June Prospects Rundown: State College Spikes

State College started their season in mid-June, shortly after the 2010 MLB draft.  It’s hard enough to draw any conclusions about the performance of the players at the level based on two weeks of play.  What makes things harder is that development is often hard to pinpoint at the lower levels.  The pitchers are throwing mostly fastballs, focused more on their control and command of the pitch than they are of their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost both games of a double header against Louisville.  The Indians lost game one 6-0.  Dana Eveland made his first start with Indianapolis, allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers.  Brian Bass added a run on a hit and three walks in 1.2 innings.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings, and Vinnie Chulk added a shutout...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Michael Crotta pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ announcer Scott McCauley, Crotta left with a leg injury after stumbling off the mound on a grounder to first.  Crotta walked off the field on his own power after two practice pitches.  Anthony Claggett allowed five runs,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 9-8.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.  Vinnie Chulk added a perfect inning, with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi closed things out, but not before adding two runs in an inning of work. Jeff Clement went...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/20/10

The GCL Pirates start their season tomorrow.  I’d do a preview post, but I have no clue what their roster is going to be. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Buffalo 7-3 in 12 innings today.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing one run on eight hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Anthony Claggett allowed two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings.  Corey Hamman pitched 1.1 perfect innings,...

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