All posts tagged "Kyle McPherson"

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    Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

    It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most...

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    Altoona Curve Player Reports 8/23

    The Altoona Curve split a double header with the Richmond Flying Squirrels tonight, losing game one 6-2, then winning game two 4-3.  Kyle McPherson started game one, and had a rough outing.  Aaron Pribanic started game two, striking out eight batters, but also getting hit around a bit.  Below are a few...

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    After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly...

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    Why You Can’t Go On Stats Alone

    I’m a big stats guy.  I think that stats are extremely important in the game of baseball when it comes to evaluating players.  I think that when it comes down to “the eye test”, a lot of subjectivity can be inserted in to the analysis.  More often than not, when people watch...

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    Daily Prospect Profile: Kyle McPherson

    McPherson was a surprise addition to the 40-man this off-season. When the Pittsburgh Pirates added right handed pitcher Kyle McPherson to the 40-man roster this past off-season, it was seen as a surprise.  McPherson was coming off a strong season in low-A, in which he posted a 3.59 ERA in 117.2 innings,...

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    Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

    The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

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    Is the 2007 Draft Better Than We Thought?

    We all know that the Pirates made a mistake when they passed over Matt Wieters in the 2007 draft, but for the people who follow the draft closely, the rest of the draft looked even worse with a bunch of overdrafts and roster fillers. Now it should be noted that just four years later...

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    Interview with Jim Callis from Baseball America

    Two weeks ago, Tim Williams asked the loyal readers of Pirates Prospects for their input on the site and what we can do to improve it.  One of the comments was that readers would like to see a national, objective viewpoint on some Pirate prospects.  This was an excellent idea as there...

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    Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

    In the past I've done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term "trade chips" has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good...

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    Kyle McPherson Promoted to Altoona

    McPherson has been promoted to Altoona. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitching prospect Kyle McPherson to Altoona, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger notes that McPherson will make his debut on Friday. McPherson had a great year with the Bradenton Marauders, with a 2.89 ERA in 71.2...

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