Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11

DAILY SUMMARY Top Pitcher: Jeff Locke (4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR) Top Hitter: Chris Snyder (3-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 6 RBI) Home Runs: Eric Fryer (1), Chris Snyder (1) INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Box Score Result: Columbus 3, Indianapolis 2 Starting Pitcher: Sean Gallagher (4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR) Top Hitter: Matt Hague (3-for-4, RBI) Notes: Indianapolis lost to Columbus 3-2, after failing to capitalize on a...

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Updates On The Non-Roster Invitees

This spring the Pittsburgh Pirates invited 22 non-roster players to their major league camp for spring training. Now just under a month into the camp, 16 of them still remain with the big league squad. In this article I will breakdown the performance of each individual player going into Sunday along with, in my opinion, their chances of making the opening day roster. First, I will start with the players who did not survive the first...

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2011 Altoona Curve Preview: The Infield

In my preview last week of the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, I pointed out this quote by Kyle Stark in the Altoona Mirror: It’s possible, Stark said, that the entire starting infield of first baseman Matt Hague, second baseman Jordy Mercer, shortstop Chase d’Arnaud and third baseman Josh Harrison could be back with the Curve. Those four played together all of last season, with Hague and Harrison enjoying the most...

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Pirates Cut Four Players, Including Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training this morning, cutting four players, including top catching prospect Tony Sanchez.  Sanchez joins catcher Eric Fryer, and pitchers Donald Veal and Cesar Valdez in the first cuts.  The 2011 Spring Training Tracker has been updated with the moves. Sanchez will start out in Altoona this year, after missing half of the 2010 season due to a broken jaw suffered from a...

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2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians’ infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions. With the season getting closer, let’s take a look at who could be in line to play in the Indianapolis...

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