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 walks in his first game of the year and hasn’t allowed more than two walks in any of his other ten outings....

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State College Spikes Players Notes: 6/25/12

The State College Spikes opened a three-game series against the Batavia Muckdogs Monday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. It was State College’s first true road trip of the season, and 2011 seventh-rounder Jake Burnette, a 6-foot-4 prep right-hander from Georgia, was on the mound. Like most of their games early in the season, the Spikes (6-2) utilized solid situational hitting and a plethora of singles to seize a 7-4 win...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/25/12

Bradenton was rained out yesterday for the second straight day. They will make up the game today as part of a doubleheader, with two seven inning games. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (46-30) VS Scranton-WB (41-36) 7:05pm Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (3-3 3.47) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 4 Scranton/WB 0 (Game story here)...

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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 found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (42-29) @ Gwinnett (37-36) 7:05pm Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera (2-3 4.81) Yesterday’s...

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Clayton Holmes and Jake Burnette Off to Strong Starts

For the last few years the Pittsburgh Pirates have gone heavy on the over-slot deals for high school pitching prospects. Last year was no different, with two of the big signings being seventh rounder Jake Burnette and ninth rounder Clayton Holmes. Burnette received a $550 K over-slot deal, while Holmes received a $1.2 M bonus, which set a ninth round record. Burnette signed on August 1st. Holmes signed close to the deadline on August...

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