Jameson Taillon Live Report: 5/4/12

Jameson Taillon and the Bradenton Marauders played the Tampa Yankees at classic Legends Field Friday night. Following are my notes regarding Taillon’s performance (since he was easily the most interesting of the players involved in the game). Overall, Taillon had a very good night. He ended up pitching 6 innings, throwing 77 pitches (53 strikes) with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks, 4 hits and 2 runs. Both of the runs and 4 of the 6...

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The Viability of an International Draft

Is a truly blended worldwide draft in the near future for Major League Baseball?

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Justin Wilson Leads Combined No Hitter For Indianapolis

Indianapolis Indians starter Justin Wilson combined with relievers Jose Diaz and Doug Slaten for a no-hitter today against the Durham Bulls. Wilson threw 7.1 no-hit innings, with two walks and nine strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter that Wilson has ever been a part of. It was also the highlight of a career which features a lot of big game performances, including getting the win in Fresno State’s 2008 National Championship...

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Josh Bell Undergoes Surgery

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell left the West Virginia Power game in the fourth inning after an injury running the bases in the third. Bell hit a two-out single to center field in the bottom of the third inning, but pulled up rounding first base after tweaking his knee. He was pulled from the game and replaced by Willy Garcia in the outfield. Bell went in for an MRI on Wednesday. He underwent surgery on the...

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Get a Discount on the Pirates Prospects Books Thanks to Jameson Taillon

Today we are starting three promotions that will run throughout the 2012 minor league season. Each promotion gives you a chance to save money on the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide and the 2012 Annual. The promotions are entirely based on player performance, which means that if the Pirates prospects play well, you save more money. The first code is “TAILLON” and is based on Jameson Taillon’s performance in each...

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Prospect Roundtable: Alen Hanson

Alen Hanson is off to a great start in West Virginia. The 19 year old shortstop is currently hitting for a .400/.450/.800 line in 55 at-bats on the young season, after making the aggressive jump from the Gulf Coast League in 2011 to full season A-ball in 2012. Heading in to Thursday’s game action, Hanson is tied for the South Atlantic League lead in home runs (4), and leads the league in hits (22) and total bases (44). He ranks...

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