Minor League Schedule: 8/9/12

Jameson Taillon will make the start for Bradenton tonight. He is eighth in the Florida State League in both innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking third with his 1.15 WHIP. Altoona broke an eight game losing streak last night. Both DSL teams were rained out yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-48) vs Charlotte (68-51) 7:05pm Probable starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result:...

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Jeff Locke and Jameson Taillon Post the Top Pitching Performances of the Week

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/4/12

Jameson Taillon gets the start tonight for Bradenton, coming off one of the best starts of his career, a seven inning shutout performance on Monday night. Justin Wilson goes for Indianapolis tonight. He ranks second in the International League, and first among all Pirates minor leaguers, in strikeouts. Four of the pitchers going tonight are coming off outings in which they gave up just one hit, the other starter is making his first...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon Slip in Baseball Prospectus Top 50

Baseball Prospectus has released their mid-season top 50 prospects today, and three Pirates prospects made the list. Two of those prospects took a fall from their pre-season rankings, while one made a jump forward. Gerrit Cole was the first prospect listed, coming in at number 12. That’s down from his pre-season ranking of number nine, which is a bigger drop when you consider all of the players who were at the top in the...

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