State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/1

The State College Spikes have made a few roster moves today: -Samuel Gonzalez has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to August 30th.  Gonzalez is currently out with a shoulder strain. -Mike Jefferson has been transferred to the GCL Pirates.  The move is a paper move.  Jefferson threw five shutout innings last night, and isn’t scheduled to start the rest of the year. -Gregory Polanco and Diomedes Mateo have been added...

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2011 GCL Pirates Preview: Pitchers

The GCL Pirates began their season on Monday.  Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 GCL roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players. Luis Heredia The 16 year old Heredia, who turns 17 in August, signed for $2.6 M out of Mexico last year, making him the highest paid international amateur in Pirates history.  There’s a good reason Heredia was paid that amount, and a lot of...

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Report from Pirate City – 3/18

The Pirates’ minor leaguers today went up against Toronto’s in two class A level exhibition games.  (The level designations mean little at this stage, as players haven’t gotten their assignments yet and much of the AAA teams are still in major league camp, forcing a lot of temporary upward movement.)  The main attraction was the Pirates’ hard-throwing 2010 second round draft pick, Stetson Allie, who started the...

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Who Is Diomedes Mateo?

The minor league camp rosters were posted the other day by Charlie at Bucs Dugout, and one name was unfamiliar on the list.  That was Diomedes Mateo, a left handed pitcher out of the Dominican Republic.  Going back to the instructional league roster, I noticed that Mateo was also listed as a 6′ 2″, 179 pound left hander from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. So who is Mateo, and why haven’t we heard of him until...

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