• Prospect Notebook: Morris Working On Cutter, Owens Looks Crisp

    Bryan Morris threw two innings today at Pirate City, and flashed a new pitch in the process. Morris throws a mid-90s fastball, and also flashes a good curveball, but today while watching him it appeared that he was also throwing a slider. I spoke with Morris afterwards, who mentioned that the pitch...

  • Prospect Notebook: Alderson Touches 93 MPH

    I wrote the other day about Tim Alderson going back to an old long toss program, and how his old velocity is back this Spring. Alderson threw an inning today in the Triple-A game, and the results were once again strong. The first pitch out of Alderson's hand was a fastball. The...

  • Prospect Notebook: Alvarez and Jones Homer at Pirate City

    Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a home run today at Pirate City. Today was another camp day at Pirate City. Unlike yesterday, the Pirates only had one intersquad game going, this one lasting three and a half innings. Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson were scheduled to throw in the game, with Pedro...

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