April Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

Altoona is a very interesting team to watch for the 2010 season.  It is host to some of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.  The starting rotation includes top pitching prospects like Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson.  The infield has three of the top middle infield prospects in the Pirates system in Chase d’Arnaud, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  Even the bullpen has talent, with back of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-1 against Lehigh Valley.  Jeremy Powell pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and striking out four to get the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Jean Machi closed out the game with an inning of work, allowing one unearned run on one hit, with one walk. The big story was that Neil Walker was pulled from the game in the fifth...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley 5-4.  Michael Crotta made his first start at the AAA level, and picked up right where he left off from his AA success.  Crotta went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts to get the win.  Steven Jackson allowed a run in 0.2 innings of work, then Wilfredo Ledezma got the save, pitching 1.1 perfect innings with...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 10-6 to Lehigh Valley, a team which featured ex-Pirates Ryan Vogelsong, plus ex-Indianapolis Indians Brandon Duckworth and Rich Thompson.  Donald Veal had some struggles, going 5.2 innings, and allowing seven runs, six earned, on seven hits, with four walks and a strikeout.  Veal didn’t run in to problems until the sixth inning, when he allowed five runs.  Anthony...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Pawtucket.  Brad Lincoln had a rough start, allowing six runs on seven hits in six innings, with four walks and three strikeouts.  Lincoln allowed two home runs as well.  Corey Hamman allowed a run on a solo homer in one inning of work.  Jean Machi pitched a shutout inning, allowing just a walk. The Indianapolis offense was looking good, but couldn’t...

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