Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

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

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/20/11

PLAYER PROFILE: BRYAN MORRIS I talked yesterday about Bryan Morris and his move to the bullpen, which only makes his struggles this year worse.  Morris currently has a 4.66 ERA and a 28:17 K/BB ratio in 38.2 innings.  This follows a 2010 season when Morris had a 4.25 ERA, but had success with his secondary numbers, with an 84:31 K/BB ratio in 89 innings.  This year, Morris has really struggled as a starter, with a 6.04 ERA and a 17:16...

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The Altoona Four: What Has Happened?

When the season ended last year, Altoona had what many Pirates fans considered a strong rotation full of four prospects who would all start the year for Indianapolis in 2011. It looked as if at this point in the season, we would be making decisions on where at least two pitchers would fit into our major league rotation, with the other two possibly not far behind. A not so funny thing happened on the way to that point. Rudy Owens,...

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Bryan Morris Moved to the Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have moved right handed pitcher Bryan Morris to the Altoona bullpen full time, first reported by Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Morris had struggled this year with injuries, and with poor performance out of the rotation, with a 6.04 ERA in 25.1 innings, along with a 17:16 K/BB ratio.  The struggles were strange, as Morris threw 89 innings at the AA level in 2010, with a 4.25 ERA and an 84:31 K/BB ratio....

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Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That’s not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would fit in.  Obviously this is on a “if they all sign, this is where we’d rank them” hypothetical...

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