Notes: Injuries, International Prospects, Aure, 2010 Draft

A few notes from today: -Dejan Kovacevic reports that three prospects will be out until mid-season.  Those prospects are Brett Lorin (hip surgery), Colton Cain (minor back surgery), and Zach Fuesser (broken finger).  Lorin is the biggest loss in my opinion, mostly because I didn’t expect Cain to pitch that much until mid-season, kind of like the approach we saw from Quinton Miller last year.  Fuesser is more of a...

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The 2009 VSL Pirates Season Recap

Before this season I hadn’t paid much attention to the Venezuelan Summer League (VSL), mostly because following international prospects was of no interest to me. I’m not saying that international prospects are pointless. I am saying that following international prospects in the Pirates’ system has been like a stock broker reading reviews on the acting jobs of daytime television stars: in the end you’re not...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 0 for 4. Brian Bixler went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts. Shelby Ford went 0 for 2 with a walk. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and no walks. AA The Result: Altoona won 7-0 against Harrisburg. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. -Gorkys...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/17/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 7-3 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 3 for 4 with a run, two RBIs, and a walk. Brian Bixler went 0 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases. Robinzon Diaz went 1 for 2 with two walks. Tom Gorzelanny got the start, allowing one run on four hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. AA The Result: Altoona...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off. AA Altoona was off. A+ The Result: Lynchburg lost 3-2 to Potomac. -Chase D’Arnaud went 1 for 3 with a walk and his third stolen base at Lynchburg. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 1 for 5. Kris Watts went 3 for 4. Matt Hague went 2 for 5. Justin Wilson pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with four walks and five...

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