Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-5, thanks to a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth by Kevin Melillo.  Melillo went 1-for-4 with the solo homer being his only hit of the night.  Jim Negrych went 2-for-4 with a run, two steals, and two RBIs.  Jeff Cement went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 15-3, led by a huge outburst from the offense.  Alex Presley led the way, going 5-for-6 and hitting for the cycle, with his first home run at the AAA level included.  Presley accomplished the cycle by the 5th inning.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs.  Steve Pearce, Jeff Clement, and Brian Myrow also homered for the Indians offense.  Doug...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-4.  Jeremy Powell pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed two runs on three hits.  Daniel Moskos got one out on a strikeout, and allowed a hit and an inherited runner to score in his AAA debut.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out two.  Wilfredo...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Durham 9-1.  Hayden Penn had a good start, going six innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, with three walks and nine strikeouts.  Penn has looked good in his last three starts, combining for 18 innings, two unearned runs, ten hits allowed, seven walks and 18 strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Steven...

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The Second Wave

I came to a realization last night as I was doing the game recap for the Indianapolis Indians.  With Pedro Alvarez getting called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates today, there isn’t much talent remaining at the top level.  The first wave of talent has officially arrived, but it may until this time next year before we see any more additions. Alvarez joins top prospects Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, who were both called up...

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