Prospect Watch: Taillon Gets His First Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (No Stats) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (4.91) – 3.2 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 6 SO 0 HR 3. Starling Marte, CF (.250) – 1-4 4. Josh Bell, RF (.231) – 0-3, BB 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/7/12

All four full season teams are in action tonight, starting with two games at 6PM. Pitching tonight for Bradenton is Jameson Taillon, making his High-A debut. He is the second best prospect in the Pirates system, behind only Gerrit Cole, who will make his pro debut for Bradenton on Monday. Also starting tonight are Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton, who are ranked 11 and 40 respectively, in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. A full...

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Opening Day! Six Things For Indy Indians Fans To Watch For In April

The Indianapolis Indians open their season today, on the road in Toledo.  Most of the rest of the International League started last night, except for the Norfolk Tides and the Charlotte Knights, who were rained out in Charlotte.  The lights were on at Victory Field early this morning, even though the team is going on the road today. Here are six things for Indians fans to be watching for this month: 1. Starling Marte — This...

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2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview

We’ve covered the 2012 West Virginia Power, the 2012 Bradenton Marauders, and the 2012 Altoona Curve. Today we wrap up the previews of the full season leagues with a look at the 2012 Indianapolis Indians. Indianapolis will open the season with the top hitting prospect in the system, Starling Marte. They will also feature a rotation full of prospects. And, as usual, they will provide the depth for the Pirates throughout the year....

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Prospect Notebook: Alderson Touches 93 MPH

I wrote the other day about Tim Alderson going back to an old long toss program, and how his old velocity is back this Spring. Alderson threw an inning today in the Triple-A game, and the results were once again strong. The first pitch out of Alderson’s hand was a fastball. The gun reading? 93 MPH. Alderson followed with three straight 91 MPH fastballs, getting a ground out back to the mound. In the next at-bat he led off with...

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