Pirates Release Eight From Minor League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from minor league camp. The players are as follows: Cliff Archibald - He made 19 appearances with State College last year, with a 4.11 ERA, although he struggled with his control, putting up a 5.0 BB/9 ratio. Archibald pitched out of the bullpen, and the right-hander was sitting 87-91 MPH most of the year. He was a 36th round draft pick in 2010. Brad Chalk - Chalk was taken in the...

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Stetson Allie Makes His Pro Debut

About two months ago, I covered Jameson Taillon’s pro debut in West Virginia.  It was raining that night, and Taillon’s outing was shortened as a result, with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospect allowing a run on three hits in two innings, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Tonight, Stetson Allie made his pro debut in State College, and prior to the game, it looked like it could have been a repeat of...

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2011 State College Spikes Preview: Pitchers

The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes’ roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players. Over-Slot Prep Arms The top prospect at the level will be Stetson Allie, the 2010 second round pick who signed for $2.25 M.  Allie will be starting off in State College, rather than joining 2010 first round pick Jameson Taillon...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Lehigh Valley 3-2.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, no walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Kevin Melillo went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-4 with a solo homer....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/13/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star break. BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+) Bradenton was off today. WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A) West Virginia was off today. STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season) State College lost 3-1 to Vermont.  Tyler Waldron got the start, allowing one run on four hits in five innings, with a walk...

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