Justin Wilson is heating up

Don’t look now, but Justin Wilson may be heating up a bit early this season. Wilson made his professional debut in 2009 with the Lynchburg Hillcats.  The placement was considered aggressive for several reasons.  First, Wilson was just out of college, so the jump to high-A immediately is the extreme.  Second, Wilson was a fifth round draft choice, held out all summer in 2008, and as a result, didn’t play at...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/12/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 5-2.  Brad Lincoln made a great start, going eight innings, and allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Lincoln now has a 3.83 ERA on the season in 42.1 inning of work, with a 29:11 K/BB ratio.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to get the save.  Ledezma has yet to allow a run in 8.2 innings of work, with...

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April Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

Altoona is a very interesting team to watch for the 2010 season.  It is host to some of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.  The starting rotation includes top pitching prospects like Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson.  The infield has three of the top middle infield prospects in the Pirates system in Chase d’Arnaud, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  Even the bullpen has talent, with back of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley 5-4.  Michael Crotta made his first start at the AAA level, and picked up right where he left off from his AA success.  Crotta went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts to get the win.  Steven Jackson allowed a run in 0.2 innings of work, then Wilfredo Ledezma got the save, pitching 1.1 perfect innings with...

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