All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Rotation

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Starting Pitching Depth

    With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting pitching scene is getting crowded. Here is a breakdown of all the options who are either currently on the team, or in the case of Sanchez/Liriano, expected to...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Will Karstens Push Locke and McPherson to Indianapolis?

    Jeff Karstens won't necessarily bump Jeff Locke or Kyle McPherson from the rotation. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates When the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jeff Karstens last week, a lot of people assumed they were moving on from Francisco Liriano. Now that the team has agreed to a revised deal with Liriano, the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013

    The 2013 roster is starting to take shape. There are still a few off-season questions that remain unanswered. Will the Pirates trade Garrett Jones? Who will win the 5th starter job? Will the Pirates add any free agent relievers? Will they add any more free agents, period? One thing that is already...

  • Season Recaps
    Pirates Prospects 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

    Jeff Locke is the Pirates Prospects 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year. In previous years it wasn't difficult to pick the Pitcher of the Year in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system. Kyle McPherson was clearly the winner last year, posting a 2.96 ERA and a 142:27 K/BB ratio in 161...

  • Season Recaps
    2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

    Indianapolis was one of the most successful teams in the Pirates' system this year, fueled by Starling Marte and a strong pitching staff. By the time the playoffs came around, all of the players who got them to the post-season had been promoted to the majors, which resulted in a first round...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Starting Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff was strong for the first four months of the season, but saw a drop off in the months of August and September, as the team fell out of the playoff hunt. During April (combined 2.78 ERA) and May (3.71), the pitching kept the Pirates in games while...

  • Analysis
    Starling Marte and Jeff Locke Rank in International League Top 20

    Baseball America released their 2012 International League top 20 list yesterday, with two Pirates prospects making the list. Starling Marte and Jeff Locke both made an appearance, and both were in the top ten. The rankings can be seen here, and scouting reports can be seen here by subscribers. Marte was ranked...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Gets First Big League Win in Final Start

    It took a while –10 big league starts and 67.2 innings to be exact — for Jeff Locke to notch his first Major League win, but the lefty rookie was able to get that notch that in his solid final start of the 2012 season. Locke has come a long way from the left-hander...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Seeking Consistency Moving Forward

    Pedro Alvarez has had four multi-homer games this season, and his two long ball performance showed off his impressive power at Wrigley Field on Sunday. When Alvarez is locked in at the plate, the third baseman drives the ball out of the ballpark. Literally. Both Alvarez’s home runs — No. 28 and...

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