Are the Pirates Moving on From Kubitza and Weiss?

Yesterday it was announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates had signed 17th round pick Ryan Hafner, a prep pitcher with a commitment to Missouri State.  Today, Baseball America announced that Hafner received a $450,000 bonus, which is about $300,000 over the normal maximum “allowed” by Major League Baseball after the fifth round. Hafner’s bonus is currently the second highest bonus so far in the draft for the Pirates,...

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Is Chase d’Arnaud the Shortstop of the Future?

The 2009 season was a breakout year for Chase d’Arnaud, who was selected the previous season in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB draft.  After putting up a .286/.333/.423 line in 168 at-bats in State College during the 2008 season, d’Arnaud made the jump to West Virginia, where he hit for a .291/.394/.427 line in 213 at-bats, with three homers and 17 stolen bases.  The performance was enough for d’Arnaud to be...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/9/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Norfolk 9-1.  Jeremy Powell pitched 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs on ten hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Dana Eveland pitched 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing three walks, no hits, and recording one strikeout.  Jean Machi pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit...

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Tides Trample Tribe 9-1

TIDES TRAMPLE TRIBE 9-1 Tillman Strikes Out Nine Batters In 6.2 Innings INDIANAPOLIS — Starting pitcher Chris Tillman struck out nine Indianapolis Indians’ batters and held the Tribe to just one run in 6.2 innings of work, while all nine Norfolk Tides starters recorded at least one base hit en route to a 9-1 victory on Monday night at Victory Field. The loss drops the Indians’ record to 58-59 on the season, while the victory...

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WV Power Post Game Report- 8/09/10

WEST VIRGINIA POWER POST GAME REPORT Appalachian Power Park 601 Morris St. Suite 201 Charleston, WV 25310 www.wvpower.com DATE:  August 9, 2010 Final Lakewood   10      West Virginia   6 12 Innings HIGHLIGHTS: The West Virginia Power lost 10-6 to the Lakewood BlueClaws in 12 innings on Monday night at Appalachian Power Park.  The BlueClaws scored four runs on four hits and a walk in the top of the 12th inning to seal the win. West...

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