Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Louisville.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a perfect inning in relief. Erik Kratz went 1-for-4 with a double.  Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Jim Negrych, Jeff Clement, and Kevin Melillo each went 1-for-4. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona lost to Reading 7-4....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 9-8.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.  Vinnie Chulk added a perfect inning, with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi closed things out, but not before adding two runs in an inning of work. Jeff Clement went...

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2010 GCL Pirates Preview

The 2010 GCL Pirates season started on Monday, but due to the lack of rosters, I was unable to do the preview for the start of the season.  Now that the rosters are official, we can take a look at some of the top prospects at the level, plus what to watch for later in the season. The 2010 season can be divided up in to two parts: the present and the future.  Most of the prospects at the level right now will move up the...

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2010 DSL Pirates Preview

The Dominican Summer League Pirates didn’t get as much attention in 2009 as the Venezuelan Summer League Pirates, which is probably due to their 29-38 record, and the lack of big name prospects at the level.  A lot of the breakout players and big bonuses were in the VSL for the Pirates, which is probably why the DSL team saw a big overhaul this off-season. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the DSL, here is a...

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Notes: Injuries, International Prospects, Aure, 2010 Draft

A few notes from today: -Dejan Kovacevic reports that three prospects will be out until mid-season.  Those prospects are Brett Lorin (hip surgery), Colton Cain (minor back surgery), and Zach Fuesser (broken finger).  Lorin is the biggest loss in my opinion, mostly because I didn’t expect Cain to pitch that much until mid-season, kind of like the approach we saw from Quinton Miller last year.  Fuesser is more of a...

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