A little preview

I’m uploading the videos from last night’s championship game (a process which could take anywhere from seven hours to three years), but I figured I’d give a little preview, along with some notes heading in to the weekend. First, the notes. -I’m pushing the Matt Hague interview to Monday. I’ll also have interviews with Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison next week.-I’m putting together video recaps of...

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Lynchburg Hillcats 9/14 Video Recap

Due to YouTube not working the other night, I wasn’t able to upload the videos from Lynchburg’s victory on Monday. I also didn’t get the complete start by Justin Wilson, missing the first inning (thanks to a lumber truck that was driving 10 MPH in front of me over the mountain, with no chance of passing him for a 1-2 mile stretch). I’ll have the analysis after the recap. The recap includes: -Justin Wilson,...

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Hillcats take game one of the Carolina League Championship Series

When you see a 9-2 game, you don’t think “wow, what a close one”. It was just that for the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight, who ended up defeating the Salem Red Sox in the first game of the Carolina League Championship Series by a score of 9-2. At least it was close up until the seventh inning. Going in to the top of the sixth inning, the Hillcats held a 3-2 lead, when Justin Wilson ran in to a jam, with runners at first...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/27/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Starling Marte went 0 for 4 tonight, which is a very significant event. Marte went from the DSL last year to West Virginia, stopping for two games in Bradenton, and skipping State College completely. It doesn’t seem like the jump to West Virginia has provided him much of a challenge. So far Marte is hitting .320/.380/.438 in 194 at-bats, with 21 stolen bases. The 0 for 4 performance tonight was...

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Pirates Notebook: The value of signing early

If you’ve been checking out the daily prospect watch articles, you would notice that two Pirates 2008 draft picks have really been tearing it up lately. First round pick Pedro Alvarez has gotten off to a hot start at AA, hitting for a .333 average, a .981 OPS, and an 18.30 AB/HR ratio in 183 at-bats. Since the start of July, Alvarez is hitting .367, with a 1.046 OPS, and a 19.75 AB/HR ratio in 158 at-bats. Alvarez was hitting...

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