Minor League Moves For 8/1

A few minor league transactions have been made early today, and I expect more to be announced later today: -Cole White has been promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton.  White has been hitting for a .288/.347/.485 line in West Virginia this year.  He’s 26 years old, but was still in low-A because he spent two years with the Army, only returning to pro baseball last July. -Justin Bencsko has been promoted from State College to...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Cole White

With today being the 4th of July, it seems only fitting that Cole White be today’s profile.  White was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 42nd round of the 2008 draft out of the United States Military Academy.  The Pirates also took Chris Simmons in the 41st round that year.  White and Simmons started out the year with State College, but their seasons ended quickly, due to a policy change with the US Army. West Point...

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Cole White Leads Power With Another Game Winner

Last night, Cole White hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the West Virginia Power a 2-1 victory over the Lexington Legends. “I could barely sleep,” White said about his homer. “I kept on replaying it in my head.  It was the first time I’ve ever hit a walk off home run in my entire life.” Tonight, for an encore, White came through in the eighth inning of a 3-3 tie game,...

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The View From the Booth: Joe Putnam

Starting this month, Pirates Prospects will be introducing a new feature to the site called “The View From the Booth”.  On the fourth Monday of every month, we will interview a different broadcaster from one of the minor league affiliates, getting their opinion on how the team they follow looks, as well as some insight on that level of the system.  With the 2011 draft recently taking place, and new players entering the...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Roster Announced

The Bradenton Marauders have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Ramon Cabrera, Carlos Paulino Infielders: Calvin Anderson, Aaron Baker, Kelson Brown, Jarek Cunningham, Benji Gonzalez, Elevys Gonzalez, Adalberto Santos Outfielders: Evan Chambers, Robbie Grossman, David Rubinstein, Cole White Pitchers: Nathan Baker, Joe Beimel,...

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