West Virginia Power 2011 Season Recap: Pitchers

Coming in to the 2011 season, the West Virginia rotation was one of the biggest stories in the minors.  The rotation was set to have all of the guys from the 2009 draft class, as well as Jameson Taillon and possibly Stetson Allie.  Allie didn’t make it, but Taillon and the 2009 prep pitchers did.  The Pirates had more pitching prospects than roster spots, constantly making paper moves to “send a player down to State...

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Wrapping Up the 2011 Altoona Curve Season

Today we wrapped up the 2011 Altoona Curve season, looking at all of the prospects at the level.  The content included: -The Hitters Recap, featuring their stats, age groups, and an analysis of how each prospect performed. -The Pitchers Recap, also breaking down the stats, age groups, and performances. -The Top Prospects at the level. -I looked at the disappointing season that Tony Sanchez has had, pointing out the strides he made on...

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Altoona Curve 2011 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Our top 10 overall prospects for the Altoona Curve factors in all of the individual rankings.  Along with the individual rankings, we also include the best pitcher, hitter, biggest surprise, and biggest disappointments of the year.  The rankings factor in all of the players at the level throughout the year, regardless of whether they’ve been promoted to the majors, and regardless of whether they’ve lost their prospect...

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Altoona Curve 2011 Season Recap: Hitters

While the highlight of the 2010 Altoona Curve was the pitching staff, the highlight of the 2011 team was the offense.  That might not have always translated over to the results, but the top prospects at the level were definitely on the position player side.  The offense was led by top prospect Starling Marte, who won the Eastern League batting title, hitting for a .332 average, while also posting an .870 OPS.  The team also saw top...

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Altoona Curve 2011 Season Recap: Pitchers

Last year the Altoona Curve had four of the top pitching prospects in the farm system.  This year they’ve had top prospects, but it’s been different.  Jeff Locke and Bryan Morris returned to Altoona, and for some reason, both pitchers struggled initially, after having success at the level in 2010.  Top performers like Kyle McPherson and Phil Irwin joined the team mid-season, putting up strong numbers, but McPherson is the...

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Wrapping Up the 2011 Indianapolis Indians Season

Today we wrapped up the 2011 Indianapolis Indians season, looking at all of the prospects at the level.  The content included: -The Hitters Recap, featuring their stats, age groups, and an analysis of how each prospect performed. -The Pitchers Recap, also breaking down the stats, age groups, and performances. -The Top Prospects at the level. -Nancy Zinni’s breakdown of the hitters. -Nancy Zinni’s breakdown of the pitchers....

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