Top Performers: Brandon Cumpton Heating Up as Wandy Rodriguez Shuts Down
Apr21

Top Performers: Brandon Cumpton Heating Up as Wandy Rodriguez Shuts Down

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Top Performers: Elias Diaz Showing Off a Bat to Pair With His Strong Defense
Apr21

Top Performers: Elias Diaz Showing Off a Bat to Pair With His Strong Defense

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the top ten players from the last...

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Minor League Schedule: Jeff Locke Makes Second Indianapolis Start
Apr20

Minor League Schedule: Jeff Locke Makes Second Indianapolis Start

Today’s Starters: Jeff Locke, Zack Dodson, Pat Ludwig, Shane Carle

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Prospect Watch: One Big Inning Sinks Indianapolis
Apr20

Prospect Watch: One Big Inning Sinks Indianapolis

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Tony Sanchez #11, Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and...

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What the future holds for Andrew Lambo
Apr20

What the future holds for Andrew Lambo

On Sunday, Andrew Lambo started in left field in Indianapolis. Though it is his natural position over first base, unfortunately it shows what we already knew – how the Ike Davis trade would impact his future with the club. Lambo, who was given every chance out of Spring Training to take over the platoon job against right-handed pitchers at first base, had a dreadful Spring Training and was demoted to Triple-A. However, a hot start to...

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After tough start, Phil Irwin is sent to the bullpen
Apr20

After tough start, Phil Irwin is sent to the bullpen

The season has gotten off to a rough start for Phil Irwin, resulting in the right-hander being designated to the bullpen in Indianapolis. The move coincides with the addition of Jeff Locke to the squad. After dealing with some setbacks from tendonitis in his elbow in the spring, Irwin saw only three innings in two games in Florida. Following his assignment to Indianapolis, Irwin allowed 11 earned runs in just six innings over a pair...

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