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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Pirates re-acquire Jonathan Van Every

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired outfielder Jonathan Van Every from the Boston Red Sox, in exchange for minor league catcher Josue Peley. Van Every started the season with the Indianapolis Indians, then was traded to the Red Sox on April 24th for a player to be named later.  Van Every was added to the major league roster the same day by Boston, to provide outfield help with the absence of Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury....

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2010 DSL Pirates Preview

The Dominican Summer League Pirates didn’t get as much attention in 2009 as the Venezuelan Summer League Pirates, which is probably due to their 29-38 record, and the lack of big name prospects at the level.  A lot of the breakout players and big bonuses were in the VSL for the Pirates, which is probably why the DSL team saw a big overhaul this off-season. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the DSL, here is a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis resumed their suspended game against Charlotte from yesterday, and lost the game 8-4.  Jeremy Powell went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass allowed three runs in 1.2 innings of work.  Corey Hamman allowed one run in two innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.  The run was allowed on a solo homer, the only hit...

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