June Prospects Rundown: State College Spikes

State College started their season in mid-June, shortly after the 2010 MLB draft.  It’s hard enough to draw any conclusions about the performance of the players at the level based on two weeks of play.  What makes things harder is that development is often hard to pinpoint at the lower levels.  The pitchers are throwing mostly fastballs, focused more on their control and command of the pitch than they are of their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/1/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 6-1.  Jeremy Powell pitched five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.  Chris Jakubauskas made a rehab appearance, allowing one run on four hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos got the final two outs in the eighth inning, striking out two batters, but not before allowing one inherited runner...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Gwinnett.  Jeremy Powell got the start, going seven innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit, and striking out one. Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with two doubles.  Brandon Jones went 1-for-3 with a triple.  Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk and his 21st stolen base of the...

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Victor Black to the DL, Jhonatan Ramos to West Virginia

The West Virginia Power have placed Victor Black on the 7-day disabled list.  Left handed pitcher Jhonatan Ramos has been added to the West Virginia roster to take Black’s place.  Black recently was added to the West Virginia roster, but struggled in his first two outings, going 4.2 innings and allowing five runs on three hits, with five walks and eight strikeouts. Black looked good in his first start, striking out...

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Leftover Photos and Videos from Spring Training

For the off-day, I figured I’d post some leftover photos and videos from Spring Training.  The photos have been uploaded to the BUCCO Fans Facebook page, and you’ve probably seen them if you’re a Facebook fan, but this is the first time that I’ve linked to them from the site.  They’re from the game I saw at McKechnie Field against the Red Sox, featuring some shots of Lastings Milledge, John...

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