Another Video Recap of Jeff Locke

I was hoping to see Rudy Owens in action this weekend, figuring he would pitch tonight since his last outing was on the 8th. I found out later that his next start will be Tuesday, which means I won’t see him this weekend (Matt McSwain pitches tomorrow, and I think Justin Wilson pitches Sunday). I did get to see Jeff Locke in action again tonight. Since coming over in the Nate McLouth trade, Jeff Locke has made seven starts at...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/14/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 14-5 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 6 with a run in his first game back from his minor wrist injury. -Brad Lincoln pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks, six strikeouts and two homers.-Argenis Diaz did not play. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 3 for 6 with his seventh homer at Indianapolis and four...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/9/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 8-7 to Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Brad Lincoln pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 3 for 5 with a homer, his ninth of the year. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a homer, his fifth since joining Indianapolis. AA The...

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Pirates Notebook: How important are left handed relievers?

With the recent trades of Sean Burnett, John Grabow, and Tom Gorzelanny leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates short on left handers, a lot of focus has been on the value of left handed pitching out of the bullpen. The Pirates currently are short on left handed pitching out of the bullpen, not just in the majors, but in the minors as well. Donald Veal is the only lefty reliever on the major league roster, although the only reason he’s...

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After the Deadline: Updating the Top 10 Prospects

Several outlets have updated their top ten prospects following the 2009 MLB trade deadline, and the massive amount of moves seen from the Pirates. John Perrotto has his rankings here, with new addition Tim Alderson ranked second, only behind Pedro Alvarez. Jim Callis of Baseball America has Alderson ranked fourth, behind Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Tony Sanchez, with Jose Tabata surprisingly ranked fifth. Callis even ranks Zach Von...

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