All posts tagged "Dan Grovatt"

  • Transactions
    Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America's transactions page. The three...

  • Transactions
    Minor Moves: Jerry Sands to the DL; Allie, Castro, Heredia Official

    Jerry Sands has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Here are the...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Combine For Eight Hits

    Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, HR: Andrew Lambo, Jarek Cunningham, Charlie Cutler, Justin Howard, Gregory Polanco, Elias Diaz, Dan Grovatt

  • Prospect Reports
    The Most Impressive Thing About Gregory Polanco

    Last year Scott Diamond made 27 starts for the Minnesota Twins. He posted a 3.54 ERA in 173 innings, with a 90:31 K/BB ratio. Today, Diamond was on a rehab assignment, pitching for Fort Myers against the Bradenton Marauders. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Gregory Polanco took him opposite field...

  • Season Previews
    2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

    Yesterday I previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. The Marauders will open the year with the top two prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They will also feature Colton Cain and Alex Dickerson, who...

  • Analysis
    The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

    As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I'm wondering though is if McKechnie Field is...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Dan Grovatt

    Grovatt has a .289 average this year. The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a lot of risks financially in the draft the last few years.  When they signed Dan Grovatt as an 11th round pick in 2010, they took a risk of the injury variety.  Grovatt was coming off a down year at...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

    I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

    The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

  • Analysis
    West Virginia Wins In 14 Innings

    Grovatt came through with the game winning hit tonight. The West Virginia Power won a marathon game tonight, taking a 5-4 victory over the Lexington Legends in 14 innings.  West Virginia entered the bottom of the 9th inning trailing by a run, but Rogelios Noris came through with a towering shot with...

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