Minor League Schedule: 6/22/12

Two days after Gerrit Cole made his AA debut, and one day after Luis Heredia made his season debut for State College, Clay Holmes will pitch his first professional game for State College. He signed for $1.2mil after being picked in the ninth round of the 2011 amateur draft. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (44-29) VS Scranton-WB (40-34) 7:15pm Probable starter: Justin Wilson (5-4 3.62)...

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Clayton Holmes and Jake Burnette Off to Strong Starts

For the last few years the Pittsburgh Pirates have gone heavy on the over-slot deals for high school pitching prospects. Last year was no different, with two of the big signings being seventh rounder Jake Burnette and ninth rounder Clayton Holmes. Burnette received a $550 K over-slot deal, while Holmes received a $1.2 M bonus, which set a ninth round record. Burnette signed on August 1st. Holmes signed close to the deadline on August...

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Clayton Holmes: Sleeper Prospect

As part of his 2012 preview of the top prospects in baseball, Keith Law has released his sleeper prospects for all 30 teams. Yesterday he released his top 100 prospects list. Five Pirates prospects were on the list, and Luis Heredia ended up on the list of ten players who just missed. Today’s sleeper rankings are a look at guys who could end up in the top 100 with a breakout season. Law specifies that the list features one...

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Instructs Day One: Allie, Holmes, Burnette, Gift

I arrived in Florida around 3:30 AM this morning, after about 15 hours of driving.  After a bit of sleep, I went over to Pirate City, where the Pirates were having a camp day, and an intersquad game.  There wasn’t much to report on.  Each pitcher threw an inning, and it was hard getting a read on the position players, since they didn’t have numbers, and kept switching spots during the game.  I can recognize most of them...

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Who Wants To Be A $1.2 Millionaire?

Cole and Bell are set for life even if they never make the major leagues, but what about someone like Clay Holmes, the Pirates’ 9th round pick that signed for $1.2M?

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