Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/1/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 3-0 against Toledo. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3. Other Game Notes: Yoslan Herrera made his first start at AAA since being promoted from Altoona. Herrera pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out three. Jeff Sues pitched 2.2 shutout innings, with no hits, one...

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Game 131 Live Blog: Pirates at Reds

Game 131: Pirates at Reds

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Pirates call up Neil Walker and Virgil Vasquez

The Pirates have called up third baseman Neil Walker, and pitcher Virgil Vasquez with Major League rosters expanding today. The 25-Man Roster has been updated, along with the 40-man roster/payroll projection. Walker recently complained that there was a bias towards Neal Huntington acquired players, and that he was being held back due to being a Dave Littlefield prospect. He backed those comments up by hitting for a .339 average in the...

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Pedro Alvarez: Year One

This time last year Pedro Alvarez and his agent Lucifer Scott Boras filed a grievance against the Pirates, stating that Alvarez didn’t sign with the Pirates before the August 15th midnight deadline. A year later, after settling in late September, Alvarez is wrapping up a very successful start to his professional career. Alvarez didn’t exactly live up to the expectations for his first year, although the expectations may...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/31/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Nelson Pereira made a strong debut in the US last year, posting a 1.62 ERA in 50 innings in the GCL, with a 46:10 K/BB ratio. This was after two seasons with the VSL Pirates where he combined for a 2.62 ERA, and a 98:38 K/BB ratio in 123.2 innings pitched. Coming in to the season, Pereira was rated the number 30 prospect in the Pirates system according to Baseball America. This year he started off in...

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