The 2009 Prep Pitchers Are Top NYPL Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2010 New York-Penn League today (scouting reports here for BA subscribers), and three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects ended up on the list.  Those were Zach Von Rosenberg, who came in at number six, Colton Cain, who rated 10th, and Zack Dodson, who finished 17th. Dodson, ZVR, and Cain were the 4th, 6th, and 8th round picks respectively in the 2009 draft.  The Pirates paid a...

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Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now. Tim 1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP 2....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 4-1 to Norfolk.  Michael Crotta pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Luke Carlin went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Alex Presley went 1-for-3. ALTOONA...

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Lyles Smacks Fifth Homer, But Spikes Fall To Jammers, 11-3

LYLES SMACKS FIFTH HOMER, BUT SPIKES FALL TO JAMMERS, 11-3 BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE – Chase Lyles delivered his team-leading fifth home run of the season, a solo shot to left field in the eighth inning, but it was not enough as the State College Spikes went down to defeat at the hands of the Jamestown Jammers, 11-3, on Monday night at Russell Diethrick Park. Lyles’s home run off of Jamestown reliever Zach Robertson was part of...

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Interview with 7th Round Pick Austin Kubitza

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Austin Kubitza in the seventh round of the 2010 draft, continuing their trend of taking prep pitchers in the middle rounds.  Kubitza was rated the #153 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, and has a commitment to Rice, which means he will likely command an over-slot bonus.  Pirates Prospects recently had a chance to interview Austin on being drafted, his history of pitching, and how the...

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