June Prospects Rundown: State College Spikes

State College started their season in mid-June, shortly after the 2010 MLB draft.  It’s hard enough to draw any conclusions about the performance of the players at the level based on two weeks of play.  What makes things harder is that development is often hard to pinpoint at the lower levels.  The pitchers are throwing mostly fastballs, focused more on their control and command of the pitch than they are of their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/21/10

The GCL Pirates started their season today. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Durham.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out three. The Indianapolis offense was held to just one hit.  That...

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Pirates sign Bryce Weidman and Adalberto Santos

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks, according to Jennifer Langosch.  The Pirates signed 14th round pick Bryce Weidman, and 22nd round pick Adalberto Santos.  The two signings bring the total up to ten from the 2010 draft class. Weidman pitched for Southwestern Oregon Community College last year, with a 2.20 ERA and an 82:15 K/BB ratio in 82 innings of work.  The 19-year old right handed pitcher hits...

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