Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/27/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Starling Marte went 0 for 4 tonight, which is a very significant event. Marte went from the DSL last year to West Virginia, stopping for two games in Bradenton, and skipping State College completely. It doesn’t seem like the jump to West Virginia has provided him much of a challenge. So far Marte is hitting .320/.380/.438 in 194 at-bats, with 21 stolen bases. The 0 for 4 performance tonight was...

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Game 125 Live Blog: Pirates vs Phillies

Game 125: Phillies at Pirates

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Interview with Jeff Locke

Jeff Locke was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2006 MLB draft. From there he constantly moved up the Braves’ top prospect list, ranking #19 in 2007, #8 in 2008, and #7 coming in to the 2009 season, according to Baseball America. Locke has been the center of many trade rumors over the last year, whether it’s the reports that the Pirates wanted him in return for Jason Bay, or that San Diego wanted...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/26/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Wes Freeman hit two homers in the span of four games at the start of this month. From August 11th, the day after he hit the second homer, to tonight’s game he went 6 for 33 (.182) with 20 of his 27 outs coming via strikeout. This includes a six game stretch where he went 0 for 18 with 13 strikeouts. Freeman, taken in the 16th round last year, is a five tool prospect, although his abilities are...

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Game 124 Live Blog: Pirates vs Phillies

Game 124: Phillies at Pirates

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