Top Performers: Gregory Polanco is Adjusting Well to Double-A
Aug19

Top Performers: Gregory Polanco is Adjusting Well to Double-A

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Howard Homers Twice, Polanco and Cunningham Go Deep in Altoona Win
Aug18

Prospect Watch: Howard Homers Twice, Polanco and Cunningham Go Deep in Altoona Win

Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, Top Hitter: Alex Presley, Home Runs: Justin Howard, Max Moroff, Jarek Cunningham, Gregory Polanco

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Justin Howard Homers Again in Altoona Curve Loss
Aug12

Justin Howard Homers Again in Altoona Curve Loss

For the second consecutive night Justin Howard hit  a solo home-run to give the Altoona Curve a lead. The Curve were unable to hold on as the Senators came roaring back to win the game 5-3. The Curve not only lost the series against the Senators but this also marks the third straight series loss for the club. Harrisburg got off to a quick start against Curve lefty Eliecer Navarro in the first inning. A combination of hard hit balls...

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Prospect Watch: Dodson and the Marauders Flirt With No Hitter, Win on Triple Play
Aug11

Prospect Watch: Dodson and the Marauders Flirt With No Hitter, Win on Triple Play

Top Pitcher: Zack Dodson, Top Hitter: Justin Howard, HR: Justin Howard, Danny Collins, Michael Fransoso

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Howard’s Homer, Cunningham’s Clutch Hitting Lead Curve Over The Senators
Aug11

Howard’s Homer, Cunningham’s Clutch Hitting Lead Curve Over The Senators

Justin Howard launched the game winning home run in the bottom of the 8th inning that sent the Altoona Curve home victorious over the Harrisburg Senators. Howard’s blast was one of many key hits that helped the Curve even the weekend series. In the first inning the potentially lethal combination of Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco combined to give the Curve a 1-0 lead. Hanson walked and drew the attention of Senators pitcher Matt...

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