April Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have been unreal.  Looking at their stats is like looking at the stats generated from a video game team.  Three starting pitchers have struck out almost a batter per inning, and have a WHIP in the 1.01-1.11 range.  Eight players currently have a .282 batting average or better.  Three of those players are hitting for a .329 average or better.  Five players have an OPS above .800. The...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Pawtucket.  Brad Lincoln had a rough start, allowing six runs on seven hits in six innings, with four walks and three strikeouts.  Lincoln allowed two home runs as well.  Corey Hamman allowed a run on a solo homer in one inning of work.  Jean Machi pitched a shutout inning, allowing just a walk. The Indianapolis offense was looking good, but couldn’t...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-1, thanks to a solid start from Daniel McCutchen.  McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  The good outing isn’t a big surprise, since McCutchen had a 3.47 ERA in 142.2 innings at the AAA level in 2009.  He just needs to carry his success over to the major league level.  Michael Dubee made his AAA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 7-2 against Pawtucket.  Brian Friday had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI.  Surprisingly, the bulk of the offense came from Argenis Diaz, who went 2-for-2 with a walk, and knocked in four RBIs.  Diaz, known for being a defensive only shortstop, is hitting for a .294/.308/.265 line on the season.  Nothing really impressive, as...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won a crazy game, winning by a score of 7-6 in 15 innings against Louisville.  The game started off with a nice outing by Donald Veal, who went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.  All four walks came with two outs and no runners on base, in separate innings of course.  Veal left in the seventh with two outs, after walking a runner, with...

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