April Prospects Rundown: West Virginia Power

West Virginia has seen the most struggles so far this season out of all the teams in the Pirates’ organization.  They’ve been dealt some bad breaks (injuries to starters Quinton Miller and Phillip Irwin), saw some key players slumping (Hunter Strickland), and in several cases, seemed like just a spot for guys who were only there to get a full season of work in, before returning to the short season leagues when the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-2 against Buffalo.  Brad Lincoln got the win after an excellent start, which saw him go six innings, allowing just one run on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning in relief, allowing no hits, two walks, and striking out one.  Anthony Claggett pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with a walk and three...

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Ross Ohlendorf to return Monday

According to Dejan Kovacevic, John Russell announced that Ross Ohlendorf will return to the Pirates on Monday.  Ohlendorf pitched four shutout innings in Altoona last night, and Monday would be five days rest for him.  No word yet on who will be sent down when Ohlendorf returns, although it will probably be Jeff Karstens or Brian Burres, with my guess being...

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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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