Altoona Curve 8/2 Report

Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the second of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31 Tuesday August 2 — Altoona Curve I was really looking forward to the Curve game as they have several players that I saw often last year on the...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Bryan Morris Gives Up a Run

Last night, Bryan Morris came on in relief for the Altoona Curve, pitching one inning.  In that inning, Morris allowed one earned run on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  The run was significant, because it was the first earned run Morris had allowed in ten outings since being moved full time to the bullpen. Since his move to relief, Morris has pitched 18 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on 12 hits, with a 20:6 K/BB...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Bryan Morris

When Bryan Morris was moved full time to the bullpen a month ago, I profiled his situation, and asked Pirates’ farm director Kyle Stark what Morris had to work on going forward.  This is what was said: “He’s definitely working on consistently repeating his delivery, which he was last year as well, but the strained oblique interrupted that process this year and has prevented Bryan from getting into a rhythm,” Stark said. “We’re...

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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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