Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/13/10

After about a week off, the prospect watch is back… INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis Indians lost 3-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Charlie Morton made the start in a rehab appearance, going six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, followed by a perfect inning from Jean Machi. Jeff Clement went 2-for-4 with two...

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Interview with Tyler Cox

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tyler Cox in the 35th round in the 2008 draft.  Cox, a left handed pitcher, started off in the GCL, with a 1.79 ERA in 45.1 innings, both as a starter and as a reliever.  Cox started the 2009 season in West Virginia, but after posting a 10.25 ERA in 26.1 innings, with a 5.8 K/9 and a 4.1 BB/9, Cox was demoted to State College.  There, he posted a 3.93 ERA, a 7.0 K/9, and a 1.8 BB/9 ratio...

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Interview with Casey Erickson

Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Casey Erickson.  Erickson was acquired by the Pirates in June 2009 in the Eric Hinske trade, which also brought catching prospect Eric Fryer.  The Pirates agreed to pay the rest of Hinske’s 2009 salary to the New York Yankees to get Erickson and Fryer in the deal. Erickson posted a 1.17 ERA after the trade in 38.1 innings, with a...

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Pirates sign Kevin Decker

According to the Washington Times-Herald, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their first draft pick from the 2010 draft group, 39th round draft pick Kevin Decker (link via Bucs Dugout).  Decker will report to Bradenton for Extended Spring Training, then will go to State College for the start of the New York-Penn League on June 18th. Decker pitched for the College of Charleston.  Decker had a 3.78 ERA in 81 innings in 2010,...

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Notes on Day Three of the Draft

I wasn’t around for day three of the MLB draft, as I was on my way out of town for my friend’s wedding this weekend.  After taking a look at the selections, and doing some research, I was able to find a few tidbits on each player.  I will have their player pages up by early next week, with the 2010 Draft Pick Signing Tracker going up on Sunday night (it sounds like some easy signings could be announced on...

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