Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-4.  Jeremy Powell pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Anthony Claggett allowed two runs on three hits.  Daniel Moskos got one out on a strikeout, and allowed a hit and an inherited runner to score in his AAA debut.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out two.  Wilfredo...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Buffalo 9-3 in 10 innings.  Charlie Morton pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. Steve Pearce went 3-for-4...

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The Second Wave

I came to a realization last night as I was doing the game recap for the Indianapolis Indians.  With Pedro Alvarez getting called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates today, there isn’t much talent remaining at the top level.  The first wave of talent has officially arrived, but it may until this time next year before we see any more additions. Alvarez joins top prospects Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, who were both called up...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/16/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Trenton 8-4.  Rudy Owens pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched 3.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Hankins also allowed all three inherited runners to score in the sixth inning.  Owens pitched five shutout innings,...

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A Friday night in Altoona

altoona curveAs I was driving to work on Friday morning, I began to suspect that Bryan Morris’ spot in the Altoona rotation was due up that night. When I arrived at my office, I fired up the computer and quickly checked whether I was correct. I was, and I discovered that he would be facing Twins’ pitching prospect Kyle Gibson. With a Friday night free of any obligations, I decided that pitching matchup was about as good as any I would find. So on my way home from work, I took a brief two-hour detour to Altoona.

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