Is Jeff Locke Starting to Figure Things Out?

Don’t look now, but Jeff Locke has a 2.83 ERA in 28.2 innings so far this year in the majors. That number is probably too low for his actual skills. He has a 4.60 xFIP, which suggests his overall performances have been nowhere near the actual result. But Locke is starting to show some improvements. We saw some of those improvements last night against the St. Louis Cardinals. Locke had a strong start, going seven shutout innings...

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All’s Well with Allie in West Virginia

His story has been told several times, but it just gets more interesting with seemingly every at-bat. Stetson Allie was drafted by the Pirates in the second round in 2010 and the club handed the hard-throwing right-hander from Ohio a hefty $2.25 million signing bonus. His performances on the mound were inconsistent at State College and West Virginia and eventually a decision had to be made. Would Allie continue to try and work through...

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Stolmy Pimentel Dominating Double-A Hitters With His Stuff

Stolmy Pimentel is off to a great start with the Altoona Curve this season. After throwing six shutout innings today, the right-hander has a 0.39 ERA in 23.1 innings, with a 23:13 K/BB ratio and just 13 hits allowed for a .160 BAA. I saw Pimentel a lot during Spring Training, and talked about how there’s no reason he shouldn’t be dominating Double-A with his stuff. That hasn’t been the case in previous years. Last...

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A Lot Being Asked of Pirates’ Bullpen

Consistency has been a problem for the Pirates this season. The offense needed more than a week to find its stride and the starting pitching (outside of A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez) has been hit and miss. One aspect of Pittsburgh’s club that actually has been consistent has been the strong work put in by the bullpen. Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Jeanmar Gomez and a few others have...

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One Day FREE Fantasy Contest – $300 in cash prizes

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy baseball that turns the season long grind into quick one night leagues.  And the best part is that you can win cash every single day.  You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving Pirates Prospects readers a great promotion to kick off the MLB...

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Video: Wandy Rodriguez Postgame

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez speaks to the media (through Heberto Andrade, who is usually a bullpen catcher for the club but serves as an interpreter here) about what made him successful in Pittsburgh’s 6-0 win against Atlanta on Friday.  

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