Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/10/09

Lynchburg Hillcats vs Wilmington Blue Rocks The Lynchburg Hillcats won a great pitching matchup tonight, beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks 1-0 to take game two of the best of five series, tying the series up at 1-1. Rudy Owens made the start, and was fantastic, with six shutout innings, four hits allowed, one walk, and six strikeouts. The line was especially impressive considering the Wilmington lineup featured Eric Hosmer and Mike...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/9/09

Lynchburg Hillcats vs Wilmington Blue Rocks The Lynchburg Hillcats lost the first game of their best of five series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, losing by a score of 7-1. Justin Wilson had a strong start, but ran in to trouble, giving up four runs in the second inning. Three of those runs were unearned, thanks to errors from Jordy Mercer and Alex Presley. Overall, Wilson went five innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on six...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/7/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 4-2 against Louisville. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 5. -Argenis Diaz entered as a defensive replacement. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 2 playing in right field. Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. All three were called up to the Pirates after...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/6/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: No player focus tonight, but a focus on the end of the season. State College wrapped up their season today with a big win, finishing the short season with a 38-38 record, a massive improvement over the 2008 team. Indianapolis, Altoona, and West Virginia all end their seasons tomorrow. Lynchburg ends the regular season tomorrow, but begins the post-season on Wednesday. I’ll be providing playoff...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/4/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Brett Lorin had pitched just 10 innings in relief in college ball going in to the 2008 season with Arizona. He transfered to Long Beach State, where he received more playing time, and put up a 2.61 ERA. That was enough for the Seattle Mariners to take him in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB draft, giving him a $170 K signing bonus. Lorin signed quickly, allowing him to put up a 3.96 ERA and a 61:25 K/BB...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/3/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Brent Klinger was taken in the 21st round last year, draft out of Glendale Community College in Arizona. Scouting reports at the time said Klinger could throw 94 MPH, which made him an interesting addition. Klinger started off strong, with a 0.66 ERA and a 12:3 K/BB ratio in 13.2 innings pitched with the GCL Pirates in 2008. He returned to Bradenton this year and continued that success, with a 3.28 ERA...

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