Interview with Jeff Locke

Jeff Locke was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2006 MLB draft. From there he constantly moved up the Braves’ top prospect list, ranking #19 in 2007, #8 in 2008, and #7 coming in to the 2009 season, according to Baseball America. Locke has been the center of many trade rumors over the last year, whether it’s the reports that the Pirates wanted him in return for Jason Bay, or that San Diego wanted...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/26/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Wes Freeman hit two homers in the span of four games at the start of this month. From August 11th, the day after he hit the second homer, to tonight’s game he went 6 for 33 (.182) with 20 of his 27 outs coming via strikeout. This includes a six game stretch where he went 0 for 18 with 13 strikeouts. Freeman, taken in the 16th round last year, is a five tool prospect, although his abilities are...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/21/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 15-6 to Louisville. -Jose Tabata went 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker went 2 for 4. Jeff Sues pitched 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona won 4-1 against Bowie. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 4 with a double....

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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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