Pirates sign Brandon Cumpton and Ryan Hafner

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 9th round pick Brandon Cumpton, and 17th round pick Ryan Hafner.  The Pirates have also officially announced the Nick Kingham signing from last week. Cumpton, a pitcher from Georgia Tech, signed for $124,500, which is $500 less than what the Pirates gave 2009 9th round pick Brock Holt.  Cumpton had a down season in 2010, seeing a dip in his strikeout ratios, and an...

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WV Power Game Notes- 8/09/10

Lakewood BlueClaws (25-17, 67-47) at West Virginia Power (21-22, 52-61) Game 114 | August 9, 2010 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV Play-by-Play: Adam Marco Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Colby Shreve (6-5, 3.59) vs. RH Brett Lorin (1-1, 3.93) Shreve- Allowed 1 R on 6 H with 1 BB and 3 K over 5.0 IP in 8/04 ND @ GRV (3-2 Drive) Lorin- Allowed 0 R on 4 H with 1 BB and 2 K over 5.0 IP in 8/05-2...

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Moss Named Tribe’s July Player of the Month

MOSS NAMED TRIBE’S JULY PLAYER OF THE MONTH The 26-Year-Old Hit Eight Home Runs and Drove in 31 RBI During the Month INDIANAPOLIS — Outfielder Brandon Moss has been named the Indianapolis Indians’ Player of the Month for July. He will accept the award – a custom-made watch courtesy of Windsor Jewelers – before tonight’s home contest against the Norfolk Tides. Moss batted .315 (34-for-108) with 19 runs scored,...

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2010 MLB Draft Pick Signings Tracker

Follow all of the 2010 MLB Draft pick signings in the two charts below. The first chart lists all reported bonus information, with bonuses for every team in the top ten rounds, as well as any reported bonuses after the tenth round. The second chart lists what picks have signed for each team. Both charts give a comparison of how the Pittsburgh Pirates stack up to the rest of the league. To get a better view of the Pirates’...

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Week In Review: 8/2-8/8

This past week saw the initial results of the trade deadline moves, including a few looks at the roster following the deadline, and some minor roster moves.  The big signing of the week for the Pirates was broken on this site, as 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham agreed to sign with the Pirates.  Finally, the week capped off with two big firings on the coaching staff.  Here is a recap of the past week… I interviewed 2010 7th...

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