Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/4/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was postponed tonight. AA Altoona won 1-0 vs Bowie. Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 at the plate, while Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4. Pedro Alvarez had the only run, going 1 for 4 on the night. Three players were promoted from AA to AAA today, according to Dejan Kovacevic on the PNC Blog. Those players were outfielder Jonel Pacheco and catchers Milver Reyes and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis lost 1-0 to Louisville, despite an eight inning complete game by Tom Gorzelanny. Gorzelanny allowed five hits and one un-earned run, while striking out five and walking none. Since being sent back down, Gorzelanny has pitched 22 innings, allowing two earned runs, with 13 hits and a 26:5 K/BB ratio. Gorzelanny has a 2.87 ERA on the season at AAA. AA Altoona...

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Pirates Notebook: Recap on Sano News

While browsing around for notes on the status of Miguel Angel Sano, aka, Hanley Pujols, I noticed that no two media outlets had the same information. One source said the Pirates had made an offer. Another denied this. One reporter said the Orioles weren’t in on Sano. Another said they were leading the race. The only thing that was consistent was this: MLB has not concluded their age verification of Sano. Considering Sano is the...

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Prospect Watch 7/2/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis lost both games of a double header. Donald Veal pitched 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts in game one. Veal began his rehab assignment on June 8th. By rule, pitchers can only spend 30 days on minor league rehab (20 days for hitters), which means Veal can only be on rehab in AAA until July 7th. My guess is he would be swapped out for Steven Jackson on...

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Pirates Notebook: The Pursuit of Hanley Pujols

Today marks the start of the international signing period, which means one thing for Pittsburgh Pirates fans: the market is open for Miguel Angel Sano, aka “Hanley Pujols”. The month of June wasn’t kind to Pirates fans. Nate McLouth was traded early for prospects. Tony Sanchez was taken fourth overall in the draft, despite being ranked 32nd by Baseball America. Then to cap it all off, fan favorite Nyjer Morgan was...

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