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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Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part One

The Indianapolis Indians finished the season with a team batting average of .263.  This is remarkably consistent with their team batting averages for the past few years — .262 in 2010, 2008, and 2007, .and 260 in 2009.  While the team was third in the league in total hits (1282) and doubles (277), they were last in the league in homers with just 91.  The Indians led the International League in triples with 45, and that was 13...

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Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part Two

Also check out Part One: The Hitters We had high hopes for the Indians’ pitchers in 2011.  This was the group of pitchers who won everything with the Altoona Curve in 2010 — Rudy Owens,  Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, plus relievers Michael Dubee and Danny Moskos.  This was supposed to be a great pitching year for the Indians. Unfortunately, that’s not what really happened.  There...

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Indianapolis Indians 2011 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Our top 10 overall prospects for the Indianapolis Indians 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...

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Indianapolis Indians 2011 Season Recap: Pitchers

Coming in to the 2011 season, pitching was seen as one of the biggest needs for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The farm system was expected to graduate a few starters and some relief pitching options from Indianapolis to the majors by the middle of the season.  That didn’t happen on the starting pitching front, in part because the major league starters were performing so well, but also because the AAA starters were struggling early in...

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