2011 State College Spikes Preview: Position Players

The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the position players who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes’ roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the pitchers. Catcher The Spikes have three catchers on their opening day roster: Derek Trent, Matthew Skirving, and Samuel Gonzalez.  There’s no obvious starter, although I’d expect Trent and Gonzalez to get the bulk of the...

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Pirates Sign Four More Draft Picks

The State College Spikes will be starting their season on Friday, and several players from the 2011 draft will make their way on to the State College roster this season.  Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times mentions that four 2011 draft picks are already in camp with the State College roster. The four players mentioned are 24th round pick Brian Sharp, 29th round pick Kirk Singer, 30th round pick Matthew Benedict, and 31st round...

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Rounds 21-25: Pirates Draft a Familiar Face

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a familiar face in the 23rd round when they took right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper.  Cooper was originally selected in the 17th round of the 2009 draft by the Pirates, but ended up honoring his commitment to the University of Kentucky.  Baseball America rated him as the 12th best prospect in Kentucky this year.  He struggled this year in the Kentucky rotation as a weekend starter, but saw his success...

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