Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/17/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 10-7.  Charlie Morton pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on 11 hits, with two walks, two strikeouts, and two homers.  Jeremy Powell pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits.  Justin Thomas allowed a run on a walk and a hit in 0.2 innings.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out three. Brandon...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects

The 2010 season has been rough for the Pirates’ farm system, and it really shows in the updated top 30.  Gone are top prospects like Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln.  Three of my mid-season top 10 prospects have suffered major injuries, causing them to miss a lot of development time this year.  Three pre-season top 10 prospects have really struggled at the AA level this year.  The system is probably without a Grade...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Half-Season in Review

For two years in a row, I’ve opened the season with a list of things to watch for during the upcoming season.  Both years I’ve numbered the list according to the consecutive losing streak, and the year the Pirates were currently on.  Last year at the All-Star break, I reviewed the list mid-season, and to continue with the tradition (or I guess to make a tradition out of it), here is the mid-season update from my...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/8/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Columbus 3-2 in a game that was completed early.  Brian Burres pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed a hit to the only batter he faced, before the game was called. Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  Argenis Diaz went 2-for-3 with a run.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-2 with a walk and...

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Notes: Daniel McCutchen, Steve Pearce, Bryan Morris, Draft Signings, Links

Catching up on a few things: -Daniel McCutchen was optioned to AAA after last night’s loss.  The move clears room for the addition of Sean Gallagher, who the Pirates acquired yesterday for cash from the San Diego Padres.  The Pirates don’t need a fifth starter until Tuesday, July 20th, due to the All-Star break, which is why they can go with the extra bullpen arm. McCutchen isn’t eligible to return to the...

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