Pirates Cut Four Players, Including Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training this morning, cutting four players, including top catching prospect Tony Sanchez.  Sanchez joins catcher Eric Fryer, and pitchers Donald Veal and Cesar Valdez in the first cuts.  The 2011 Spring Training Tracker has been updated with the moves. Sanchez will start out in Altoona this year, after missing half of the 2010 season due to a broken jaw suffered from a...

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2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: Starting Pitchers

So far we’ve looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Indianapolis during the 2011 season.  Today we’ll look at the biggest area of focus for the 2011 Indians: the starting pitchers. It’s no secret that the biggest need for the Pirates in the majors is starting pitching.  The first wave of starting pitching prospects should start to arrive this year, with most of the top pitching prospects...

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Pirates Winter League Update: 1/5

The regular seasons for the Venezuelan, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-Pacific winter leagues are all completed.  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done an update, so here are the top performers in the Pirates’ system from each league.  Click on the league names to see the complete stats for all Pirates’ players who played in the league: Venezuelan Winter League -Ronny Cedeno had 138 at-bats, hitting for a...

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The 2011 Indianapolis Rotation

A few weeks ago I looked at the projected 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, noting that there could be a roster crunch, one which could leave prospects like Chase D’Arnaud and/or Jordy Mercer back in AA to start the 2011 season.  The same situation is starting to form with the 2011 rotation in Indianapolis.  Four of the top prospects in the farm system pitched in the Altoona rotation in 2010, and all four are expected to make...

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Pirates Winter League Recap: 12/5-12/12

The stats pages for the winter leagues have been updated.  Click on the league name to see all of the stats.  Here are the key performers from the past week: Venezuelan Winter League -Ronny Cedeno: 6-for-21, 1 3B, 2 SB -Jose Tabata made his debut this week, going 5-for-11, with 1 2B, 7 BB, and 2 SB. -Anthony Claggett: 10.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K -Fernando Nieve: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K -Jose Ascanio made his debut this week,...

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