Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now. Tim 1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP 2....

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Trio Of Spikes Names To 2010 NYPL All-Star Game Roster

TRIO OF SPIKES NAMED TO 2010 NYPL ALL-STAR GAME ROSTER Curry, Santos and Ramos to play for National League side in annual short-season showcase STATE COLLEGE, PA – For the second year in a row, the State College Spikes will send three representatives to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, as infielder Matt Curry, outfielder Adalberto Santos, and left-handed pitcher Jhonathan Ramos were all chosen on Friday to play for the National...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Akron 5-1.  Rudy Owens pitched six innings, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Tom Boleska pitched three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Andrew Lambo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.  Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a run...

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State College Spikes Game Notes – August 3 @ Jamestown

Tuesday, August 3 – 7:05 p.m. State College Spikes – Pittsburgh Pirates (22-22) @ Jamestown Jammers – Florida Marlins (25-18) Game #45 / Road Game #24 LHP Zac Fuesser (0-1, 3.67) vs. RHP Saul Gonzalez (3-1, 2.55) Wednesday, August 4th: Half-Price Wednesday presented by Froggy 101, Daniel Moskos/Tony Sanchez Double Bobblehead Giveaway presented by P.J. Harrigan’s (First 1,000 Fans, All Ages), Babies & Baseball,...

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Spikes’ Cole White Named NYPL Player of the Week

SPIKES’ COLE WHITE NAMED NYPL PLAYER OF THE WEEK State College Outfielder the Fourth Spike in Four Weeks to Nab Weekly League Honors STATE COLLEGE - Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes outfielder Cole White has been named the New York-Penn League’s Player of the Week for the week of July 26 – August 1, 2010. White earned the award with a 9-for-16 performance at the plate over the past...

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