All posts tagged "interview"

  • Analysis
    Interview with Phillip Irwin

    Irwin had a 3.35 ERA in 113 innings in West Virginia this year. The Pirates drafted Phillip Irwin in the 21st round of the 2009 draft out of Mississippi.  Irwin signed quickly, and pitched in 29.2 innings in short season A-ball, putting up a 2.12 ERA, along with a 9.7 K/9 and...

  • Analysis
    Interview with Brock Holt

    After recovering from his 2010 knee injury, where will Brock Holt start the 2011 season? The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Brock Holt in the ninth round of the 2009 draft, selecting the middle infielder out of Rice University.  Holt played second base at Rice, due to Rick Hague playing shortstop, although he has...

  • Analysis
    Interview with Evan Chambers

    Chambers hit 12 homers and stole 35 bases in his first full pro season in 2010. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Evan Chambers in the third round of the 2009 draft, and signed him almost immediately.  His stat line during the first two seasons has been very interesting.  His .241 batting average has...

  • Analysis
    Interview with Victor Black

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Victor Black in the 2009 draft with the 49th overall selection.  Black came in to the draft rated as the number 50 prospect by Baseball America, profiling as a future back of the bullpen option.  After an injury filled 2010 season, the Pirates announced that they were moving...

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    Interview with Jason Townsend

    Townsend pitching for Alabama The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jason Townsend in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB draft, selecting him as a junior from the University of Alabama.  Townsend went to State College, where he served as the closer for the Spikes.  He works with a mid-90s fastball, and was recently...

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    Interview with Barrett Phillips

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed left handed pitcher Barrett Phillips as a non-drafted free agent late last year, with Phillips making his debut this year with the GCL Pirates.  Phillips, who turned 20 in late June, had a surprising season for a non-drafted free agent, posting a 2.63 ERA in 37.2 innings with...

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