Pedro Alvarez Called Up

The future has officially arrived in Pittsburgh.  Pedro Alvarez has been called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Colin Dunlap of the PPG.  There were some reports earlier today that Alvarez wouldn’t get the call until this weekend, and wouldn’t make his debut until Saturday.  Now it seems that the Pirates will go with a lineup that includes Alvarez, Jose Tabata, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Draft Pick Pages

Today I finished the player pages for the rest of the 2010 draft picks.  Up until today, I had the first 30 picks complete.  For information on all of the picks, including the new pages for picks 31-50, check out the links below. 2010 Draft Picks 1. Jameson Taillon 14. Bryce Weidman 27. Kevin Kleis 40. Harrison Cooney 2. Stetson Allie 15. Drew Maggi 28. Zack Powers 41. Bryton...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/14/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 8-6 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Michael Crotta struggled in his start, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings.  Corey Hamman pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits.  Vinnie Chulk pitched 1.1 shutout innings, with a hit and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, with a hit and two strikeouts. Jim Negrych had a huge day, going 3-for-4...

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State College Spikes Roster Announced

The 2010 State College Spikes will begin their season on Friday, on the road against Williamsport.  The 2010 roster has been announced by Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times.  The roster is as follows: PITCHERS Brooks PoundersEliecer NavarroJarryd SullivanJustin EnnisKevin DeckerMitchell FienemannSandobal SeptimoTeddy FallonZac FuesserZach Von RosenbergZack Dodson CATCHERS Jairo MarquezMatt SkirvingMiguel Mendez...

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Pirates sign five draft picks

According to Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players from their 2010 draft class to the State College Spikes roster, which obviously means that those players have been signed.  The players are 20th round outfielder Justin Bencsko, 30th round catcher Matt Skirving, 32nd round third baseman Chase Lyles, 33rd round left handed pitcher Justin Ennis, and 34th round shortstop Kelson Brown....

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