Pirate City Notes: Oliver to be a Starter; When will Heredia be in West Virginia?

The minor leaguers take on the Yankees farm system today. The lineups, pitchers, and notes are below. First, a few notes from camp. **Andy Oliver was optioned to Triple-A today. The Pirates plan on stretching him out in minor league camp and using him as a starter. **Luis Heredia may have a shot at West Virginia this year, but it might not be right away. He could be on a similar timeline as Jameson Taillon in 2011. Taillon started the...

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MLB Top 20 Pirates Prospects

Another Pirates prospect ranking has been posted today, this one by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. He has posted his list of the top 20 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, complete with scouting reports on each player. The top of the system ranks similar to almost every other list we’ve seen, although the order from third through six differ slightly. Gerrit Cole sits in the top spot, followed by Jameson Taillon. The next four...

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Indians Fall Despite 13 Hits

Toledo Mud Hens  11,  Indianapolis Indians  5 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians posted 13 hits this afternoon at Victory Field, but that wasn’t enough to beat the Toledo Mud Hens, who scored 11 runs on 14 hits.  Every member of the Tribe’s starting line-up had at least one hit,  while 1B Matt Hague, DH Jeff Clement, and 3B Josh Harrison had two hits each.  Rehabbing Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 at the plate and played 5 innings...

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