Minor League Schedule: 8/18/12

Luis Heredia will get the start for State College tonight. He ranks 11th in the NY-Penn League in both WHIP(1.08) and ERA(2.42). Another top pitching prospect got promoted yesterday. Jameson Taillon will make his first AA start on Tuesday night. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (74-52) @ Syracuse (62-66) 7:00pm Probable starter: Phil Irwin (AAA debut) Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 4...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/11/12

Luis Heredia will get the start tonight for State College. He ranks eighth in the NY-Penn League in ERA and his 1.04 WHIP ranks tenth in the league. Indianapolis has an eight game lead in their division with 23 games left in the season. They play the second place team(Columbus) today, the first of five more meetings between the two clubs. Bradenton has a half game lead in their division with 21 games left in the season. West Virginia...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/5/12

Two of the Pirates top prospects will get the start today. For Altoona, Gerrit Cole will take the mound, coming off his best start since being promoted to AA. He threw six shutout innings on Tuesday night against Trenton. In State College, Luis Heredia will get his ninth start of the year. He has an 0.95 ERA at home this year. Both DSL teams and the GCL Pirates are all off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here....

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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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Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon Slip in Baseball Prospectus Top 50

Baseball Prospectus has released their mid-season top 50 prospects today, and three Pirates prospects made the list. Two of those prospects took a fall from their pre-season rankings, while one made a jump forward. Gerrit Cole was the first prospect listed, coming in at number 12. That’s down from his pre-season ranking of number nine, which is a bigger drop when you consider all of the players who were at the top in the...

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