2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check back later today for the BUCCO Fans.com 2010 MLB Draft Live Blog The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken two very different approaches in the MLB draft under General Manager Neal Huntington.  In the 2008 draft, the first for Huntington, the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez with their first pick, second overall.  The Pirates ended up giving Alvarez a $6 M bonus to sign, which was the biggest bonus in franchise history.  They didn’t...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 5-1.  Hayden Penn pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work. Jose Tabata went 1-for-2 with a run, two walks, and two stolen bases.  Tabata now has 23 steals on...

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Game 56 Live Blog: Pirates vs Giants

Lineups: Pirates: Andrew McCutchen, CF Neil Walker, 2B Ryan Doumit, C Garrett Jones, RF Lastings Milledge, LF Jeff Clement, 1B Andy LaRoche, 3B Ronny Cedeno, SS Ross Ohlendorf, P Giants: 1. Andres Torres, RF2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B4. Aubrey Huff, LF5. Juan Uribe, SS6. Bengie Molina, C7. Buster Posey, 1B8. Aaron Rowand, CF9. Tim Lincecum, P <p><p><a...

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May Prospects Rundown: West Virginia Power

West Virginia has some interesting prospects, but at the moment they’re probably the only full season league without a top 10 prospect in the Pirates’ organization.  The guys who are top prospects either haven’t been consistent enough this season, or haven’t taken their game to the next level.  West Virginia should see a surge in talent by the end of June, as prep pitchers like Zach Von Rosenberg...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Columbus 7-2.  Daniel McCutchen went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with three walks and a strikeout.  Steven Jackson added 0.2 perfect innings.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Brian Bass and Anthony Claggett each pitched one shutout inning in relief to finish off the game. Pedro Alvarez led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a...

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