Minor League Schedule: 6/2/12

Both Altoona and Bradenton were rained out yesterday. Each team will play a doubleheader today with each game consisting of seven innings apiece. The Dominican Summer League starts up today with both Pirates affiliates in action. The league doesn’t announce starting pitchers ahead of time, so the posts for them will be limited to schedule/record/team notes.  Including the two double-headers, there are eight games on the schedule...

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Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most part aren’t that great so that ratio obviously doesn’t tell the whole story. It is no secret the Pirates have their minor league pitchers work on...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Casey Sadler

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of over-slot signings the last few years, specifically with high school pitchers.  Casey Sadler is one of the over-slot signings from the last few years, although he is one of the few that didn’t come out of high school. He was drafted by the Pirates out of the JuCo ranks in the 25th round of the 2010 draft, and given a $100,000 bonus, which isn’t huge, but is high for a 25th round...

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West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next series was a four game series last week August 5-8 that the teams split and again Jameson Taillon started along with Zack Von Rosenberg, Zack Dodson and...

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Cole White Leads Power With Another Game Winner

Last night, Cole White hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the West Virginia Power a 2-1 victory over the Lexington Legends. “I could barely sleep,” White said about his homer. “I kept on replaying it in my head.  It was the first time I’ve ever hit a walk off home run in my entire life.” Tonight, for an encore, White came through in the eighth inning of a 3-3 tie game,...

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