Pirates Acquire Rowland From Dbacks

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland in exchange for righty pitcher Brett Lorin. Lorin, 24, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off the Triple-A Indianapolis roster in the Major League phase of the Rule Five Draft on December 8, 2011. Rowland, 20, was selected by the Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Cloverdale (CA) High School, where he went 7-1 with a...

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Pirates Take Gustavo Nunez in Rule 5, Lose Brett Lorin

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted shortstop Gustavo Nunez from the Detroit Tigers in the 2011 Rule 5 draft. Nunez, 23, has played as high as the AA level. Nunez had a .215/.252/.289 line at the AA level in 121 at-bats, his only at-bats above high-A.  He hit for a .304/.368/.431 line in high-A last year, showing good plate patience. Nunez was the 23rd best prospect in the Detroit farm system heading in to the 2011 season, according...

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Who Will the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

Throughout the year we’ve talked about the Rule 5 roster crunch that the Pittsburgh Pirates will face this off-season.  Some of that has been over-blown to the point where people suggest trading prospects like Starling Marte just because the Pirates might not have a spot to protect him.  Make no mistake, the Pirates aren’t at risk of losing any significant prospects to the Rule 5 draft.  They currently have five spots open...

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Lorin, Offense Lead Marauders To 10-0 Win

The Bradenton Marauders had a great all around win against the St. Lucie Mets tonight, with starting pitcher Brett Lorin throwing six shutout innings, and the offense scoring eight runs and chasing top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler early.  Bradenton won 10-0, evening the series against the Mets at 1-1. Brett Lorin set the tone for the Marauders on the mound.  After a one out double in the first, Lorin retired his next 14 batters.  He...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Brett Lorin

When the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners in 2009, they paid the remainder of Wilson and Snell’s 2009 salaries in order to get a better return.  The return came in two parts.  There was the part that was close to the majors, with Jeff Clement and Ronny Cedeno.  This part obviously got more attention, as Clement and Cedeno were almost immediately thrown in to the major league mix.  The...

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