Minor League Schedule: 7/16/12

Colton Cain will get the start for Bradenton tonight. Since the FSL All-Star break, he has gone 2-1 1.80 in five starts, pitching a total of 30 innings. Prior to the All-Star break he had a 6.05 ERA over nine starts with 38.2 innings pitched. Indianapolis expanded their division lead to 12 games yesterday. Their .621 winning percentage is the highest in the International League and the fourth best among the 120 full season minor...

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Joely Rodriguez and Adrian Sampson Pitch Spikes to Victory

After a six-game road trip to Tri-Cities and Vermont, the Spikes returned home with a 3-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees on Wednesday night. Joely Rodriguez got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) and showing good overall command. 2012 5th round draft pick Adrian Sampson came on to the throw three scoreless innings, getting a huge strikeout in the 8th with runners on second and third. Kyle Haynes saved his second game...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/4/12

Jeff Locke takes the mound for Indianapolis tonight. In the month of June, Jeff went 3-1 2.86 in six starts, throwing 34.2 innings with 31 strikeouts. He ranks eighth in the International League in ERA and tenth in strikeouts. Indianapolis won for the seventh straight time last night and they now have a 12 game lead in their division. The 2012 fifth round draft pick, Adrian Sampson, makes his first professional start tonight. A full...

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Pirates Sign Fifth Round Pick Adrian Sampson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Adrian Sampson, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports (h/t to Charlie). No word yet on the bonus amount. The slot for Sampson is $252,100. Sampson pitched in the JuCo ranks after having Tommy John surgery during his senior year of high school. He had a commitment to Oregon. His fastball is 87-91 MPh at times, and sits in the low 90s at other times. He’s touched as high as 94.  His...

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Pirates Draft Adrian Sampson in the Fifth Round

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right handed pitcher Adrian Sampson with their fifth round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Sampson is a JuCo player who attended Bellevue Community College, and has a commitment to the University of Oregon. Sampson had Tommy John surgery during his senior year of high school, and went undrafted, which sent him to Junior College. He was taken in the 16th round last year by the Marlins, but didn’t sign....

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