All posts tagged "Jake Burnette"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the 2009 Draft

    In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those pitchers could one day emerge as a top of the rotation option, which is something the Pirates hadn't seen in their system for a long time. So far...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Seeing Two Pitchers For the First Time; Brewer Hits 95

    Today I got to see two pitchers for the first time. For the last year I've seen Wei-Chung Wang walking around in a red shirt as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. I also saw Hayden Hurst last year in the GCL after the 2012 draft pick signed. However, he didn't pitch...

  • Season Recaps
    State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

    Complete State College Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Top 10 Prospects 1. Luis Heredia 2. Clay Holmes 3. Barrett Barnes 4. Adrian Sampson 5. Jake Burnette 6. Joely Rodriguez 7. Tyler Gaffney 8. Jason Creasy 9. Dalton Friend 10. Jacob Stallings   Tier 1: Heredia, Holmes Luis Heredia: Luis Heredia...

  • Season Recaps
    State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers

    In the past, State College has been known as "The Fastball Academy". The Pirates have sent young pitchers here to focus on their fastball command, learning how to throw on a downward plane, and move the pitch to the inside and outside corners of the plate. There was always a focus on...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: Barrett Barnes and Jake Burnette

    With the State College Spikes season ending last night, I took the opportunity to check in with the coaching staff on the status of #11 prospect Barrett Barnes and right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette. Barnes suffered a stress fracture in his leg earlier this season and hasn't played since August 1st. Manager Dave...

  • Prospect Reports
    Spikes Rally Behind Yhonathan Barrios, Bullpen for 5-3 Win

    The Spikes came from behind to beat the Staten Island Yankees 5-3 at Medlar field on Thursday night. Starter Jake Burnette spotted the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and Yankee starter Corey Black was impressive in his five scoreless innings. In the sixth, the Spikes scored three to tie the score behind singles...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 7/12/12

    Both Indianapolis and Altoona return from their All-Star break tonight. Indy has a doubleheader. Jeff Locke gets the start for Indy tonight in game one. He currently ranks sixth in the International League in ERA, one spot behind teammate Rudy Owens. Locke also ranks tenth in the league in strikeouts and his...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 7/6/12

    Rudy Owens gets the start for first place Indianapolis tonight. He ranks fourth in the International League in ERA, tied for third (with Zach Duke) in innings pitched and fifth with a 1.05 WHIP. The GCL Pirates have a doubleheader today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A:...

  • Prospect Reports
    Jake Burnette Cruises After Shaky First Inning

    NILES, Oh. — The State College Spikes (7-6) lost 3-1 to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (6-7) on Saturday night. The Spikes had a good start from right-hander Jake Burnette, but the offense only combined for one run on four hits as they were swept in the three game series.   Jake Burnette...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/30/12

    Colton Cain gets the start tonight for Bradenton at home against Palm Beach. He has pitched well in his last two outings, allowing just five hits over 11.2 innings. Right-handed batters are hitting only .206 against the lefty, while left-handed batters are hitting a surprisingly high, .308 against him. Colton issued four...

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