Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move
Aug16

Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move

After a busy day of moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates system yesterday, three more moves were made today due to an undisclosed injury to third baseman Eric Wood that landed him on the disabled list. Francisco Aponte will take the place of Wood on the West Virginia roster, while Adam Landecker moves up to take Aponte’s place at Jamestown. This season, the 20-year-old Wood has been the everyday third baseman for the West Virginia...

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Prospect Notebook: Can Josh Bell Be a Future Power Hitter in the Majors?
Aug13

Prospect Notebook: Can Josh Bell Be a Future Power Hitter in the Majors?

The West Virginia Power played a total of 12 games in Lakewood this year, so I got to see a little more of the team than usual. Early in the season, it was the power display by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow that impressed me the most. As the season went on, I noticed improvements each start from Clay Holmes and better hitting from Josh Bell, particularly in this last series for both of them. Below I’ll give my...

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West Virginia Drops Lakewood For 19th Time; Barnes Likely Out For the Year
Aug09

West Virginia Drops Lakewood For 19th Time; Barnes Likely Out For the Year

The West Virginia Power took on the Lakewood BlueClaws in game two of a four game series in Lakewood. After winning the opener behind strong pitching from Luis Heredia, the Power won 3-1 to move their record on the season to 19-3 against the BlueClaws. West Virginia put two on the board in the first inning on a single by Eric Wood that scored Chris Diaz and Dilson Herrera. They didn’t score again until the ninth, with Josh Bell...

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Luis Heredia Has a Strong Start a Few Days Before His 19th Birthday
Aug08

Luis Heredia Has a Strong Start a Few Days Before His 19th Birthday

The West Virginia Power have dominated the Lakewood BlueClaws this year and tonight was no different. Behind strong pitching from Luis Heredia and some sloppy play by the BlueClaws defense, the Power won 6-0 in game one of a four game series. Through eight innings, Lakewood had just two hits, both coming off Heredia in the second inning. They had two hits in the ninth, but couldn’t get on the scoreboard. The Power had 12 hits on...

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Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series
Jul01

Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series

This is the second time I’ve had a chance to see West Virginia play a four game series in Lakewood this year. The first time, the highlights of the series were the home runs hit by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow. This last four game series was a bit different — no Allie in the lineup, but Luis Heredia pitched his second game of the season. The recap for the first series can be read here and for everyone...

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