Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/11/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata did not play.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 4. Phil Dumatrait pitched six innings, allowing four ones (one earned) on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona won 10-3 against Portland. -Gorkys Hernandez went 3 for 6 with three runs....

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Pirates Notebook: Did MLB stand in the way of draft signings?

There’s been a lot of talk going around that the MLB commissioner’s office has been putting pressure on teams to wait until later in the draft pick signing process before announcing any above slot deals. It started with some rumblings from Baseball America. Then there was a Peter Gammons report that suggested a team in the Central with poor success over the last few years had agreed to an above slot deal with their fourth...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/10/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. -Daniel McCutchen pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing seven hits, no walks, and striking out seven for his 11th win of the season. Other Game Notes: Interesting note, Robinzon Diaz got the start at third base tonight, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0...

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Pirates Notebook: No need to call Clement up

Jeff Clement has gotten off to a great start with the Indianapolis Indians, batting for a .343/.439/.800 line with five homers in 35 at-bats in his first nine games since coming over in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell deal. That gives Clement a .292/.372/.531 line in 407 AAA at-bats this season, with 19 homers. Clement was the top prospect in Seattle in 2006 and 2008, falling to number two on the list in 2007 due to Adam Jones taking over...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/9/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 8-7 to Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Brad Lincoln pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 3 for 5 with a homer, his ninth of the year. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a homer, his fifth since joining Indianapolis. AA The...

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