May Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders looked like a huge success story when I reviewed them last month.  Then I looked a little closer at the team, and found a reason to throw cold water on their hot start.  The Bradenton offense was looking great, but almost all of the players had drastic home/road splits, which was probably due to McKechnie Field being a hitter friendly park.  It definitely put hot starts like the one Quincy...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis game was suspended in the fifth inning, with Indianapolis down 8-5.  Jeremy Powell allowed all eight runs in 3.1 innings of work, allowing seven hits and three walks.  Jose Tabata drew two walks and scored twice.  Brian Myrow went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-2 with an RBI.  Neil Walker went 1-for-2 with a run. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-5 to Scranton-Wilkes Barre.  Michael Crotta had his worst start of the season, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in five innings of work, with a walk and a strikeout.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one.  Wilfredo Ledezma and Jean Machi each pitched a shutout inning in relief. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a homer and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/17/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 3-0 to Toledo.  Brad Lincoln got the start and had a fantastic outing, although he got very little support from his offense.  Lincoln pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with one walk and ten strikeouts.  He was perfect through 5.1 innings, but things fell apart in the sixth, with the damage coming on a three run homer.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/16/10

The Venezuelan Summer League starts tomorrow.  Look for my preview post later tonight. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 6-5 to Toledo.  Hayden Penn pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings in relief.  Wilfredo Ledezma snapped his streak of nine straight appearances without a run, allowing two runs...

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