Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/17/11

PLAYER PROFILE: JORDY MERCER In light of Jordy Mercer’s 12th homer of the year tonight, I figured I would point out just how good he has been at the plate lately.  Mercer got off to a rough start in April, with a .154/.233/.346 line in 78 at-bats.  He did manage to hit four homers, which was one more than he hit in 485 at-bats in the entire 2010 season at the AA level.  However, the homers were about the only thing he was...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/17/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis was postponed yesterday due to flight issues. They will now play a day-night doubleheader on Saturday to make up the game. Bradenton is currently on their All-Star break. They don’t play again until Monday when the FSL team records will reset to 0-0 for the 2nd half. State College starts their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/16/11

PLAYER PROFILE: TONY SANCHEZ With the catching woes at the major league level, there have been some calls for top prospect Tony Sanchez to get promoted from Altoona, and take over right now as the catcher of the future. Unfortunately, those calls are a bit short sighted, especially for the development of Sanchez.  There are two big fallacies that surround Sanchez.  First is that he’s a former college player, so the jump to the...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/16/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis had off yesterday. They resume their schedule in Rochester for a four game series. The VSL Pirates play a doubleheader today. State College starts their schedule tomorrow night on the road in Williamsport. Today is Bradenton’s last game before a three day all-star game break. Lineups for...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/15/11

TODAY’S FEATURED PROSPECT I put up a survey for the site, asking for your comments and suggestions on the site.  If you haven’t taken the survey yet, please check it out and send in your comments, as I’m always looking for input (and I’m responding to every e-mail).  One of the things I noticed was that people really like the Prospect Watch.  I always figured it was a good feature, but more of a secondary...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/15/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis has off today. They resume their schedule in Rochester for a four game series. Please take note of the early start time for West Virginia today. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available. AAA: Indianapolis (33-34) @ Rochester (25-37) 7:05pm 6/16 Probable starter:...

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