Prospect Notebook: When Will Cole and Taillon Move Up?

It’s a question I get asked daily. Several times a day, even. When will Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon move up to Altoona? Both starters are putting up strong numbers in Bradenton this year. Cole has a 3.18 ERA in 34 innings, with some dominant secondary numbers, including a 10.3 K/9 and a 2.9 BB/9 ratio. Taillon has a 1.47 ERA in 36.2 innings, with an 8.8 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9 ratio. The answer to the question of when they move...

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Prospect Notebook: Cole and Taillon On the Right Track For Double-A

Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton. ¬†After Sunday’s start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his six starts on the year. Taillon’s numbers have been more impressive, with a 1.76 ERA in 30.2 innings, along with a 33:6 K/BB ratio. The...

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Prospect Notebook: Allie Demoted, Sanchez Working on Throws

It’s been a rough start to the 2012 season for right-hander Stetson Allie. The 2010 second round draft pick left his first start of the year after recording one out. He walked four, didn’t allow a hit, and gave up two runs. He went 14 days until he made his next appearance, missing time with tightness in his elbow due to pitching in cold weather. His next outing was very similar to the first outing. This time he came in to...

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Prospect Notebook: Alderson Needs to Earn Rotation Spot

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the need for two pitchers to be promoted. The Pirates filled that need with Alderson and left-handed...

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Prospect Notebook: Taillon Reducing Drop In His Delivery

Jameson Taillon made his pro debut last year in West Virginia, throwing 92.2 innings in his rookie season. The second overall pick of the 2010 draft had decent numbers, with a 3.98 ERA, a 9.4 K/9, and a 2.1 BB/9 ratio, but he wasn’t exactly dominating hitters. In two starts so far with Bradenton this year, Taillon has been dominant, putting up a 3.12 ERA and a 12:2 K/BB ratio in 8.2 innings. Coming in to his second year as a...

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Prospect Notebook: Hunter Strickland’s Return to the Mound

In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded first baseman Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox. In return they received Triple-A shortstop Argenis Diaz, and low-A right handed pitcher Hunter Strickland. Strickland was in the middle of a strong season. He had a 3.35 ERA in 83.1 innings for the Red Sox low-A affiliate. The Pirates placed him in West Virginia, and in his first start in the organization he combined with Diego Moreno for a...

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