Pirates Release Six Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates released six minor leaguers this morning. Details on each player below. Logan Pevny – Pevny was a 49th round prep pitcher taken in the 2010 draft. He’s a tall, skinny pitcher who throws in the upper 80s, and tops out at 92 with sink to his fastball. He threw for State College last year, pitching in relief. The right-hander had good overall numbers, with a 2.08 ERA, but needed some improvement on his...

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Spikes Rally Behind Yhonathan Barrios, Bullpen for 5-3 Win

The Spikes came from behind to beat the Staten Island Yankees 5-3 at Medlar field on Thursday night. Starter Jake Burnette spotted the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and Yankee starter Corey Black was impressive in his five scoreless innings. In the sixth, the Spikes scored three to tie the score behind singles from Jared LaKind, Yhonathan Barrios, and Tyler Gaffney (RBI), aided by a ground out RBI from Ryan Hornback and a wild pitch to score...

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Another Strong Start For Luis Heredia

The State College Spikes defeated the Batavia Muckdogs 1-0 in 10 innings on Sunday night, the first time in Spikes history that a scoreless game was carried into extra innings. The Spikes were led by another strong start from heralded prospect Luis Heredia, and relievers Josh Smith, Kyle Haynes, and Jordan Cooper backed Heredia up with 5 scoreless innings of relief. Chris Diaz delivered a walk-off single with no outs in the 10th and...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Jordan Cooper

There were a lot of prep pitchers selected in the 2009 draft, and one of the ones that got away was 17th rounder Jordan Cooper, who went on to play at the University of Kentucky.  After two somewhat disappointing years in the Kentucky rotation, Cooper was drafted again by the Pirates, this time as a draft eligible Sophomore.  He was selected in the 23rd round this time of the 2011 draft, and even though he was draft eligible as a...

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Exicardo Cayonez Demoted to the GCL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper to the State College Spikes, and to create space on the roster, they have demoted Exicardo Cayonez to the Gulf Coast League.  Cooper is expected to pitch tonight, with the probable starter listed as TBA, which normally indicates a player not currently on the roster.  Usually, these moves are just paper moves, with the guy in Cayonez’s position returning to...

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