Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/27/11

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-1, 3.16) - Next Probable Start: TBA 2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 6.75) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 3. Starling Marte, CF (.331) - 1-for-5, 2B 4. Tony Sanchez, C (.252) - 1-for-4 5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 9.00) - Next Probable...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/26/11

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-1, 3.16) - Next Probable Start: TBA 2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 6.75) - Next Probable Start: 6/27 3. Starling Marte, CF (.333) - 1-for-4, 2B 4. Tony Sanchez, C (.253) - DNP 5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 9.00) - Next Probable Start: 6/30 6....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/25/11

PLAYER PROFILE No player profile today.  This section will become it’s own daily article starting next week, and will be replaced by a new feature in the nightly prospect watch.  However, I’ve driven 1200 miles this week, including an all-nighter back from Pittsburgh last night, and I’m working on three hours of sleep.  So the new feature will have to wait until tomorrow.  I’ll have more information on this,...

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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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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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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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