Minor League Schedule: 6/19/12

Jameson Taillon gets his first start since the All-Star break. In his last four starts, he has allowed a total of 20 earned runs in 19.1 innings. West Virginia began their All-Star break yesterday. Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco and Matt Benedict were all chosen for the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played tonight. Altoona was off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight at home. State College and the GCL...

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Pirates Notebook: Is Lincoln at Risk of Being Replaced in the Rotation?

Prior to the game on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said the plan was to keep Brad Lincoln in the rotation until Jeff Karstens returned from the disabled list. That, however, was before Lincoln lasted just 3.1 innings and gave up four runs to the Tribe. After the game, Manager Clint Hurdle didn’t indicate whether the plan was to still stick with Lincoln in the rotation for one more...

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D’Arnaud and Locke Lead Indians Over Charlotte

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Charlotte Knights  3 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians had one big inning tonight at the Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC, but that one inning was all the Tribe needed for their fourth win in a row.  Jeff Locke made the start for the Indians, and earned his 5th win of the season.  SS Chase d’Arnaud provided the biggest piece of fire power, driving in 3 of the Indians’...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/14/12

Gerrit Cole will make his last start before the Florida State League All-Star break. He has faced Ft Myers(today’s opponent) two times already this year, allowing a total of four earned runs on 11 hits, with 11 strikeouts in 11 innings. Indianapolis was off last night. Altoona played a doubleheader. State College and the GCL Pirates open their schedule on Monday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A:...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a focus on the tiered rankings, as they give a better indication of the talent levels of each player, and where the drop offs in the top 20 are. At the...

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