• A Rotation Full of Prospects at Indianapolis

    Last year it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would have a rotation full of prospects. Brad Lincoln was expected to start the year in Triple-A, while the "Altoona Four" of Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, and Jeff Locke were expected to make the jump to the next level. Only two of...

  • Pirates Reassign Four to Minor League Camp

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Prior to the club's 1:05 start against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned four players to minor league camp. Those players include: outfielder Brandon Boggs, right-hander Daniel Cabrera, infielder Jeff Clement, and right-hander Tim Wood. Boggs went 2-for-20 this spring (.100 avg) with eight...

  • Pirates Release Ten Minor League Players

    Calvin Anderson was one of ten players released yesterday. The Pittsburgh Pirates released ten players from minor league camp yesterday, Pirates Prospects has learned. The players released, and some brief information on each: Calvin Anderson - The 6' 7", 240 pound first baseman had the build of a defensive lineman, which is...

  • Pirates Notebook: Watson Focusing on Consistency

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Left-hander Tony Watson spent the offseason focused on consistency. After making his Major League debut with the Pirates on June 8 against Arizona last season, Watson finished with a 3.95 ERA over 43 appearances (41.0 innings). But his ERA jumped up and down over his four months in Pittsburgh....

  • Bedard Focuses on Pitching Inside In Loss to Yankees

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates TAMPA, Fla. --  Left-hander Erik Bedard allowed four runs on five hits over 3.2 innings in his third Grapefruit League start this spring. He walked three and struck out three in the Pirates 10-3 loss to the New York Yankees in Tampa on Tuesday night. Bedard said he...

  • Prospect Notebook: Mega Prospect Day

    Clayton Holmes threw today at Pirate City. The Pirates had a camp day today, which ended with four intersquad games. Days like this are like mega prospect days. Everywhere you look there's a Pirates pitcher throwing, and a Pirates hitter hitting. The Pirates had games on all four fields, which can make...

  • Tim Alderson Returns to Long Toss, Sees Velocity Return

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates were shopping Freddy Sanchez in 2009, the expectations were low on a return. The second baseman was making $6.1 M, which was a reasonable salary for his production. However, his $8 M option in 2010 was too high, essentially making him a two-month rental to any team that...

  • Tabata Feeling Comfort in Right Field

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- At just five years old, outfielder Jose Tabata's father told him stories of Roberto Clemente. He showed him videos, articles in the paper, everything. But the young Tabata was unaware of who he was. As Tabata got older, his father told him, ‘one day, I want to see you...

  • Pirates Notebook: Meek Continues to Move Forward This Spring

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After making a rough Grapefruit League debut with the Pirates, right-hander Evan Meek has bounced back this spring by tossing three scoreless frames over his last three appearances. He's allowed one hit with two strikeouts. Meek worked hard over the offseason to get his body in better shape, dropping...

  • Prospect Notebook: Kingham Pounding the Strike Zone

    Nick Kingham made his second start of Spring Training, and his first start of the year at Pirate City today, going up against the Philadelphia A-ball team. Kingham threw four innings, throwing mostly fastballs. His command looked sharp for where he's at in Spring Training right now. "It's been well," Kingham said...

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