Minor League Schedule: 4/19/12

Bradenton was off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight with top prospect Jameson Taillon on the mound to make his third start of the season. West Virginia was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader when the two teams meet again in early May. Indianapolis plays a morning game today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (6-7) VS Columbus (8-6) 11:05am...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/14/12

The top prospect in the Pirates system gets his second start of the season tonight. Gerrit Cole struck out seven batters in four innings during his first professional start on Monday night. All four minor league teams won on the same night for the first time last night. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (4-4) VS Toledo (4-4) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes(0-0 54.00) Yesterday’s Result:...

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Prospect Watch: Taillon Gets His First Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (No Stats) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (4.91) – 3.2 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 6 SO 0 HR 3. Starling Marte, CF (.250) – 1-4 4. Josh Bell, RF (.231) – 0-3, BB 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/7/12

All four full season teams are in action tonight, starting with two games at 6PM. Pitching tonight for Bradenton is Jameson Taillon, making his High-A debut. He is the second best prospect in the Pirates system, behind only Gerrit Cole, who will make his pro debut for Bradenton on Monday. Also starting tonight are Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton, who are ranked 11 and 40 respectively, in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. A full...

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Prospect Notebook: Lots of Heat

There were a lot of top Pirates prospects throwing today. Unfortunately, a lot of the top guys in the system were on the road. Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, both top ten prospects, started in the A-ball games at Toronto’s minor league complex. Missing out on those two guys throwing is missing out on some of the hardest throwers in the system. Taillon has touched 99 MPH in the past with his fastball, and has been sitting...

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