Would you promote Jose Tabata in June?

All off-season we heard about how Pedro Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata would likely be with the major league team in June 2010.  The only promotion from that group I was skeptical about was Tabata.  It’s not that I don’t like Tabata.  Actually, the opposite is true.  Tabata was my number two prospect in the system in my top 50 prospects list.  I was shocked when he missed the cut for the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-5 in 10 innings against Rochester.  Hayden Penn got the start, and had a decent outing.  Penn pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed one run in two innings of relief work.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief to send the game to extra innings.  Jean Machi got the loss, allowing...

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The Video Ads

I’ve received a lot of negative e-mails and I’ve seen a lot of negative comments in the past year about two big topics: Bob Nutting and the video ad that I had up on the site. Around last June, the site’s popularity really spiked, going from 100-200 visitors a day to around 1000 visitors a day.  With the increased traffic, and my proximity to Lynchburg, I decided to do a little more with the site, pursuing...

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 5/10

Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their draft tracker. BRYCE HARPER Harper went 5-for-12 with two homers this weekend, as Southern Nevada wrapped up the regular season portion of their schedule.  Harper finishes the regular season with a .417/.514/.911 line, and 23 homers in 180 at-bats, for a homer every 7.83 at-bats.  The playoffs begin on Wednesday, although...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 7-2.  Daniel McCutchen went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts to get the win.  McCutchen now has a 2.95 ERA in 18.1 innings at the AAA level, with an 8:3 K/BB ratio since being demoted from the majors.  Anthony Claggett pitched 3.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out one to get the save. Luke Carlin...

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