Prospect Watch: Pirates Farm System Combines For 15 Home Runs On the Day

Top Pitcher: Robby Rowland, Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, HR: Brett Carroll, Jared Goedert, Tony Sanchez, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, Chase d’Arnaud, Andrew Lambo, Jarek Cunningham (2), Alex Dickerson (2), Jacob Stallings, Chris Lashmet, Stetson Allie, Max Moroff

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Minor League Schedule: Morton On Rehab, Glasnow Tries To Bounce Back In Lakewood

6/2/13 Starters: Charlie Morton, Casey Sadler, Robby Rowland, Zack Dodson, Tyler Glasnow

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Pirates Notebook: Presley Joins at the One-Third Mark

One-third of the season down, two-thirds to go. The Pirates open up their second third of the season (as confusing as that term looks) against the Cincinnati Reds, a team nearly as hot as the Bucs are. Pittsburgh is 16-4 in its last 20 games and leads Cincinnati (14-6 in last 20) by one game entering the series. Vinnie Richichi from 93.7 The Fan asked manager Clint Hurdle what was most encouraging about the first third of the season....

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Minor Moves: Thornton Added to Indy, Waldrop to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Zack Thornton from Altoona to Indianapolis. He’s now the third pitcher added to Indianapolis today, following Atahualpa Severino¬†and Graham Godfrey. The Pirates also reinstated Chase d’Arnaud from the 60-day disabled list, putting the 40-man roster at 41. Three pitchers have been added to Indianapolis, and no corresponding moves have been announced yet to clear space on that roster, or...

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First Pitch: Are Jeanmar Gomez and Jeff Locke a Product of a Successful System?

Last night I finished my article about Jeanmar Gomez with a thought — should there be a debate between Jeanmar Gomez and Jeff Locke for the final rotation spot when Charlie Morton returns? On one side you’ve got Locke, who has a 2.45 ERA in 58.2 innings, but has a 4.30 xFIP. Locke is due for a regression mostly due to a low BABIP (.224) and a high strand rate (84.1%). The league averages are usually .290-.300 and 70%. On...

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