All posts tagged "Duke Welker"

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends: Some Fast Starts for West Virginia Hitters

    Allie's fast start has stirred much talk The season’s first two weeks have produced some noteworthy performances in the Pirates’ farm system, both good and bad. It’s way too early to start drawing any conclusions from these performances, but it’s not too early to scope out some players who’ll be interesting to...

  • Season Previews
    Which Prospects From Indianapolis Will Help the Pirates This Year?

    Earlier I posted the 2013 Indianapolis Indians preview. The Triple-A squad is going to be where most of the replacements are going to come from for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. Here is a look at some of the options in Triple-A. The goal here is to get an idea of who...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Casey Sadler, Brandon Cumpton and Duke Welker

    Sadler allowed just one hit and no walks in five shutout innings The Pirates' AAA and AA squads took on their Toronto counterparts at Pirate City today.  They got good starts from Brandon Cumpton in the AAA game and Casey Sadler in the AA game.  Cumpton went four and a third innings,...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Notes: Karstens, Taillon, Welker, Lineups

    Jeff Karstens will throw two innings in minor league camp today. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates The first cuts from major league camp came today, and the first games in minor league camp start this afternoon. I'll be covering the home games at Pirate City, which will include the Triple-A and Double-A...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Cut 11 Players, Including Jameson Taillon

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training. So far they have cut four players today, with those players being Hunter Strickland, Vic Black, Matt Hague, and Clint Robinson. That could be all for now, but no word on that yet. I'll update this when more information becomes available....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bullpen

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • Analysis
    The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let's take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen....

  • Season Recaps
    2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

    Indianapolis was one of the most successful teams in the Pirates' system this year, fueled by Starling Marte and a strong pitching staff. By the time the playoffs came around, all of the players who got them to the post-season had been promoted to the majors, which resulted in a first round...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they needed to win a do-or-die game over the Charlotte Knights tonight at Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  Irwin pitched 7 shutout innings...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Win Season Finale; Larish Plays 8 Positions, and Reliever Diaz Steals Third

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  0 (Box)   (rain shortened again)   The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up the regular season with a rain-shortened win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this afternoon.  Pirates’ pitcher Chad Qualls made the “start” for the Indians, pitching one inning as a rehab appearance.  Six more...

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