All posts tagged "Mel Rojas Jr"

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Lambo Hits For The Cycle

    Top Pitcher: Andy Oliver, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, Home Runs: Jordy Mercer, Andrew Lambo, Max Moroff

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: New Focus on the Running Game Extends to the Minors

    It seems like there have been daily reports out of major league camp about how the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are focusing more on controlling the running game this year. After every caught stealing or pick off, the topic is brought up, and the answer usually given is that the importance of keeping...

  • Top Stories
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

    Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Taillon Reducing Drop In His Delivery

    Jameson Taillon made his pro debut last year in West Virginia, throwing 92.2 innings in his rookie season. The second overall pick of the 2010 draft had decent numbers, with a 3.98 ERA, a 9.4 K/9, and a 2.1 BB/9 ratio, but he wasn’t exactly dominating hitters. In two starts so far...

  • Season Previews
    2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

    Yesterday I previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. The Marauders will open the year with the top two prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They will also feature Colton Cain and Alex Dickerson, who...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

    I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Power 8/4 Report

    Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the last of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31, Altoona 8/2 Thursday August 4...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Mel Rojas Jr.

    Rojas has picked up his hitting since the month of June started. If there's one common criticism of the approach the Pittsburgh Pirates have taken in the draft, it's been that they've gone too heavy with pitching prospects, leaving the system thin on hitters.  Yet when the Pirates selected Mel Rojas Jr....

  • Analysis
    The View From the Booth: Joe Putnam

    Starting this month, Pirates Prospects will be introducing a new feature to the site called "The View From the Booth".  On the fourth Monday of every month, we will interview a different broadcaster from one of the minor league affiliates, getting their opinion on how the team they follow looks, as well...

  • Analysis
    2011 West Virginia Power Roster Announced

    Curry will be the starting first baseman in West Virginia. The West Virginia Power have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Elias Diaz, Kawika Emsley-Pai, Jairo Marquez Infielders: Eric Avila, Matt Curry,...

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