Pirates Notebook: The draft dust has settled

Earlier today I posted some numbers on the draft, a day after the draft pick signing deadline. Now for some quick hit analysis on the draft, including some information that has come out today. Total Spending Jennifer Langosch reports that the Pirates spent $8.919 M in the draft. In my Draft Pick Signing Tracker I had the Pirates spending $8,606,900 on the announced bonuses. The only bonuses announced after the tenth round were 12th...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/18/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 10-2 to Louisville -Jose Tabata did not play, although his injury from yesterday isn’t serious.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 3. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 3. Neil Walker went 0 for 4. Robinzon Diaz went 1 for 4 with a homer. Eric Hacker pitched 5.1 innings, allowing ten runs on 13 hits, with a walk, four strikeouts, and three...

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Interview with Chase d’Arnaud

Chase d’Arnaud was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, signed right away, and hit .286 in his first year at State College. This year he started the season in West Virginia, batting .291 with a .394 on-base percentage, before getting promoted to Lynchburg. Chase is currently hitting .271/.377/.444 in 133 at-bats at Lynchburg, with three homers and nine stolen bases. While at the Lynchburg...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 with a stolen base.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait pitched two innings in relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, with a home run allowed. Jeff Clement went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-7 to New Hampshire....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/15/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis beat Columbus 7-0. -Jose Tabata went 3 for 5 with two runs and a steal.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Daniel McCutchen pitched six shutout innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and striking out five. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 5. Neil Walker went 2 for 5. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 3 playing first base. AA The Result: Altoona lost 4-2...

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