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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/13/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off today. AA The Result: Altoona lost 3-2 to Bowie. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 3 with a walk. -Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 4 with a strikeout. Gorkys is 0 for 14 with 6 strikeouts in his last three games. -Pedro Alvarez had a pinch hit home run, his fourth homer at AA. Other Game Notes: Kyle Bloom went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Half-Season in Review

Back in April I posted my 17 things to watch for in 2009 (besides the losing streak). With the All-Star break here, I figured now would be a good time to recap those 17 things, to see how the Pirates have come along in certain areas this season. Here is the recap: 17. The performance of the 2008 draft class. The Pirates went all out, spending almost $10 M in the 2008 draft, including going over slot on several high impact players in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Toledo. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3. Steve Pearce went 1 for 4 with a homer. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4, raising his average to .250. Starter Eric Hacker got the loss, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out five and walking none. AA The Result: Altoona lost 4-2 against Bowie. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 5 with a double....

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