Throwing Cold Water on the Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have arguably been the best story of the 2010 season so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  You’ve got three pitchers who are striking out close to a batter an inning, and allowing just over one walk or hit per inning.  You’ve got eight players hitting for a .282 average or better.  The team as a whole is hitting 15 points higher than any other team in the league, with an OPS that is 40...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Richmond 5-2 thanks to a big night from Hector Gimenez.  Gimenez went 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs.  Matt Hague went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a run.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-5 with a double and a run. Ross Ohlendorf made a rehab start for Altoona.  Ohlendorf went four shutout...

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Game 27 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Bobby Crosby, 2B 2. Andy LaRoche, 3B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Ryan Doumit, C 6. Ryan Church, LF 7. Steve Pearce, 1B 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Charlie Morton, P Cubs: N/A <p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=4991aa6ea1″ >Game 27: Cubs at...

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April Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have been unreal.  Looking at their stats is like looking at the stats generated from a video game team.  Three starting pitchers have struck out almost a batter per inning, and have a WHIP in the 1.01-1.11 range.  Eight players currently have a .282 batting average or better.  Three of those players are hitting for a .329 average or better.  Five players have an OPS above .800. The...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 3-1 to Lehigh Valley.  Daniel McCutchen made the start, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings of work, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched a perfect inning in relief, followed by a shutout inning by Steven Jackson, with Jackson allowing three walks. The Indianapolis offense was very quiet today.  Jose Tabata went 2-for-3 with a walk and the...

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