Prospect Watch: Heredia Hit Hard, Bradenton Goes 19 Innings
Jul16

Prospect Watch: Heredia Hit Hard, Bradenton Goes 19 Innings

Top Pitcher: Kyle Haynes, Top Hitter: Barrett Barnes, Home Run: Barrett Barnes, Walker Gourley

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Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series
Jul01

Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series

This is the second time I’ve had a chance to see West Virginia play a four game series in Lakewood this year. The first time, the highlights of the series were the home runs hit by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow. This last four game series was a bit different — no Allie in the lineup, but Luis Heredia pitched his second game of the season. The recap for the first series can be read here and for everyone...

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Top Performers: Lambo is the Top Hitter in the System and IL Player of the Week
Jul01

Top Performers: Lambo is the Top Hitter in the System and IL Player of the Week

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood
Jun30

West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood

The West Virginia Power took the four series in Lakewood today, with a comeback win, giving them three wins against the BlueClaws in this set and they have now beat them in 13 of 16 meetings this year. Down 4-2 going into the ninth inning, the Power drew three straight walks to start the frame. After a sacrifice fly made it 4-3, Ashley Ponce hit what looked to be a game-ending double play, but the second baseman threw it away,...

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West Virginia Bats Disappear During Creasy’s Impressive Outing
Jun29

West Virginia Bats Disappear During Creasy’s Impressive Outing

After winning the first two games of the four game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws, the West Virginia Power couldn’t push across a run in a 3-0 loss. Jason Creasy had a strong outing, which included just two baserunners allowed and six strikeouts. The bullpen took the loss, giving up two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Power had eight hits and a walk, but two Lakewood pitchers combined for the shutout. The...

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