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

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 who’ve been around a while.  What follows is a list of the more significant players in the system who will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, as well as a few...

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Jeff Locke 7/31/10 Video Recap

If you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, you probably know about the “Jeff Locke curse”.  In 2009, it seemed like every time I saw Jeff pitch, he had a bad outing.  That’s probably because he only had bad outings when I was in attendance.  You can see a few of those outings in the video recaps section of the site.  Despite the bad outings, I saw some good things out of Locke, which made me view...

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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 taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now. Tim 1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP 2....

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Neal, Belt Lead Richmond to 4-2 Victory Over Altoona

Maybe one game is too small of a sample size, but tonight might have broken the Jeff Locke curse that exists whenever I see one of his games.  For those of you unfamiliar with the curse, here is my breakdown from last season: Games I Was In Attendance: 4 G, 18.2 IP, 7.23 ERA, 2.09 WHIP, 4.8 K/9, 1.7 K/BB Games I Wasn’t In Attendance: 13 G, 63 IP, 3.14 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 3.8 K/BB Playoff Game I Was In Attendance For: 1.2 IP, 6 H,...

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