Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/23/11

PLAYER PROFILE: MATT HAGUE Matt Hague hit two homers tonight, giving him three in the last week.  He’s currently hitting for a .316/.367/.460 line at the AAA level, which is very similar to his career totals of .302/.369/.436.  Hague has been extremely consistent throughout his career.  His yearly totals: 2008: .322/.386/.467 in 242 AB in low-A 2009: .293/.356/.412 in 454 AB in high-A 2010: .295/.375/.442 in 509 AB in AA 2011:...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/23/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia had off yesterday finishing up their all-star break. They resume play today with a three game series in Hickory. Altoona was rained out last night. They play a doubleheader today. The DSL Pirates have off today while the VSL team matches up against the Mariners team, the two best teams in each of the last...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/22/11

PLAYER PROFILE: GORKYS HERNANDEZ Last year, Gorkys Hernandez got off to a horrible start, only to turn things around once the month of June came around.  Hernandez hit for a .306/.369/.414 line in 184 at-bats from June 2010 until he broke his finger in early July, an injury that ended his season.  This year, Hernandez started off with some major struggles in the first two months of the season, after making the jump to the AAA level....

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Minor League Schedule: 6/22/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia had off yesterday as the South Atlantic League played their All-Star game. West Virginia will resume their regular season schedule on Thursday night and the SAL resets the team records for playoff purposes in the second half. The Power finished 5 games back in the 1st half title chase. I mentioned that...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/21/11

PLAYER PROFILE: JOELY RODRIGUEZ I’ve talked a lot about Rodriguez lately, but with his first start of the 2011 season coming tonight, I figure one more time is appropriate.  I first saw Rodriguez with the Spikes last year.  I wasn’t expecting much, considering his low strikeout numbers.  I was surprised when I saw him throwing 88-92 MPH that night, and even more impressed when I received reports that he touched 94 at times...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/21/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia has off today as the South Atlantic League plays their All-Star game. Brandon Cumpton, Jameson Taillon and Daniel Grovatt will represent the Power in the game. West Virginia will resume their regular season schedule on Thursday night and the SAL resets the team records for playoff purposes in the second...

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