Daily Prospect Profile: Aaron Pribanic

Aaron Pribanic has had an up and down year this year.  The right hander, originally acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell trade, has put up a 4.03 ERA in 111.2 innings this year.  He started off strong, with a 2.29 ERA in 59 innings over the first two months of the season with Altoona, spanning 11 appearances and 10 starts.  Pribanic looked like a guy who could be in line for a call-up to the AAA level....

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

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Altoona Sends Five to All-Star Game

The Altoona Curve will be sending five players to the Eastern League All-Star game this year.  The five players that were selected are Jeremy Farrell, Brock Holt, Jeff Locke, Starling Marte, and Aaron Pribanic. Farrell has a .285 average with five homers in 2011.  He was named to the 2010 Florida State League All-Star team, and the 2008 New York-Penn League All-Star team. Holt has a .289 average, along with a team leading six triples....

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Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

We’ve reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let’s review the best of the first time eligible players, broken down by category.  The categories will be: Must Protect - The obvious choices Good Talent - Guys with the talent, but lacking the results Depth - Guys who...

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Altoona Series Recap and Thoughts
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Altoona Series Recap and Thoughts

After seeing Altoona play a three game series in Trenton this week, I’ll summarize my impressions of the top prospects that I saw, many of them for the first time in person. To make things easier I’ll concentrate only on the players that could rank among the top 30 prospects in the system. Unfortunately I was not able to see either Bryan Morris or Tim Alderson make an appearance so I have nothing new on them, although both...

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