Pirates Promote Three to Indianapolis

A ton of transactions taking place on Memorial Day.  Last night we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce are likely to go on the disabled list today.  Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors, as I mentioned last night, and Dusty Brown is expected to be the other player promoted, to replace Doumit.  Earlier today we reported that Matt Curry has been promoted from West Virginia to Altoona.  Here are all of the corresponding...

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Matt Curry Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Curry, a left handed first baseman who was drafted in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, makes the jump from West Virginia, skipping over high-A Bradenton. So far this season, Curry has a .361/.477/.671 line in 155 at-bats in West Virginia, with nine homers, 15 doubles, and three triples.  His plate patience was amazing, with a 29:35 K/BB ratio....

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Pirates Prospects Interview with Matt Curry

Pirates Prospects was able to procure an interview with Curry, who was kind enough to complete the e-interview while riding the bus from West Virginia to Augusta.

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Matt Curry – Top 1B prospect in the system?

The early part of the 2011 minor league season has seen more than a few players get off to hot starts, but leading the pack so far is West Virginia Power first baseman Matt Curry.

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First Basemen Off to a Good Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted college first basemen near the top of each of their last three drafts.  In 2008 they selected Matt Hague in the ninth round.  Hague was drafted as a third baseman, but moved to first partially because Pedro Alvarez had taken third base, but also due to a lack of range.  The Pirates also took Calvin Anderson as a 12th round pick that year.  In 2009 they drafted Aaron Baker in the 11th round.  In 2010...

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