Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/21/10

The GCL Pirates started their season today. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Durham.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out three. The Indianapolis offense was held to just one hit.  That...

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2010 VSL Pirates Preview

The Venezuelan Summer League Pirates were one of the best stories in the Pirates organization during the 2009 season.  The VSL Pirates finished with the best record in the league, going 48-22, but losing in the championship 2 games to 1 to the VSL Rays. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the VSL, here is a quick rundown of the league rules and set-up: -Only 7 teams in the league (Pirates, Mariners, Cardinals, Tigers,...

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Notes: Injuries, International Prospects, Aure, 2010 Draft

A few notes from today: -Dejan Kovacevic reports that three prospects will be out until mid-season.  Those prospects are Brett Lorin (hip surgery), Colton Cain (minor back surgery), and Zach Fuesser (broken finger).  Lorin is the biggest loss in my opinion, mostly because I didn’t expect Cain to pitch that much until mid-season, kind of like the approach we saw from Quinton Miller last year.  Fuesser is more of a...

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The 2009 VSL Pirates Season Recap

Before this season I hadn’t paid much attention to the Venezuelan Summer League (VSL), mostly because following international prospects was of no interest to me. I’m not saying that international prospects are pointless. I am saying that following international prospects in the Pirates’ system has been like a stock broker reading reviews on the acting jobs of daytime television stars: in the end you’re not...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/10/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. -Daniel McCutchen pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing seven hits, no walks, and striking out seven for his 11th win of the season. Other Game Notes: Interesting note, Robinzon Diaz got the start at third base tonight, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0...

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