Minor League Schedule: 6/25/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here.  All eight teams play today, yesterday was the first time that happened this year. Stetson Allie makes his 2nd career start tonight for State College.  The 20 year old 2010 2nd round draft pick lasted just 2.1 IP in his first start allowing three runs on three hits and three walks. He also struck out three and all three...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/24/11

PLAYER PROFILE: ROBBIE GROSSMAN In 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates made one of their first big late round over-slot signings under Neal Huntington when they gave outfielder Robbie Grossman a $1 M bonus as a sixth round pick, signing him away from a commitment to the University of Texas.  Had Grossman attended Texas, he would have been a junior this year, eligible for the 2011 draft.  Instead, he signed, and didn’t put up the best...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/24/11

For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. State College was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today with Ryan Hafner, who was featured in yesterday’s minor league schedule, getting the start today. Altoona’s game two was rained out last night. That game will be made up in August when New Hampshire visits Altoona. The DSL Pirates...

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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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