The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide

Today is the official release date for the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  The books arrived last week, and all of the pre-sales have been shipped out, with the weekend orders going out this morning.  Some of the pre-sales have already arrived, while a lot of the Pittsburgh area orders are expected to arrive today.  Each shipment included a tracking number, which should have been mailed to you, allowing you to get an estimate...

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Curve Lose 2-0 On Free Passes, Missed Opportunities

Justin Wilson can be two very different pitchers.  When he is in control of his pitches, he can be dominant, looking like a top pitching prospect.  When his control is struggling, Wilson’s whole game struggles.  Tonight was an example of the latter. Wilson took the mound for the first place Altoona Curve tonight, and from the start it was evident that he didn’t have his best control.  Wilson led off the game by walking top...

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Is Chase d’Arnaud the Shortstop of the Future?

The 2009 season was a breakout year for Chase d’Arnaud, who was selected the previous season in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB draft.  After putting up a .286/.333/.423 line in 168 at-bats in State College during the 2008 season, d’Arnaud made the jump to West Virginia, where he hit for a .291/.394/.427 line in 213 at-bats, with three homers and 17 stolen bases.  The performance was enough for d’Arnaud to be...

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Altoona Takes Advantage of Mistakes in 6-2 Win

After losing the first three games in a four game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Altoona Curve capitalized on every mistake, taking the final game of the series 6-2, despite being out-hit 15-9.  Altoona took advantage of three errors by Richmond, scoring two runs in the second, two more in the fourth, and one in the fifth.  The Curve also helped themselves with five stolen bases, and stranded 13 Flying Squirrels...

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Lineups: Altoona-Richmond 8/1

RICHMOND — Two hours to first pitch … Game: Altoona Curve at Richmond Flying Squirrels, 5:05 p.m. Site: The Diamond. Pitching: RHP Bryan Morris vs. LHP Clayton Tanner. Weather: 75 degrees. Game Updates: My Twitter Feed Lineups: Altoona Curve: 1. Chase d’Arnaud, SS 2. Josh Harrison, 3B 3. Hector Gimenez, C 4. Matt Hague, 1B 5. Miles Durham, RF 6. Anthony Norman, CF 7. Yung-Chi Chen, LF 8. Jose de los Santos, 2B...

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