All posts tagged "Justin Bencsko"

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    Pirates Release Justin Bencsko

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released outfielder Justin Bencsko.  Bencsko was a 20th round pick last year, taken as a college senior.  The outfielder was a one tool talent, with speed being that tool.  He was one of the fastest players in the system, but struggled at the plate this year in State...

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    Daily Prospect Profile: Justin Bencsko

    Bencsko was promoted to West Virginia yesterday. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted outfielder Justin Bencsko in the 20th round as a senior out of Villanova.  In his senior year, Bencsko put up a .356/.445/.490 line, with 24 stolen bases.  A big issue was that he had no power, and didn't really...

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    Minor League Moves For 8/1

    Bencsko has been promoted to West Virginia. A few minor league transactions have been made early today, and I expect more to be announced later today: -Cole White has been promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton.  White has been hitting for a .288/.347/.485 line in West Virginia this year.  He's 26 years...

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    Stetson Allie Makes His Pro Debut

    Allie made his pro debut tonight. About two months ago, I covered Jameson Taillon's pro debut in West Virginia.  It was raining that night, and Taillon's outing was shortened as a result, with the Pittsburgh Pirates' top pitching prospect allowing a run on three hits in two innings, with two walks and...

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    2011 State College Spikes Preview: Position Players

    The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the position players who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes' roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the pitchers. Catcher The Spikes have three catchers on their opening day roster: Derek Trent, Matthew Skirving,...

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    2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Outfield

    Yesterday I previewed the 2011 West Virginia Power infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' low-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we'll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the...

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    Baseball America 2010 Draft Report Card

    The 2010 draft will be heavily graded on the performance of Taillon. Baseball America released their draft report card (subscription required) today, detailing the early results of how the 2010 draft worked out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In summary: -A lot of focus was placed on Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, for...

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