Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis finished their suspended game from yesterday, losing 4-3 to Gwinnett.  Daniel McCutchen pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with four walks and no strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed one run in 3.1 innings, with two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas added 0.2 perfect innings, with a strikeout, and Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning....

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Game 53 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Andrew McCutchen, CF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Lastings Milledge, LF 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Bobby Crosby, 1B 6. Ryan Doumit, C 7. Andy LaRoche, 3B 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Jeff Karstens, P Cubs: 1. Kosuke Fukudome, RF2. Starlin Castro, SS3. Xavier Nady, 1B4. Tyler Colvin, CF5. Alfonso Soriano, LF6. Mike Fontenot, 2B7. Jeff Baker, 3B8. Koyie Hill, C9. Ted Lilly, P...

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Pirates trade Ronald Uviedo for Dana Eveland

Earlier today I saw that the Pirates were preparing to claim Dana Eveland from the Toronto Blue Jays.  Eveland had been designated for assignment on May 23rd by the Blue Jays, after posting a 6.45 ERA in 44.2 innings in Toronto’s rotation. Then I saw that the acquisition wasn’t a waiver claim, but was actually a trade, with the Pirates sending Ronald Uviedo to Toronto in exchange for Eveland.  I will say that...

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 5/31

The 2010 MLB Draft is just one week away, and the first round is starting to shape up.  There is nothing concrete with the Pirates, although the consensus is that they will take prep shortstop Manny Machado, a Scott Boras client.  Here is a rundown of each player I’ve been tracking, including a close look at some of the top talents for the second overall pick: BRYCE HARPER Harper played in the first two games of the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/31/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis Indians had a game suspended again today after three and a half innings.  Gwinnett was leading 3-1 at the time the game was suspended.  Daniel McCutchen pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with two homers, four walks, and no strikeouts.    Argenis Diaz went 2-for-2.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-1 with a solo homer.  Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-1...

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