The Rule 5 Roster Crunch Begins Early

Dejan Kovacevic shed some light on the Ronald Uviedo trade for Dana Eveland today, by saying that Uviedo would have probably been cleared off the 40-man roster this winter in order to make room for some first time eligible Rule 5 prospects.  For a detailed rundown on the Rule 5 draft, check out the Rule 5 wiki page.  For a short rundown: Players who are in the organization but not on the 40-man roster are eligible if: -They...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Durham.  Brian Burres got the start, allowing four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Brian Bass got the loss, allowing three runs on one hit, with two walks, getting just one out.  Wilfredo Ledezma allowed all three of those runs to score, getting the final two outs in the inning, but allowing a walk and a hit.  Anthony Claggett...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 6-4 to Buffalo.  Brian Burres pitched four innings, allowing five runs on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell and Brian Bass each pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Steven Jackson pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Vinnie Chulk allowed one run on two hits in one inning. Erik Kratz went 1-for-3 with a homer and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 5-1.  Hayden Penn pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work. Jose Tabata went 1-for-2 with a run, two walks, and two stolen bases.  Tabata now has 23 steals on...

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May Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders looked like a huge success story when I reviewed them last month.  Then I looked a little closer at the team, and found a reason to throw cold water on their hot start.  The Bradenton offense was looking great, but almost all of the players had drastic home/road splits, which was probably due to McKechnie Field being a hitter friendly park.  It definitely put hot starts like the one Quincy...

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