) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-5, 3.57) – DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.277) – 2-for-2, 3B, BB, RBI 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) – Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) -...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/4/12

Rudy Owens goes for Indianapolis tonight, opposed on the mound by longtime Pirates starter Zach Duke, who has a 6-2 3.97 record for Syracuse this season. Altoona is off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night in Reading for a three game series, the start of a six game road trip. Both DSL teams were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (33-23) VS Syracuse (26-30) 7:05pm...

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