Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/16/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Rochester 6-5.  Brian Burres pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Jean Machi allowed one run on a hit in an inning of work. Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with three RBIs.  Brian Bixler went 2-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects

The 2010 season has been rough for the Pirates’ farm system, and it really shows in the updated top 30.  Gone are top prospects like Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln.  Three of my mid-season top 10 prospects have suffered major injuries, causing them to miss a lot of development time this year.  Three pre-season top 10 prospects have really struggled at the AA level this year.  The system is probably without a Grade...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the AAA All-Star Game.  Erik Kratz was the lone representative.  He went 0-for-1, then was called up to the majors. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star Game.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a grand slam.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs.  Hector Gimenez went 0-for-2.  Matt Hague went 0-for-2....

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June Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

After a rough month of May, Altoona saw a ton of players catch fire in the month of June, capped off with the promotions of Alex Presley and Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Struggling players like Chase d’Arnaud and Gorkys Hernandez put everything together in the month of June.  Josh Harrison and Presley continued their surprising seasons.  Rudy Owens and Justin Wilson continued to dominate AA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Michael Crotta pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ announcer Scott McCauley, Crotta left with a leg injury after stumbling off the mound on a grounder to first.  Crotta walked off the field on his own power after two practice pitches.  Anthony Claggett allowed five runs,...

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