Pirates Have Six in MLB.com’s Updated Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com has updated their top 100 prospects list, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have six players making the rankings. Gerrit Cole leads the group, coming in at number eight. That’s a three spot improvement for Cole, who was ranked 11th coming in to the year. Jameson Taillon was next on the list, coming in at number 16. Taillon was ranked eighth coming in to the year. Both players have been passed this year by guys ranked lower in...

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Heredia Finishes Season on a High Note; Features a New Curveball

Luis Heredia won his fourth game of the year to close out the Spikes season with a 5-0 shutout against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.  Heredia was sharp tonight, using 61 pitches (38 strikes) to get through 5 innings, giving up only two hits, walking one, and striking out five.  Kevin Kleis, Bryton Trepagnier, and John Kuchno finished off the shut-out, and the Spikes benefitted from several good hitting performances.  Center fielder...

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Minor League Schedule: 9/5/12

Luis Heredia is on the mound tonight for State College, getting the last regular season start for the entire Pirates minor league system. Indianapolis begins their playoffs tonight against Charlotte. The first two games will be played in Indianapolis, while the third game will be played in Charlotte. If necessary, the fourth and fifth games will also be played in Charlotte. The DSL Pirates won game three of the DSL championships to...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/30/12

Luis Heredia will start tonight during State College’s doubleheader. It will likely be the next to last start of the season for Heredia, with six more days left in SC’s schedule after today. The second game of West Virginia’s doubleheader yesterday was suspended in the third inning. They will resume the game, prior to the start of today’s regularly schedule contest. The GCL Pirates won the GCL championship...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/24/12

Luis Heredia gets the start at home for State College tonight. Bradenton is 2.5 games back in their division, with 10 games left. They begin a three game series tonight against first place Jupiter. West Virginia is 2.5 games out in their division, with 10 games left on the season. Indianapolis won their division last night.  The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates have two games left in their regular season. The entire Friday schedule...

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