Minor League Schedule: 6/11/12

Zack Von Rosenberg makes his second start of the season tonight. He went four innings in his first outing without allowing an earned run. Altoona has off today. They resume their schedule Tuesday night at home against Trenton. Both DSL teams were off yesterday. State College and the GCL Pirates begin their schedule one week from today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (36-27) VS Rochester...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a focus on the tiered rankings, as they give a better indication of the talent levels of each player, and where the drop offs in the top 20 are. At the...

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Prospect Watch: Strong Pitching by Strickland, Von Rosenberg

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (4-1, 2.53) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-5, 3.57) – DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.270) – 0-for-5, 2 K 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) – Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training 6....

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Minor League Schedule: 6/5/12

Zack Von Rosenberg has rejoined the West Virginia rotation after spending the first part of the year in Extended Spring Training. Coming into the season, he was ranked 16th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide.  In Indianapolis tonight, Justin Wilson will face-off against Daisuke Matsuzaka, who carries a record of 0-2 3.33 into the game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

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Inside-The-Park Homer Defeats Indians In The 10th

Durham Bulls  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   The Indians scored 4 runs in the 1st inning of this afternoon’s game at Victory Field, but it was not enough.  The Bulls tied the score in the 6th, then broke the tie in the 10th inning with an inside-the-park home run by former Indy Indian LF Jeff Salazar.   Like in the past two days, the Indians jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the 1st.  With one out, SS Chase...

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