Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 36-40

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. This week I’ll be running through prospects 31-50 in groups of five, with one group a day. Starting next week I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 Here are...

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Looking back at the smaller trades

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made no shortage of deals in the two years Neal Huntington has been the General Manager of the team. In those two years, many of the deals have involved major players, like Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Freddy Sanchez. The returns have brought back top prospects like Andy LaRoche, Jose Tabata, and Tim Alderson. There have also been several minor deals made by the Pirates which haven’t sent away a major...

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2009 West Virginia Power Season Recap

The 2009 West Virginia Power team was probably the best team in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system this year, in terms of the talent which passed through the level. Between the 2008 draft, the 2009 draft, and the massive amounts of trades this year, a large majority of players in West Virginia were legit prospects. That’s rare for any level. The team struggled in the first half, putting up a 27-43 record, which ranked last in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/9/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 8-7 to Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Brad Lincoln pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 3 for 5 with a homer, his ninth of the year. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a homer, his fifth since joining Indianapolis. AA The...

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West Virginia combines for no-hitter

The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, combined for a no-hitter against Charleston tonight, winning 4-0. Newly acquired starter Hunter Strickland, added in the Adam LaRoche trade, pitched six innings, with five strikeouts. Strickland allowed just two base runners, one on an error, and another hit by a pitch. Diego Moreno came on to pitch the final three innings, with three strikeouts. Moreno now has a...

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