The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I’m wondering though is if McKechnie Field is assisting in this offensive outburst or if the Marauders just have a great group of talented hitters.

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

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Altoona Sends Five to All-Star Game

The Altoona Curve will be sending five players to the Eastern League All-Star game this year.  The five players that were selected are Jeremy Farrell, Brock Holt, Jeff Locke, Starling Marte, and Aaron Pribanic. Farrell has a .285 average with five homers in 2011.  He was named to the 2010 Florida State League All-Star team, and the 2008 New York-Penn League All-Star team. Holt has a .289 average, along with a team leading six triples....

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Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

We’ve reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let’s review the best of the first time eligible players, broken down by category.  The categories will be: Must Protect - The obvious choices Good Talent - Guys with the talent, but lacking the results Depth - Guys who...

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Erie v. Altoona Game Recap – 6/9/2011

It was a night that heralded few home runs sailing through the air. But the trip from Pittsburgh to Altoona is worth it to get a live view of Starling Marte, Tony Sanchez, and Matt Curry.

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