Altoona Curve 8/2 Report

Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the second of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31 Tuesday August 2 — Altoona Curve I was really looking forward to the Curve game as they have several players that I saw often last year on the...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Brock Holt

Coming in to the 2011 season, one position player that I had my eye on was Brock Holt.  The 23 year old middle infielder was making the jump to AA after putting up some impressive numbers in A-ball the previous two years.  Holt was a ninth round pick in the 2009 draft, and signed almost immediately.  He went on to hit for a .299/.361/.449 line in 254 at-bats in the New York-Penn League.  In 2010 he hit for a .351/.410/.438 line in 194...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

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Altoona Sends Five to All-Star Game

The Altoona Curve will be sending five players to the Eastern League All-Star game this year.  The five players that were selected are Jeremy Farrell, Brock Holt, Jeff Locke, Starling Marte, and Aaron Pribanic. Farrell has a .285 average with five homers in 2011.  He was named to the 2010 Florida State League All-Star team, and the 2008 New York-Penn League All-Star team. Holt has a .289 average, along with a team leading six triples....

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The View From the Booth: Joe Putnam

Starting this month, Pirates Prospects will be introducing a new feature to the site called “The View From the Booth”.  On the fourth Monday of every month, we will interview a different broadcaster from one of the minor league affiliates, getting their opinion on how the team they follow looks, as well as some insight on that level of the system.  With the 2011 draft recently taking place, and new players entering the...

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