State College Player Notes 8/7/12: Holmes, Gaffney, Stallings

Shortstop Chris Diaz hit his first professional home run, starter Clay Holmes pitched five scoreless innings, and the State College Spikes scored two runs on three wild pitches in the top of the 10th inning to escape with a 4-2 win over the Batavia Muckdogs Tuesday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. “It’s a good win,” State College manager Dave Turgeon said. “We needed it. The worm was kind of turning at home....

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Minor League Schedule: 8/7/12

Clay Holmes will get the start tonight for State College. He ranks first in the NY-Penn League with his 0.94 ERA and his matching 0.94 WHIP ranks him eighth in the NYPL. Bradenton was off yesterday. West Virginia has off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-46) vs Charlotte (66-51) 7:05pm Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (5-5 4.19) Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 1 Indianapolis 0 (game...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/1/12

Indianapolis has off today. They resume their schedule tomorrow night on the road in Scranton for four games, before returning home. State College had off yesterday. Clay Holmes will be on the mound for the Spikes tonight. He has pitched one hit ball in four of his seven outings this season, which are also the first seven games of his pro career. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (68-43) @...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/25/12

One day after trading away two of their top twenty pitching prospects, Rudy Owens and Colton Cain, the Pirates send some big names to the mound in the minors. Top prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, along with rising prospect Clay Holmes all take the mound tonight. Zack Dodson also takes the mound, as he now moves up the left-handed pitching chart with two lefties gone from the system. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game...

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