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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Notes: Charlie Morton, Steven Jackson, Injuries, Brad Lincoln

Some notes to catch up from over the weekend… -The Pirates placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with shoulder fatigue.  Neal Huntington had this quote, via the PBC Blog: “Charlie has been battling mild shoulder discomfort and fatigue off and on for the majority of the season. Charlie has not wanted to use it as an excuse and has worked to pitch through it. Until now, we felt we could work through the...

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Where are the high school arms?

I get asked this question a lot: where are the high school arms from the 2009 draft? The simple answer is that they’re in Extended Spring Training, with the exception of Colton Cain, who has been injured with a back issue, although Cain would have also been in Extended Spring Training. Chances are the Pirates will take the same approach with these players as they took with Quinton Miller in 2009.  Miller was drafted in the...

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Several thoughts on Charlie Morton

I didn’t get to see the start by Charlie Morton tonight, but by all accounts, I’m glad I missed it.  I was actually at dinner with my family when the game started.  My Dad was following along on MLB At-Bat, and giving me the play by play of the first inning.  After hearing that Morton walked the first batter and gave up a single to the next batter, then balked both over, I kind of knew what was coming....

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