Minor League Schedule: 8/14/12

Indianapolis, Altoona and Bradenton all had off yesterday. All three teams resume their schedule tonight. State College is now on their All-Star break.  They resume play at home on Wednesday night. The GCL Pirates had their game suspended in the 9th inning yesterday. The game will be completed today prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (74-49) @...

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Kyle McPherson’s Indians Debut Spoiled by Knights

  Charlotte Knights  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   The newest Indianapolis Indian made his debut this afternoon at Victory Field, hurling 6 scoreless innings and striking out 6 batters.  Kyle McPherson, just promoted from AA Altoona, allowed 3 hits and was responsible for the first of the Charlotte Knights’ runs.  He did not figure into the decision, though, as the game was tied at 1-1 when he finished his...

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Kyle McPherson and Brock Holt Promoted to Indianapolis

According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and infielder Brock Holt to Indianapolis. Both players will be making their first trips to Triple-A. Holt was hitting for a .322/.389/.432 line in 382 at-bats with Altoona. That was in his second year with the team, after hitting for a .288/.356/.387 line in 511 at-bats last year. McPherson was expected to begin the year in Triple-A, but...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/3/12

Indianapolis is in first place in their division. They have a ten game lead with 31 games left in the season. Bradenton is tied for first place in their division with today’s opponent, Palm Beach. The two teams begin a three game series in Bradenton tonight. West Virginia is in a three-way tie for second place, one game back in the standings. One of the teams they are tied with is Lakewood, their opponent at home over the next...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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