• Marauders Win Fourth in a Row Thanks to Big Nights From Osuna, Kingham

    The Bradenton Marauders didn’t get their fourth walk-off win in a row, but they did get their fourth win in a row. It wasn’t as dramatic as the last few games, with Bradenton taking an early lead and holding that lead through the end of the game. Nick Kingham got off to...

  • Top Performers: Andy Oliver Has Been One of the Best Pitchers So Far

    Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting...

  • Top Performers: Gregory Polanco Quietly Having a Strong Season

    Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at...

  • Minor League Schedule: 4/22/13

    Today's Starters: Kyle Waldrop, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, John Kuchno

  • Prospect Notebook: Sampson’s Early Inning Jitters, Benedict’s Off-Speed Stuff

    One of the starters I was looking forward to seeing this year in Bradenton was Adrian Sampson. I heard a lot of good reports on him from last season, and saw him pitch during instructs. He received a somewhat aggressive promotion to Bradenton this year, and has made all three starts on...

  • Castro Sharp in West Virginia Win

    Orlando Castro had another solid outing for West Virginia on Sunday, getting the win in the Power’s 11-2 win against visiting Hagerstown at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va. Castro (2-1) went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits while strikeout three and allowing one walk (his first of the season)....

  • Video Breakdown: Another promising start for Pimentel

    Stolmy Pimentel came to the Pirates organization this off-season in the Joel Hanrahan trade with lots of question marks. Not long ago, he was a highly regarded pitching prospect. Then the Double-A Eastern League happened, with Pimentel posting a 9.12 and 4.59 ERA in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Now on his third...

  • Prospect Watch: Bell Has a Big Day at the Plate, Cole Struggles With Control

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  • Bradenton Marauders Riding a Wave of Walk Off Victories

    The Bradenton Marauders have now had three straight walk off victories. On Friday night, Alen Hanson came up in the bottom of the ninth inning with one runner on and the score tied at 5-5. Hanson had given up two errors in the top of the ninth inning, which cost Bradenton a...

  • Minor League Schedule: 4/21/13

    Today's Starters: Gerrit Cole, Casey Sadler, Robby Rowland, Orlando Castro

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