Out of Nowhere – Sleeper Prospects

Much of the discussion of the Pirates’ farm system the last couple years has centered on GM Neal Huntington’s efforts to restock the system after years of neglect under his predecessor, He Who Shall Not Be Named.  Naturally, it’s been easy to forget the players who were already in the system when Huntington took over, a tendency made a good deal easier by the fact that so few of those players have performed well.  This year, however,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 4-1.  Jeremy Powell pitched 8.2 innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Justin Thomas got the final out of the game for the save. Jim Negrych went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.  Brian Friday went 1-for-3 with two runs and two walks, plus a stolen base.  Doug Bernier went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run, and an RBI....

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Minors Moves 7/28

Catching up on some minor league transactions… -The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Travis Chick, a right handed pitcher who started the 2010 season in the Los Angeles Angels’ camp before being released and going to Independent ball.  Chick will play in Indianapolis, providing the Indians with pitching depth. -Derek Hankins has been promoted from AA to AAA.  Hankins had a 1.82 ERA this year in 79 innings, pitching mostly out of...

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June Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

Bradenton was hit hard with injuries in the month of June, putting a big damper not only on the month, but on the season, as a lot of top prospects were impacted by the injury bug.  Brock Holt went down on June 5th in a collision fielding a grounder, and will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL.  Jeremy Farrell went down in the middle of the month, right in the middle of what has been a breakout season.  Perhaps...

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Tons of Injury Updates

A ton of injured to update today… -Charlie Morton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, and has been optioned to AAA.  Morton struggled big time in the majors this year, and hasn’t been much better at AAA during his rehab work, with a 4.33 ERA in 27 innings, and a 21:10 K/BB ratio during that time.  Those numbers look somewhat good, mostly due to a nine inning outing where Morton allowed one run on...

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