Glasnow, Bats Lead Turnaround for West Virginia

In West Virginia’s recent history, being able to put a winning baseball team on the field while consistently preparing prospects for the next level has been a formula that has been hard to come by, that is until recently. The Power have one of the most talented rosters in the South Atlantic League with players like Stetson Allie, Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow and Dilson Herrera calling Charleston home this summer. The team has ridden...

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Minor Moves: Holmes Off DL, d’Arnaud Starts Rehab

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a handful of minor league moves today involving West Virginia and Bradenton. Clay Holmes was activated off the disabled list and will start tonight. He had a minor ankle injury. He last pitched eight days ago. To make room for Holmes, West Virginia assigned reliever Josh Smith to the Jamestown roster. Chase d’Arnaud will make his 2013 debut today for Bradenton. He is on a rehab assignment, as he...

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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers

In the past, State College has been known as “The Fastball Academy”. The Pirates have sent young pitchers here to focus on their fastball command, learning how to throw on a downward plane, and move the pitch to the inside and outside corners of the plate. There was always a focus on secondary pitches, but this year there was an even bigger focus on the changeup for every pitcher. A lot of the younger starters saw...

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Another Strong Start For Luis Heredia

The State College Spikes defeated the Batavia Muckdogs 1-0 in 10 innings on Sunday night, the first time in Spikes history that a scoreless game was carried into extra innings. The Spikes were led by another strong start from heralded prospect Luis Heredia, and relievers Josh Smith, Kyle Haynes, and Jordan Cooper backed Heredia up with 5 scoreless innings of relief. Chris Diaz delivered a walk-off single with no outs in the 10th and...

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Rounds 21-25: Improving the State College Relationship?

With the 21st round pick, the Pittsburgh Pirates took Penn State third baseman Jordan Steranka. He’s a senior, so he’s a lock to sign. Considering the recent issues with the State College Spikes, it’s hard to avoid the thought that this could be a move to improve the relationship. One of the big complaints the last few years in State College was that the offense was bad — a result of the Pirates going heavy...

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