Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/21/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis finished up their suspended game from yesterday, and ended up losing 10-7.  Indianapolis was down 8-5 when the game was suspended in the fifth inning.  Brian Myrow ended up going 3-for-4 with three RBIs.  Brian Friday went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.  Argenis Diaz went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Indianapolis lost their second game 7-4.  Hayden Penn had a rough start,...

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Tim Alderson 5/13 Video Recap

I was in attendance for Tim Alderson’s start on Thursday, May 13th against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.  Alderson looked good through the first two innings, started to fall apart in the fourth, but got out of the inning without a run, then fell apart in the fifth inning, which was the difference in the game.  Unfortunately, Alderson’s velocity was not impressive.  He only topped out at 89, but was working...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 7-2.  Daniel McCutchen went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts to get the win.  McCutchen now has a 2.95 ERA in 18.1 innings at the AAA level, with an 8:3 K/BB ratio since being demoted from the majors.  Anthony Claggett pitched 3.2 shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out one to get the save. Luke Carlin...

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April Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

Altoona is a very interesting team to watch for the 2010 season.  It is host to some of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.  The starting rotation includes top pitching prospects like Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson.  The infield has three of the top middle infield prospects in the Pirates system in Chase d’Arnaud, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  Even the bullpen has talent, with back of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley 5-4.  Michael Crotta made his first start at the AAA level, and picked up right where he left off from his AA success.  Crotta went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts to get the win.  Steven Jackson allowed a run in 0.2 innings of work, then Wilfredo Ledezma got the save, pitching 1.1 perfect innings with...

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