John Eshleman

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Vasquez, Curry, and Lambo leading the Altoona offense

    The Curve lost their best hitter when Adalberto Santos went down with a hip injury April 15, and the offense has struggled for noticeable spells in the early season.  Santos returned Tuesday night, so there is some optimism he’ll be able to pick up where he left off prior to his injury....

  • Prospect Reports
    Curve shutout by Aeros as bats go quiet

    The Altoona Curve fell to the Akron Aeros tonight 5-0 at People’s Natural Gas field.  For the second night in a row, the team struggled at the plate, registering only four hits, all singles.  Right-hander David Bromberg got the start, giving up three earned runs over six innings, and the Curve ran...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Recapping Week Two in Altoona

    The Curve played seven games in the past seven days, going 4-3, to move to 8-10 on the season.  As with last week’s prospect notebook, this review highlights the Curve players who have grabbed my attention this past week for one reason or another. And as with last week’s recap, the same...

  • Prospect Reports
    Video Breakdown: Another promising start for Pimentel

    Stolmy Pimentel came to the Pirates organization this off-season in the Joel Hanrahan trade with lots of question marks. Not long ago, he was a highly regarded pitching prospect. Then the Double-A Eastern League happened, with Pimentel posting a 9.12 and 4.59 ERA in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Now on his third...

  • Prospect Reports
    One day, two wins: Taillon, Lambo lead Curve to snap four-game skid

    The Altoona Curve picked up two wins today against the Richmond Flying Squirrels at People’s Natural Gas Field. First, Andrew Lambo singled home Charlie Cutler in the 11th inning to end last night’s rain suspended game with a 2-1 victory. Then, Jameson Taillon threw seven shutout innings to pace the Curve to...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Recapping Week One in Altoona

    I should start by acknowledging that I’m taking some liberties by saying “week one” since I’m actually looking back over the first 11 games of the season. This review highlights the Curve players who have grabbed my attention at this very early stage of the season. Before diving in, it is PIVOTAL...

  • Prospect Reports
    Video Breakdown: Jameson Taillon’s 10 K Outing

    By now, most of you have heard that Pirates #2 prospect Jameson Taillon had a career high 10 strikeouts in his second start of the season on Friday night against the Harrisburg Senators. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend this game live, so instead I watched the replay on milb.tv to see what was...

  • Prospect Reports
    Sadler, Cunningham lead Curve to victory in home opener

    The Altoona Curve defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in their first home game of the year. Starting pitcher Casey Sadler was solid in the victory, going six innings and surrendering three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Offensively, the Curve were led by second baseman Jarek Cunningham who...

  • Season Previews
    8 prospects, 8 questions: An initial look at the Altoona Curve’s top prospects

    One fun aspect of prospect analysis is that it truly is an adventure in ‘prospecting’— looking for gold amongst the less valuable pebbles. We deal in long shots, not sure things. We speculate and ask questions that we can’t assuredly answer, use information to make a projection, and then we wait and...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates fall to Curve 8-6 in final spring tune-up

    It was an exciting day in Curve, PA as the Double-A Altoona Curve hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of a record crowd of 10,116. The Curve won the game 8-6, but as an exhibition, the score can be a bit deceiving, since pitchers for both clubs switched teams to create more...

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