All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 120

    John Sickels of Minor League Ball has released his mid-season top 120 prospect list today, and ranks six Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in the first 77 spots. The rankings don't include 2012 draft picks, so you won't find Mark Appel on there. They have also been adjusted to remove guys who have exceeded...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 7/2/12

    Both Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon will start tonight, making it the first time both players started on the same night. The two top prospects in the Pirates system were selected to represent the organization in the Futures Game played this upcoming Sunday during All-Star weekend. Bradenton had a doubleheader yesterday, while the...

  • Injury Updates
    Gerrit Cole Shows No Signs of Concussion

    Top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole was struck with a line drive last night in Altoona's game against Harrisburg. The right-hander was hit in the jaw, but went on to finish out the inning. He was pulled after one inning due to his pitch count, but the Pirates sent him for a CT...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/26/12

    Rudy Owens gets the start for Indianapolis tonight, facing off against top prospect Jacob Turner. Owens has made 14 straight quality starts to begin the season. Bradenton went with Casey Sadler to start game two of yesterday’s doubleheader. Jameson Taillon is the likely starter for today. He hasn’t made a start since...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: How About Those Future Aces?

    I've spent the last two nights watching two of the top pitching prospects in the system show why they're two of the top pitching prospects in the system. I'd write more about it here, but I've already written a ton about each guy. So for now, check out my articles on Gerrit...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Last season James McDonald had trouble pitching lengthy outings. But this year there is a whole different guy on the mound. McDonald continues to knock down different challenges this season. On Thursday night at PNC Park McDonald threw his first Major League complete game in the Pirates 9-1 series...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon to Participate in Futures Game

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will send two players to the 2012 Futures Game, held during All-Star weekend. Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon have both been selected to pitch for Team USA in the event on July 8th in Kansas City. They will be joined by Indianapolis Indians' pitching coach Tom...

  • Prospect Reports
    Gerrit Cole Shows Why He’s the Top Prospect in Double-A Debut

    For the last month, Pirates fans have been asking the same question: when will Gerrit Cole get promoted to Double-A? Last week the Pirates announced the move, and tonight Cole made that long-awaited debut. And he didn’t disappoint. The first overall pick in the 2011 draft showed why he’s the number one...

  • Transactions
    Minor League Moves: Cole Officially Promoted, Curry Activated

    A few minor league moves this afternoon. **The Pirates officially promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona today, in time for his debut tonight. They also activated Matt Curry off the disabled list. Curry has been out with a hamstring injury. **To make room on the Altoona roster, Elevys Gonzalez was transferred...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/20/12

    Gerrit Cole will make his AA debut tonight. He left the Florida State League with the third best ERA(2.55), third best WHIP(1.10) and his 69 strikeouts ranks sixth. Bradenton has an early morning start time today. West Virginia returns from their All-Star break tomorrow. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be...

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