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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June Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

After a rough month of May, Altoona saw a ton of players catch fire in the month of June, capped off with the promotions of Alex Presley and Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Struggling players like Chase d’Arnaud and Gorkys Hernandez put everything together in the month of June.  Josh Harrison and Presley continued their surprising seasons.  Rudy Owens and Justin Wilson continued to dominate AA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Louisville.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a perfect inning in relief. Erik Kratz went 1-for-4 with a double.  Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Jim Negrych, Jeff Clement, and Kevin Melillo each went 1-for-4. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona lost to Reading 7-4....

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Two Players At Each Level Who Should Be Promoted

Around the end of May I took a look at two players who needed to be promoted at each level.  A little over a month later and most of those players mentioned have been promoted: Indianapolis - Neil Walker and Brad Lincoln both got the call to the majors.  Honorable mentions Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata also got the call. Altoona - Daniel Moskos got the call to AAA, although Jared Hughes is still in AA.  Honorable...

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Videos from last night's Altoona Game

Brad at This is Getting Old was in attendance for the Altoona Curve game last night, and has several videos posted of Bryan Morris, Josh Harrison, and Chase d’Arnaud.  Check out the videos here. Morris pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Harrison went 1-for-4 with a double, and d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple and two...

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