All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • Analysis
    The Altoona Four: What Has Happened?

    When the season ended last year, Altoona had what many Pirates fans considered a strong rotation full of four prospects who would all start the year for Indianapolis in 2011. It looked as if at this point in the season, we would be making decisions on where at least two pitchers would fit...

  • Analysis
    Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

    In the past I've done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term "trade chips" has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good...

  • 2011 Draft
    Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

    Where would the new draft picks rank in the system? The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That's not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a...

  • Analysis
    Altoona Series Recap and Thoughts

    After seeing Altoona play a three game series in Trenton this week, I'll summarize my impressions of the...

  • Analysis
    Is Jeff Locke Ready for AAA?

    Locke had another great start in Altoona today. The Pittsburgh Pirates started Jeff Locke out in Altoona again this year, partially because he only pitched 57.2 innings at the level in 2010, and also to create room in the AAA rotation for guys like Sean Gallagher and Brian Burres, who could get...

  • Prospect Watch
    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11

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  • Analysis
    Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011

    This is part three of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market 3. Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011 With the Pittsburgh Pirates focused on rebuilding through the minors, it's...

  • Analysis
    The Trickle Down Effect From Morris and Locke

    Morris will start the season in Altoona. Last night I posted part one of my interview with Neal Huntington, and several times throughout the interview he mentioned how upper level decisions could trickle down and impact the placement of players in the lower levels.  On Monday, Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Cut Ten Players From Major League Camp

    Locke was optioned to Altoona today. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made ten cuts this morning, lowering their Spring Training roster to 44 players.  The Pirates cut Andrew Lambo, Daniel Moskos, Brian Friday, Aaron Thompson, Alex Presley, Chase D'Arnaud, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Gorkys Hernandez, and Ramon Aguero.  Lambo,...

  • Analysis
    The Dominance of the 2010 Altoona Rotation

    Locke led all Altoona starters with an 8.7 K/9 ratio in 2010. When I was looking at the 2010 Altoona rotation for yesterday's preview of the 2011 Altoona starting pitchers, I noticed a trend.  Every one of the top starters at the level had a strong K/9 ratio, in the 8.0 range....

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