All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • 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...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11

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    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...

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    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...

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    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,...

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    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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    2011 Altoona Curve Preview: Starting Pitchers

    So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Altoona during the 2011 season.  Today we'll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in Altoona this year: Returning to Altoona As I mentioned in last week's review of the Indianapolis Indians' rotation, the 2010 Altoona rotation...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: Starting Pitchers

    Owens is projected to start the 2011 season in Indianapolis, and could be in the majors by the end of June. So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Indianapolis during the 2011 season.  Today we'll look at the biggest area of focus for the 2011...

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    Images From Spring Opener (Without the Squashed Manatees)

    As you no doubt know, the Pirates beat up on a hapless junior college squad in their spring opener by a score of several million to one, roughly.  For some reason, the annual game against the junior college Manatees is usually something less than a laugher.  The Pirates even lost a few...

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    Who Could Reach the Majors This Year?

    Owens has a strong chance of arriving in the majors this year. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates saw the Major League debuts of several young players.  They saw big time prospects like Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata reach the majors in mid-season, and stick around.  They also saw a few minor players...

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