Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/18/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 8-7 against Pawtucket in 10 innings. -Brad Lincoln got the start, pitching five innings and allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits, with one strikeout, no walks, and two homers. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 4 for 6 with a run and two RBIs. Milledge is batting .317 at AAA on the season, and .520 with Indianapolis. Brian Bixler...

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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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Pirates Notebook: Sanchez and Wilson offered extensions

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the PPG, the Pittsburgh Pirates have approached Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez about contract extensions. As would be expected, the fates of both players will be tied, as the only way one will sign is if the other also signs. According to DK, the Pirates will need to hear something soon, so they can make a decision on whether to trade Sanchez and/or Wilson before the July 31st trade deadline. I’ve...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 9-5 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Ian Snell pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with seven strikeouts and five walks. Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3 with two walks. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 6. Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Steve Pearce went 3 for 5. Shelby Ford went 3 for 5 with his second homer of the year. The guy...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects Mid-Season Update

There were a lot of questions I had to ask myself when creating this list. How much impact should the 2009 season have? Where should I rank the GCL and VSL guys? Do I add Singh and Patel to the list, and if so, do they combine as one prospect, or get counted separately? I decided to make this a true prospects list, as in, no previous major league time allowed. This means no Lastings Milledge, even thought he’s currently at AAA....

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