Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/15/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off for their All-Star Break. AA Altoona was off for their All-Star Break. A+ The Result: Lynchburg lost 8-4 to Potomac. -Chase D’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with a run and a walk. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 2 for 4 with two homers, three RBIs, and two runs. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 4 with his sixth homer of the year. Matt McSwain pitched six...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won both games of a double header against Louisville, winning 1-0 in the first game, and 5-3 in the second game. -Daniel McCutchen got his seventh win of the season in game two, going 5 innings with 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), four strikeouts, and no walks. Other Game Notes: Ian Snell pitched a complete game (7 IP) shutout in game one, allowing...

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Pirates Notebook: Draft Pick Updates

A few updates to the Draft Pick Signing Tracker: -18th round pick Ryan Beckman has been signed. Here is my brief summary of him from day two of the draft: “Beckman is a relief pitcher, standing at 6’4″, 185 pounds. He had a 6.07 ERA and a 28:16 K/BB ratio in 29.2 innings this year.” -Victor Black’s bonus is reportedly $717,000.-Brock Holt’s bonus is reportedly $125,000. The MVP Tracker The MVP...

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Pirates Notebook: Glad We Passed On Scheppers

When I was tracking draft prospects for the 2009 draft, I threw Tanner Scheppers in just for the heck of it. There was a lot of talk about how he could go as high as number two, and every Pirates fan was thinking “too bad we didn’t sign him last year”. I would be included in that list, but that doesn’t mean I wanted Scheppers this year. In fact, I would have rather had the guys we took in the second round,...

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Draft Pick Updates

A few updates today on the status of two draft picks: -According to Rocco DeMaro’s Twitter page (@RoccoDeMaro), the signing bonus for Brooks Pounders, originally reported at around $900 K, is actually around $670 K. It may not seem like a huge difference, but that amount was similar to what we paid Wes Freeman AND Jarek Cunningham last year. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated. -According to this article, 9th round pick...

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