Starling Marte Named to EL Post-Season All-Star Team

    The Altoona Curve have announced that Starling Marte was named to the Eastern League Post-Season All-Star team. The 22 year old centerfielder is the team’s lone representative. Coming into play tonight, he leads the Eastern League and the Pittsburgh Pirates entire farm system with 161 hits. He is just five hits away from Nate McLouth’s team record of 166 set in 2004.    He is also 2nd in the Eastern League in batting...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/25/11

Today’s probable pitchers: Jeff Locke, Matt McSwain, Jason Erickson, Porfirio Lopez and Ryan Hafner

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Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most part aren’t that great so that ratio obviously doesn’t tell the whole story. It is no secret the Pirates have their minor league pitchers work on...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/24/11

Todays probable starters: Phillip Irwin, Nate Baker, Eliecer Navarro and Matt Benedict

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Minor League Schedule: 8/23/11

Today’s probable starters: Sean Gallagher, Aaron Pribanic, Kyle McPherson, Tyler Waldron, Jameson Taillon and Trent Stevenson

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