Jeff Locke Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted pitching prospect Jeff Locke from Bradenton to Altoona.  Locke tweeted a message saying he was headed North earlier tonight, and after an inquiry on the message, I received confirmation that Locke had been promoted to Altoona. Locke had a 3.54 ERA in 86.1 innings in Bradenton this year, with an 8.7 K/9 and a 1.5 BB/9 ratio.  This was a big improvement over his 4.59 ERA in 127.1 innings in...

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Locke promoted to Altoona

Jeff Locke tweeted this afternoon that he is “heading north.” Tim Williams of BuccoFans.com confirms that Locke has been promoted to Double-A Altoona.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 3-1.  Michael Crotta pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out three.  Jean Machi pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-3 with a...

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June Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

Bradenton was hit hard with injuries in the month of June, putting a big damper not only on the month, but on the season, as a lot of top prospects were impacted by the injury bug.  Brock Holt went down on June 5th in a collision fielding a grounder, and will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL.  Jeremy Farrell went down in the middle of the month, right in the middle of what has been a breakout season.  Perhaps...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Louisville.  Charlie Morton pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit.  Brian Bass pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Jeff Clement went...

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