First Pitch: Who Wants to Hit a Left-Hander?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a problem. The team has four spots on the field which could require a platoon, due to the fact that they have so many players who can’t hit left-handers. The obvious player is Garrett Jones, who is established as a platoon player at this point. In his career, Jones has an .851 OPS against right-handers, and a .590 OPS against left-handers. The Pirates acquired Gaby Sanchez last year, aimed at...

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Prospect Notebook: Lambo a Bright Spot in Altoona; Sadler Shows Promise

It was a rough week for the Altoona Curve, winning only one of their last seven games.  The team continues to struggle offensively, a problem compounded by first baseman Matt Curry going on the disabled list with a right hand injury.  On the bright side, Andrew Lambo continues to hit for power and Casey Sadler turned in his best start of the season.  In addition, Jameson Taillon left his Tuesday start early after taking a hard...

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Prospect Watch: Bell and Lambo Homer; Joely Rodriguez Breaking Out?

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Top Hitter: Josh Bell, HR: Felix Pie, Andrew Lambo, Jarek Cunningham, Josh Bell

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Prospect Watch: Taillon Hit With Line Drive, Glasnow Strikes Out Ten

Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, Top Hitter: Felix Pie, HR: Andrew Lambo, Benji Gonzalez

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First Pitch: There’s No Reason to Keep Andrew Lambo in Altoona

At the start of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot of options in the outfield. They had to make some difficult cuts at the end of Spring Training, cutting the hot hitting Alex Presley and Felix Pie in favor of Jose Tabata and Travis Snider. The outfield in the majors had some major question marks. Starling Marte wasn’t established, and Snider and Tabata had both seen their prospect stock fall. With question marks...

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