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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11

DAILY SUMMARY Top Pitcher: Jeff Locke (4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR) Top Hitter: Chris Snyder (3-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 6 RBI) Home Runs: Eric Fryer (1), Chris Snyder (1) INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Box Score Result: Columbus 3, Indianapolis 2 Starting Pitcher: Sean Gallagher (4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR) Top Hitter: Matt Hague (3-for-4, RBI) Notes: Indianapolis lost to Columbus 3-2, after failing to capitalize on a...

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2011 Indianapolis Indians Roster Announced

Here are the players who will be with the Indianapolis Indians on Opening Day: Catchers: Dusty Brown, Wyatt Toregas Infielders: Pedro Ciriaco, Chase D’Arnaud, Brian Friday, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Andy Marte Outfielders: Gorkys Hernandez, Andrew Lambo, Alex Presley, Corey Wimberly Pitchers: Brian Burres, Sean Gallagher, Chris Leroux, Daniel McCutchen, Dan Meyer, Daniel Moskos, Rudy Owens, Justin Thomas, Cesar Valdez, Tony...

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Could the Pirates Start Trading Prospects Soon?

In my interview with Neal Huntington last week, I asked him whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would be open to trading prospects for major league players.  His response was: We are getting to the point in time where we’re going to be a lot more open to trading our prospects. To trade a top notch prospect for a short term fill, probably not. We’re not there yet. Are we ever going to be there? That’s always going to be a...

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