All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

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    The Off-Season Additions and the Prospects in the Wings

    What does the two year deal for Diaz say about the ETA for the internal right field options? The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 2011 off-season with holes at first base, right field, shortstop, and the starting rotation.  So far they have added Lyle Overbay to fill the first base role, Matt Diaz...

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    Pirates Add Five, DFA Duke, LaRoche, Delwyn

    Duke was designated for assignment to clear space for the Rule 5 additions. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, and designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche, and Delwyn Young for assignment.  The five players added were Jeff Locke, Daniel...

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    Who Should Be Protected From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Locke is a guarantee to be added to the 40-man roster today. Today marks the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters, and protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, held on December 9th.  Teams have until midnight tonight to set their rosters, which should provide for a lot of...

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    Baseball America top 20 lists

    As you may have already seen, Baseball America has been unveiling Top 20 prospects list for each of the minor leagues in recent weeks. After revealing the International League today, they have covered each of the leagues that include Pirates affiliates. Let's see how the Bucs fared overall.

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    Candidates To Be Added To The 40-Man Roster

    Owens is a guarantee to be added. The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them.  Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players...

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    Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

    The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each...

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    Alderson demoted to High-A Bradenton

    According to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror, the Pirates demoted Tim Alderson to High-A Bradenton after his start this afternoon. The move frees up a spot in the Altoona rotation for recently promoted pitcher Jeff Locke.

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    Locke promoted to Altoona

    Jeff Locke tweeted this afternoon that he is "heading north." Tim Williams of confirms that Locke has been promoted to Double-A Altoona.

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    Jeff Locke, ground balls, and management’s rationale for wanting Kevin Hart in the rotation

    Chicago Cubs vs. Washington NationalsMany Pirates fans mistakenly consider Jeff Locke's minor league career to be unimpressive. In other news, management has grudgingly demoted Kevin Hart to Triple-A to start the season. Join me as I tie these seemingly unrelated topics together...

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