Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/16/10

The Venezuelan Summer League starts tomorrow.  Look for my preview post later tonight. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 6-5 to Toledo.  Hayden Penn pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings in relief.  Wilfredo Ledezma snapped his streak of nine straight appearances without a run, allowing two runs...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-5 in 10 innings against Rochester.  Hayden Penn got the start, and had a decent outing.  Penn pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed one run in two innings of relief work.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief to send the game to extra innings.  Jean Machi got the loss, allowing...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-2 against Buffalo.  Brad Lincoln got the win after an excellent start, which saw him go six innings, allowing just one run on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning in relief, allowing no hits, two walks, and striking out one.  Anthony Claggett pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with a walk and three...

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Throwing Cold Water on the Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have arguably been the best story of the 2010 season so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  You’ve got three pitchers who are striking out close to a batter an inning, and allowing just over one walk or hit per inning.  You’ve got eight players hitting for a .282 average or better.  The team as a whole is hitting 15 points higher than any other team in the league, with an OPS that is 40...

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April Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders have been unreal.  Looking at their stats is like looking at the stats generated from a video game team.  Three starting pitchers have struck out almost a batter per inning, and have a WHIP in the 1.01-1.11 range.  Eight players currently have a .282 batting average or better.  Three of those players are hitting for a .329 average or better.  Five players have an OPS above .800. The...

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