Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 7-5.  Michael Crotta pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins made his AAA debut, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer, before getting the final out in the eighth.  Hankins allowed the only inherited runner on base to score on the homer, blowing the save, but got the win thanks to two runs from...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Charlotte 8-5.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Jean Machi pitched an inning, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Alex Presley went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored.  Brandon Moss went 3-for-3...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Lehigh Valley 3-2.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, no walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Kevin Melillo went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run.  Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-4 with a solo homer....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 4-3.  Michael Crotta pitched five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched a perfect inning in relief, followed by a perfect inning from Jean Machi for the save. Jonathan Van Every went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and three RBIs....

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Mel Rojas Jr to Sign With Pirates

According to Chuck Finder, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign third round pick Mel Rojas Jr.  Rojas is on his way to Pittsburgh to take a tour and undergo medical examinations today, according to Finder, and will sign his contract on Thursday. There have been various reports that Rojas was asking for seven figures, and first round money.  I can’t imagine he received that amount if the deal is getting signed now, unless...

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