Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 4-3 in 10 innings against Durham. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. He was also responsible for the winning run. And when I say “he was responsible” I mean he was at the plate when the wild pitch was thrown with a runner at third, which can only mean his intimidating 5’11″, 155 pound presence forced the wild...

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Game 95 Live Blog: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Game 95: Pirates at D-Backs

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Pirates sign Trent Stevenson

UPDATE 7:36 PM: According to Kiley McDaniel of Baseball Prospectus, the signing bonus for Stevenson is $350 K. That’s about the same as the slot figure for the 96th overall pick, in the middle of the third round. Just goes to show that not all above-slot signings require seven figures, or first/second round money. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated with the bonus figure. According to the Bucs Insider Twitter feed,...

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Rockies to trade for a RH reliever today…Capps?

UPDATE 3:49 PM: The Rockies acquired Rafael Betancourt from the Indians. The good news is that it doesn’t look like Eric Young Jr. is a part of the deal, so he’s still an option for us, although I’m not sure what the Rockies would want for him at this point. Purely speculation at this point, but a MLB.com report says that the Rockies will make a trade for a right handed reliever today. The Rockies have been said to...

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Pirates Sign Zac Fuesser

According to Rob Biertemptel via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 34th round draft pick, Zac Fuesser, to a $125,000 deal. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated with the signing. Fuesser pitched 49.2 innings in JuCo this past year, with a 4.35 ERA, and a 60:23 K/BB ratio. Fuesser, a left handed pitcher, was a 19th round pick last year by the Atlanta Braves, but didn’t sign. Here is a scouting report on...

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