Pat Ludwig Follows Up Pitcher of the Week Honors With Another Gem
Aug21

Pat Ludwig Follows Up Pitcher of the Week Honors With Another Gem

Last week Pat Ludwig tossed seven shutout innings, giving up just two hits, one walk, and striking out seven. The outing was the second best in the Pirates system for the week, and was enough to earn Ludwig the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award. Tonight was the first time Ludwig made a start since that outing. His follow up performance didn’t disappoint. Ludwig once again went seven innings, giving up one run on...

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Altoona Loses Pitcher’s Duel Against Reading
Aug21

Altoona Loses Pitcher’s Duel Against Reading

Reading’s Ryan Demmin and Altoona’s David Bromberg found themselves in a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday night at Peoples’ Natural Gas Field. The Fightins scored a controversial run in the sixth and added an insurance run in the eighth to shut out the Curve 2-0 in Eastern League action. The lefty Demmin was making a spot start for the Philadelphia Phillies AA affiliate. While not possessing overpowering stuff, Demmin allowed five hits,...

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GCL Notes: First Looks at Pitchers Billy Roth and Yhonathan Barrios
Aug20

GCL Notes: First Looks at Pitchers Billy Roth and Yhonathan Barrios

The Pittsburgh Pirates took right-handed pitcher Billy Roth in the 16th round of the 2013 draft, giving him a $190,000 bonus, which amounted to $90,000 against the draft pool. Roth was a highly rated prep pitching prospect with a clean delivery, a fastball that could touch 92 MPH, and a sharp breaking ball. Coming into today’s start he had a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings on the season. Today was the first time I had a chance to see...

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Minor League Schedule: Important Game For West Virginia Tonight In Playoff Race
Aug19

Minor League Schedule: Important Game For West Virginia Tonight In Playoff Race

8/20/13 Probables: Stolmy Pimentel, David Bromberg, Pat Ludwig,John Kuchno, Chad Kuhl, Billy Roth

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Prospect Watch: Kingham Strikes Out Seven, Polanco Picks Up Three Hits
Aug19

Prospect Watch: Kingham Strikes Out Seven, Polanco Picks Up Three Hits

Top Pitcher: Kyle Haynes, Top Hitter: Felix Pie, HR: Felix Pie, Edwin Espinal

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Top Performers: Is David Bromberg the Next Kris Johnson?
Aug19

Top Performers: Is David Bromberg the Next Kris Johnson?

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 top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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