Another Bradenton Catcher Hit in the Face

What is it about catching prospects in Bradenton getting hit in the face with pitches?  Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Eric Fryer was hit in the face with a pitch last night, fracturing his orbital bone and requiring surgery.  This all comes a little over a week after Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch, fracturing his jaw in two places, and requiring surgery which will put him out for 6-8 weeks. The orbital...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Charlie Morton went 3.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson went two innings, allowing a run on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-4.  Jeremy Powell pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed two runs on three hits.  Daniel Moskos got one out on a strikeout, and allowed a hit and an inherited runner to score in his AAA debut.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out two.  Wilfredo...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Durham.  Brian Burres got the start, allowing four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Brian Bass got the loss, allowing three runs on one hit, with two walks, getting just one out.  Wilfredo Ledezma allowed all three of those runs to score, getting the final two outs in the inning, but allowing a walk and a hit.  Anthony Claggett...

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Interview with Casey Erickson

Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Casey Erickson.  Erickson was acquired by the Pirates in June 2009 in the Eric Hinske trade, which also brought catching prospect Eric Fryer.  The Pirates agreed to pay the rest of Hinske’s 2009 salary to the New York Yankees to get Erickson and Fryer in the deal. Erickson posted a 1.17 ERA after the trade in 38.1 innings, with a...

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