Matt Curry Promoted to Triple-A

According to Kristy Robinson, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Triple-A: First baseman Matt Curry just got congratulated by team in clubhouse. Was promoted to Triple-A. Nothing yet official #pirates — Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) August 31, 2012 Curry went 2-for-4 tonight with a double. Coming in to the night he had a .283/.351/.477 line in 392 at-bats with 11 homers. By going to Triple-A he will get some...

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Brock Holt Named Altoona MVP; Phil Irwin Altoona’s Pitcher of the Year

The Altoona Curve announced their 2012 Team Awards today, giving out honors for the Most Valuable Player, Pitcher of the Year, Fireman of the Year, and the Unsung Hero. Brock Holt took home the top award, being named the team’s MVP. Holt was promoted to Indianapolis earlier this month, and in that time he led the Eastern League with a .322 average. He still leads the league and has enough plate appearances to qualify for the...

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Pirates Send Five to the Arizona Fall League

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending five players to the Arizona Fall League this off-season. The five players selected this year are Adalberto Santos, Gift Ngoepe, Matt Curry, Brandon Cumpton and Tyler Waldron. Santos has put up an impressive season, hitting for a .344/.433/.439 line in 212 at-bats with Altoona. The 2010 22nd round pick missed some time with an injury this year, but was hitting before the injury and didn’t...

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Top Pirates Minor League Hitting Performances: Week Ending 8/26

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Only players with a 3.0 RC or better are included on the list below. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times,...

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Taillon Overpowers Richmond Flying Squirrels in 7-0 Victory

The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-0 on Sunday night behind an impressive start from heralded prospect Jameson Taillon.  The 2010 first-round draft pick moved to 2-0 in his two starts since moving to AA Altoona, going six scoreless innings while striking out seven with no walks.  In his two starts, Taillon has a posted a line of 11 innings pitched, five hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, and 13 strikeouts.  Tonight, he struck...

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