Prospect Notebook: Chambers Working to be More Mature at the Plate

Evan Chambers working to be more mature at the plate…Carlos Paulino has an important role…Cole and Taillon dominate…hot start for the international hitters.

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2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

Yesterday I previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. The Marauders will open the year with the top two prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They will also feature Colton Cain and Alex Dickerson, who both ranked as top 20 prospects in the Pirates Prospects 2012 rankings. Other top prospects to watch are Mel...

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Prospect Notebook: Lots of Heat

There were a lot of top Pirates prospects throwing today. Unfortunately, a lot of the top guys in the system were on the road. Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, both top ten prospects, started in the A-ball games at Toronto’s minor league complex. Missing out on those two guys throwing is missing out on some of the hardest throwers in the system. Taillon has touched 99 MPH in the past with his fastball, and has been sitting...

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Bradenton Marauders Game Recap 8/28/11

When I arrived at McKechnie Field for the Bradenton Marauders vs. St. Lucie Mets game this evening, I noted this could be a very high scoring game due to the strong wind blowing straight out to center field. I was correct that the game ended up being high scoring, and it was in large part due to several home runs. However, the wind had very little, if anything, to do with those homers. Tyler Waldron started the game for the Marauders...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Evan Chambers

Last night, Evan Chambers had a big game, going 3-for-3 with two walks and two homers.  The center fielder, taken in the third round of the 2009 draft, currently has nine homers on the year.  However, he has a .227 average, and his overall power is down, with a .386 slugging percentage. Chambers is an interesting prospect that draws a lot of different opinions.  Actually, there are two opinions.  The first is that he’s got a lot...

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