Morris heading to Altoona

Pitching prospect Bryan Morris, who has not allowed an earned run in 33 innings for High-A Bradenton, will be promoted to Double-A Altoona. Neal Huntington said that Morris could be promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis by the end of the season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/15/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-3 to Toledo.  Daniel McCutchen got hit hard, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in six innings of work, with no walks and four strikeouts.  According to Scott McCauley, his velocity was down, topping out at 90 MPH.  Justin Thomas pitched two perfect innings, with four strikeouts. Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a double.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run....

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Bad inning from Alderson costs Altoona the win

Tonight was the first opportunity I had to see Tim Alderson pitch.  Heading in to the season I had Alderson as the number four prospect on my top 50 prospects list, based off of reputation and his numbers prior to his 2009 struggles after the trade to the Pirates.  I don’t make it a habit of taking too much away from one outing, but based on Alderson’s struggles this year, his reported dip in velocity, and what I...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 7-2.  Daniel McCutchen went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts to get the win.  McCutchen now has a 2.95 ERA in 18.1 innings at the AAA level, with an 8:3 K/BB ratio since being demoted from the majors.  Anthony Claggett pitched 3.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out one to get the save. Luke Carlin...

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Throwing Cold Water on the Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have arguably been the best story of the 2010 season so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  You’ve got three pitchers who are striking out close to a batter an inning, and allowing just over one walk or hit per inning.  You’ve got eight players hitting for a .282 average or better.  The team as a whole is hitting 15 points higher than any other team in the league, with an OPS that is 40...

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