2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Outfield

Yesterday I previewed the 2011 West Virginia Power infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ low-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we’ll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the possibile players who could play in West Virginia this season. The Top Prospects The biggest outfield prospect who will...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Outfield

Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Bradenton Marauders infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ high-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we’ll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the possibile players who could play in Bradenton this season. 2010 Prospects The Pirates will promote two of their top...

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Baseball America 2010 Draft Report Card

Baseball America released their draft report card (subscription required) today, detailing the early results of how the 2010 draft worked out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In summary: -A lot of focus was placed on Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, for obvious reasons.  They were both mentioned in the best fastball department, with Taillon ranking first and Allie ranking second.  Taillon’s fastball was 93-97 MPH last season,...

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Spikes’ Santos Named NYPL Player of the Week

SPIKES’ SANTOS NAMED NYPL PLAYER OF THE WEEK State College Outfielder the Fifth Spike this Season to Earn Weekly League Honors STATE COLLEGE, PA – Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes outfielder Adalberto Santos has been named the New York-Penn League’s Player of the Week for the week of August 23-29, 2010. Santos earned the award by hitting 8-for-18 with two doubles, a triple and a...

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State College at Aberdeen, August 13-14

Aberdeen 3, State College 2 (11 inn.) State College 1, Aberdeen 0 State College split the first two games of a weekend series at Aberdeen, home of Billy Ripken and his late father, Cal, Sr.  The Spikes lost the first game in 11 innings, 3-2, but came back the next night with a 1-0 win. A couple asides here before I start.  For one, the radar gun at Ripken Stadium sure seemed slow to me on Friday night.  Either the pitchers set an...

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