All posts tagged "Mel Rojas Jr"

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    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....

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    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...

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    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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    2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Outfield

    Yesterday I previewed the 2011 West Virginia Power infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' low-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we'll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the...

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    Typical Minor League Timeline

    Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates One of the most important pieces of information we must consider when evaluating a prospect is the player’s age relative to the level at which he is playing. If a player is considerably older than most of his competition (or conversely, if he is much younger than his...

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    Baseball America 2010 Draft Report Card

    The 2010 draft will be heavily graded on the performance of Taillon. Baseball America released their draft report card (subscription required) today, detailing the early results of how the 2010 draft worked out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In summary: -A lot of focus was placed on Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, for...

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    State College Recap, 9/1/2010

    I was in attendance this evening as the State College Spikes fell to the Auburn Doubledays by a score of 1-0. The Spikes bats went silent as the team only managed two hits in the game. Click here to read a few of my observations...

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    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...

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    State College at Aberdeen, August 13-14

    Aberdeen 3, State College 2 (11 inn.) State College 1, Aberdeen 0 State College split the first two games of a weekend series at Aberdeen, home of Billy Ripken and his late father, Cal, Sr.  The Spikes lost the first game in 11 innings, 3-2, but came back the next night with...

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    Pirates sign 3rd round draft pick Mel Rojas Jr.

    Chuck Finder reports that the Pirates have signed their third round draft pick, outfielder Mel Rojas Jr. He is expected to join the Bucs short-season affiliate in State College.

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