Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Gwinnett 4-0.  Brad Lincoln pitched six shutout innings, with four hits, one walk, and six strikeouts.  Lincoln threw 81 pitches, with 52 going for strikes.  Lincoln hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts, and has just three walks allowed in his last five starts, with 30 strikeouts in that span, over 34 innings of work.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched two shutout...

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May Prospects Rundown: Indianapolis Indians

In the month of April the Indianapolis Indians saw Pedro Alvarez and Brad Lincoln struggling, while Steve Pearce and Neil Walker had breakout months.  Walker and Pearce were both promoted to the majors in the month of May, and tons of speculation exists on whether Alvarez and Lincoln will be up in the opening weeks of June.  The Indians also saw a turnaround in their bullpen, with two...

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Are we rushing Tabata to Pittsburgh?

Jose TabataWhile Jose Tabata is certainly having an encouraging year at Indy, a .786 OPS at Triple-A should not be considered big numbers. He is hitting .316, but it is mostly empty batting average. Many fans expect him to be called up to Pittsburgh within a few weeks and inject some offense into the Pirates lineup. I just don’t see that happening.

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Notes: Charlie Morton, Steven Jackson, Injuries, Brad Lincoln

Some notes to catch up from over the weekend… -The Pirates placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with shoulder fatigue.  Neal Huntington had this quote, via the PBC Blog: “Charlie has been battling mild shoulder discomfort and fatigue off and on for the majority of the season. Charlie has not wanted to use it as an excuse and has worked to pitch through it. Until now, we felt we could work through the...

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Several thoughts on Charlie Morton

I didn’t get to see the start by Charlie Morton tonight, but by all accounts, I’m glad I missed it.  I was actually at dinner with my family when the game started.  My Dad was following along on MLB At-Bat, and giving me the play by play of the first inning.  After hearing that Morton walked the first batter and gave up a single to the next batter, then balked both over, I kind of knew what was coming....

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