Altoona Curve 8/2 Report

Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the second of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31 Tuesday August 2 — Altoona Curve I was really looking forward to the Curve game as they have several players that I saw often last year on the...

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Minor League Moves: Lambo, Trinidad

A few moves this afternoon in the minor league system: -Andrew Lambo has been demoted from Indianapolis to Altoona, in order to make room for Josh Rodriguez.  Lambo had been really struggling, with a .184/.257/.292 line in 185 at-bats at the AAA level.  He was just 4-for-40 in the month of June.  At 22 years old, it’s not a huge blow to Lambo’s career, although this definitely drops his stock. -The Pirates have assigned...

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Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

We’ve reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let’s review the best of the first time eligible players, broken down by category.  The categories will be: Must Protect - The obvious choices Good Talent - Guys with the talent, but lacking the results Depth - Guys who...

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Five Things That Need to Change

Yesterday I took a look at the early results from the minor league system, focusing on five players who need to continue their early season success in order to help the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Today, the focus will be on five players who are off to bad starts, who the Pirates need help from, both in the short term and in the long term.  Just like yesterday, I’ll point out that it’s way too early in the season to analyze any...

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2011 Indianapolis Indians Roster Announced

Here are the players who will be with the Indianapolis Indians on Opening Day: Catchers: Dusty Brown, Wyatt Toregas Infielders: Pedro Ciriaco, Chase D’Arnaud, Brian Friday, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Andy Marte Outfielders: Gorkys Hernandez, Andrew Lambo, Alex Presley, Corey Wimberly Pitchers: Brian Burres, Sean Gallagher, Chris Leroux, Daniel McCutchen, Dan Meyer, Daniel Moskos, Rudy Owens, Justin Thomas, Cesar Valdez, Tony...

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