Pirates Release Three Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s transactions. The players were Justin Ennis, Jorge Bishop, and Aneudy Merejo. Some information on the three players. Justin Ennis – He was a lower level bullpen guy, splitting the last three years between West Virginia and State College. Ennis didn’t have much of a fastball, throwing it in the mid-80s. He added a...

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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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Minor Moves: Polanco to the DL, Lambo Activated From DL

Some minor league transactions that took place today. **Gregory Polanco has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list. The outfielder left last Thursday’s game with an ankle injury, and hasn’t played since. I’m told that he is progressing well, and is expected back in a week, assuming no set backs. **Justin Ennis has been transferred from State College to West Virginia. **Andrew Lambo has been activated off the...

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Transactions Recap: Thompson, Rodriguez, Cooper, Jackson

Catching up on the daily roster moves, since I was on the road all day, and haven’t figured out a way to clone myself yet: -To make room for Chase d’Arnaud on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson for assignment.  Thompson was acquired off of waivers in December from the Washington Nationals.  The former first round pick got off to a good start in Altoona, before struggling and...

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WV Power Game Notes- 7/30/10

West Virginia Power (14-20, 45-59) at Lakewood BlueClaws (22-12, 64-40) Game 105 | July 30, 2010 | FirstEnergy Park | Lakewood, NJ Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Brett Lorin (1-0, 2.89) vs. RH Jonathan Pettibone (3-5, 4.08) Lorin- Allowed 2 R on 2 H with 2 BB and 4 K over 4.0 IP in 7/26-1 ND @ HAG (8-4 WVP) Pettibone- Allowed 2 R on 3 H with 0 BB and 3 K over 7.0 IP in 7/24 ND @ CSC (8-7 LWD in 18)...

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