Pirates sign Kevin Kleis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed another later round draft pick, this time it’s 27th round pick Kevin Kleis.  Kleis is out of the JuCo ranks, playing for Grossmont College last year.  He only pitched 16.1 innings in relief, and while he had a good 7.2 K/9 ratio, his control struggled.  Kleis does have a huge frame, at 6′ 8″, 225 pounds, which makes him an interesting option.  He’s also...

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June Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

Bradenton was hit hard with injuries in the month of June, putting a big damper not only on the month, but on the season, as a lot of top prospects were impacted by the injury bug.  Brock Holt went down on June 5th in a collision fielding a grounder, and will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL.  Jeremy Farrell went down in the middle of the month, right in the middle of what has been a breakout season.  Perhaps...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Louisville 9-7.  Jeremy Powell got the start, allowing four runs, three earned on seven hits in six innings, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, with one walk and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched one inning, allowing two runs on three hits, with two homers allowed. Jeff Clement went 3-for-5 with a homer and...

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June Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

After a rough month of May, Altoona saw a ton of players catch fire in the month of June, capped off with the promotions of Alex Presley and Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Struggling players like Chase d’Arnaud and Gorkys Hernandez put everything together in the month of June.  Josh Harrison and Presley continued their surprising seasons.  Rudy Owens and Justin Wilson continued to dominate AA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost both games of a double header against Louisville.  The Indians lost game one 6-0.  Dana Eveland made his first start with Indianapolis, allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers.  Brian Bass added a run on a hit and three walks in 1.2 innings.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings, and Vinnie Chulk added a shutout...

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