Altoona Curve Game Recap

I lived in two different areas of Pennsylvania for about 12 years, living in the Altoona area for seven years. Unfortunately, the Altoona Curve didn’t move to the area until 2-3 years after I moved to Virginia.  So despite living in the Altoona area, this was my first visit to Blair County Ballpark. I got to the park early, after making the excellent decision to pick up a jacket from the local mall.  When I left...

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Zack Dodson Spring Training Videos

Here are some videos I took of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Zack Dodson during an inter-squad game in Spring Training.  Dodson was pitching opposite Zach Von Rosenberg, and facing a lineup that was mostly made up of players in high-A and AA for the Pirates.  Dodson had some control problems, but considering that it was Spring Training, and against players at a higher level, I’m not going to make much of it.  He has...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/10/10

This will be the last prospect watch for a few days.  I’ll be going out of town tomorrow, and won’t be able to do a recap until Tuesday or Wednesday night. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis got their pitching under control tonight, winning by a score of 4-3 against Columbus.  Donald Veal was the starter, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on five hits.  Veal only walked two batters, and struck...

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Altoona Curve Roster Set

The Altoona Curve Opening Day Roster is set, according to the Altoona Mirror.  The roster is as follows: C - Kris Watts, Hector Gimenez1B - Matt Hague2B - Josh HarrisonSS - Chase D’Arnaud3B - Jordy MercerOF - Miles DurhamOF - Gorkys HernandezOF - Alex Presley Bench - Jose De Los Santos, Shelby Ford, Jim Negrych SP - Tim AldersonSP - Michael CrottaSP...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 36-40

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. This week I’ll be running through prospects 31-50 in groups of five, with one group a day. Starting next week I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 Here are...

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