June Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

After a rough month of May, Altoona saw a ton of players catch fire in the month of June, capped off with the promotions of Alex Presley and Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Struggling players like Chase d’Arnaud and Gorkys Hernandez put everything together in the month of June.  Josh Harrison and Presley continued their surprising seasons.  Rudy Owens and Justin Wilson continued to dominate AA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost both games of a double header against Louisville.  The Indians lost game one 6-0.  Dana Eveland made his first start with Indianapolis, allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers.  Brian Bass added a run on a hit and three walks in 1.2 innings.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings, and Vinnie Chulk added a shutout...

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Two Players At Each Level Who Should Be Promoted

Around the end of May I took a look at two players who needed to be promoted at each level.  A little over a month later and most of those players mentioned have been promoted: Indianapolis - Neil Walker and Brad Lincoln both got the call to the majors.  Honorable mentions Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata also got the call. Altoona - Daniel Moskos got the call to AAA, although Jared Hughes is still in AA.  Honorable...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus 7-3.  Michael Crotta pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ announcer Scott McCauley, Crotta left with a leg injury after stumbling off the mound on a grounder to first.  Crotta walked off the field on his own power after two practice pitches.  Anthony Claggett allowed five runs,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 9-8.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched two shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.  Vinnie Chulk added a perfect inning, with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi closed things out, but not before adding two runs in an inning of work. Jeff Clement went...

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