Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/2/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Toledo. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a triple. -Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker went seven innings, allowing one unearned run on eight hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-6 to Akron. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5. Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 2 for 4. Michael Dubee...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/1/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 3-0 against Toledo. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3. Other Game Notes: Yoslan Herrera made his first start at AAA since being promoted from Altoona. Herrera pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out three. Jeff Sues pitched 2.2 shutout innings, with no hits, one...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/31/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Nelson Pereira made a strong debut in the US last year, posting a 1.62 ERA in 50 innings in the GCL, with a 46:10 K/BB ratio. This was after two seasons with the VSL Pirates where he combined for a 2.62 ERA, and a 98:38 K/BB ratio in 123.2 innings pitched. Coming in to the season, Pereira was rated the number 30 prospect in the Pirates system according to Baseball America. This year he started off in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/30/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Diego Moreno played the last two seasons in the VSL, making his pro debut in the states this year in State College. Moreno combined for a 1.52 ERA and a 37:9 K/BB ratio in 53.1 innings pitched in the VSL prior to his time in State College. This year Moreno has really stepped up. In his short time with the Spikes, Moreno pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and four...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/28/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: The Pirates signed four prep pitchers to above slot deals. The only player to make his debut so far has been Trent Stevenson. Stevenson has gradually increased his workload in his first five outings, starting with one inning pitched in the first, two in the second, three innings in the third outing, four in his fourth outing, and five innings tonight. The process seems like a good way to ease the prep...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/27/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Starling Marte went 0 for 4 tonight, which is a very significant event. Marte went from the DSL last year to West Virginia, stopping for two games in Bradenton, and skipping State College completely. It doesn’t seem like the jump to West Virginia has provided him much of a challenge. So far Marte is hitting .320/.380/.438 in 194 at-bats, with 21 stolen bases. The 0 for 4 performance tonight was...

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