Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 7-5.  Michael Crotta pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins made his AAA debut, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer, before getting the final out in the eighth.  Hankins allowed the only inherited runner on base to score on the homer, blowing the save, but got the win thanks to two runs from...

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West Virginia @ Hagerstown (DH) – July 26

Game One – West Virginia 8, Hagerstown 4
Game Two – Hagerstown 9, West Virginia 3

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 4-3.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched a perfect inning in relief, followed by a perfect inning from Jean Machi for the save. Jonathan Van Every went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and three RBIs....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects

The 2010 season has been rough for the Pirates’ farm system, and it really shows in the updated top 30.  Gone are top prospects like Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln.  Three of my mid-season top 10 prospects have suffered major injuries, causing them to miss a lot of development time this year.  Three pre-season top 10 prospects have really struggled at the AA level this year.  The system is probably without a Grade...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was suspended in the fourth inning.  Tim Alderson ran in to trouble in the first three innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Alderson was optioned to Bradenton after the game.  Dustin Molleken pitched a perfect fourth inning with a strikeout. Shelby...

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