Daily Prospect Profile: Drew Maggi

I’ve seen Drew Maggi a lot since he’s been drafted, whether that was in State College in 2010 after he signed, in Spring Training before the 2011 season, and in West Virginia this year.  Throughout all of the times I’ve seen him, I’ve been impressed the most by his athleticism.  The 6′ 0″, 185 pound Maggi is very fast.  That shows up in the numbers with his 29 stolen bases this year, but all you...

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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 series was a four game series last week August 5-8 that the teams split and again Jameson Taillon started along with Zack Von Rosenberg, Zack Dodson and...

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West Virginia Power 8/4 Report

Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the last of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31, Altoona 8/2 Thursday August 4 — West Virginia Power Before I talk about individual players (which I usually find more interesting in the minor...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Andrew Maggi

A lot of attention has been paid to the upper level shortstops (Chase d’Arnaud and Jordy Mercer) this season, but what about one guy at the lower levels who has really been on fire lately?  I’m talking about Andrew Maggi, the 15th round pick in the 2010 draft.  The Pirates took Maggi out of Arizona State.  He was a draft eligible sophomore, and fell due to signability concerns, although the Pirates convinced him to sign...

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2011 West Virginia Power Roster Announced

The West Virginia Power 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: Elias Diaz, Kawika Emsley-Pai, Jairo Marquez Infielders: Eric Avila, Matt Curry, Justin Howard, Drew Maggi, Kevin Mort, Gift Ngoepe, Andy Vasquez Outfielders: Dan Grovatt, Rogelios Noris, Mel Rojas Jr Pitchers: Ryan Beckman, Colton Cain, Brandon Cumpton, Kevin...

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