All posts tagged "Brooks Pounders"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the 2009 Draft

    In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those pitchers could one day emerge as a top of the rotation option, which is something the Pirates hadn't seen in their system for a long time. So far...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Some Poor Roster Management by the Pirates

    In minor news today, the Pirates lost Zach Stewart through waivers to the Chicago White Sox. It was the second time this off-season that the Pirates completed a string of moves where they traded down from a prospect and eventually arrived at next to nothing in value. In this series of moves...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2009 Draft Class Lacking Impact Talent

    Today we finished up the Bradenton Marauders recap, which means we've wrapped up all of the prep pitchers from the 2009 draft. There are still players from the 2009 draft to cover in the upper levels of the farm system. However, since a bulk of the draft was focused on those prep...

  • Top Stories
    What Has The Fastball Academy Produced?

    I’ve seen a few comments about the “Fastball Academy” the last few days, most notably one focused...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Acquire Yamaico Navarro For Brooks Pounders

    Pounders has been traded to Kansas City for Yamaico Navarro. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right handed pitcher Brooks Pounders and infielder Diego Goris. The Royals were shopping Navarro to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for a Rule 5...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Power Player Reports 8/27/11

    Reports on Zack Von Rosenberg, Drew Maggi, Brooks Pounders, Elias Diaz, and Andy Vasquez.

  • Top Stories
    Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

    It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

    I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Brooks Pounders

    We've talked a lot this week about projection, mostly related to pitchers and the approach the Pittsburgh Pirates are taking with the draft.  I compared Zack Von Rosenberg and Colton Cain earlier in the week, noting that a lot of Von Rosenberg's value depends on his projectability.  Wilbur questioned whether the draft...

  • Analysis
    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...

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