• 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

    This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a...

  • 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

  • Prospect Watch: Impressive Streak For Andrew Lambo

    Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Matt Curry

  • Prospect Notebook: Luis Heredia, Zack Dodson, and Rinku Singh Set to Return Soon

    I’ve had a lot of questions early in the year about the progress of Luis Heredia. The right-hander is in extended Spring Training, and hasn’t thrown in many games. He has been throwing on the side, and pitched a live batting practice earlier this week. Back in the middle of March I...

  • Minor League Schedule: 4/20/13

    Today's Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Francisco Liriano, Tyler Waldron, Clay Holmes, Eliecer Navarro

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