Minor League Schedule: 8/16/12

Top prospect Gerrit Cole gets the start tonight for Altoona. In six starts since the Eastern League All-Star game, he has gone 1-3 2.97 in 30.1 innings. Cole ranks third in the Pirates farm system in strikeouts (112), trailing Jeff Locke (who is in the majors) by one for second place. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 19 games left in the season. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A:...

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Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole and Casey Sadler Pitch Shutout Ball

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-4, 3.43) - 5.1 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 3 BB 6 SO 0 HR 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (6-7, 3.91) - DNP 3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.310) - DNP 5....

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Minor League Schedule: 7/31/12

Altoona had off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight in Trenton with top prospect Gerrit Cole on the mound. State College is off today. Indianapolis is in first place in their division with a nine game lead over second place Columbus. They have 33 games left in their season. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (68-43) vs Buffalo (53-57) 7:05pm Probable starter: Chris Leroux (1-0 2.70)...

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Prospect Notebook: Casey Sadler Is a Sleeper Pitching Prospect

Casey Sadler’s progression in pro ball so far has matched his progression on the mound in college. In college, he began his career in the bullpen, then later moved to the rotation full time. Sadler was moved back to the bullpen once he turned pro, and has stayed there until this season. “It was a little frustrating at first, because everyone wants to be a starter,” Sadler said. The right-hander made one start in...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/20/12

Both West Virginia and Altoona had their games rained out yesterday. Both will play a doubleheader today, participating in 2 seven inning games. Due to the rain, Gerrit Cole had his start pushed back until tonight. Altoona originally had a scheduled doubleheader today. Last night’s rainout will be made up on Sunday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (61-38) @ Toledo (39-59) 7:05pm...

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