Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 5-1.  Hayden Penn pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work. Jose Tabata went 1-for-2 with a run, two walks, and two stolen bases.  Tabata now has 23 steals on...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis finished their suspended game from yesterday, losing 4-3 to Gwinnett.  Daniel McCutchen pitched three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with four walks and no strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed one run in 3.1 innings, with two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas added 0.2 perfect innings, with a strikeout, and Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/27/10

No prospect watch tomorrow night, although there will be a regular post…INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-7 against Charlotte.  Hayden Penn got hammered, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, with six walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.1 perfect innings, and got credit for the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched two more perfect innings, with five strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma...

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Two Players At Each Level Who Should Be Promoted

It’s almost the end of May, which means we’ve seen two months out of most of the prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system.  We’ve already seen one promotion, with Bryan Morris going from high-A to AA, after an excellent run in high-A which saw him put up a 0.60 ERA in 44.2 innings, with a 40:7 K/BB ratio. Two months isn’t enough time for some prospects to prove that they are ready,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-3 against Gwinnett.  Brad Lincoln had another strong outing, pitching eight innings, and allowing three runs on five hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Lincoln threw 77 pitches, with 50 strikes and 27 balls in his eight innings of work.  Justin Thomas pitched a shutout inning for the save, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez led the...

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