All posts tagged "Mel Rojas"

  • Season Previews
    8 prospects, 8 questions: An initial look at the Altoona Curve’s top prospects

    One fun aspect of prospect analysis is that it truly is an adventure in ‘prospecting’— looking for gold amongst the less valuable pebbles. We deal in long shots, not sure things. We speculate and ask questions that we can’t assuredly answer, use information to make a projection, and then we wait and...

  • Season Recaps
    Bradenton Marauders 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

    Complete Bradenton Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Going through all of the players at the Bradenton level, and coming up with a top ten list of prospects was difficult. For one, a lot of players were promoted quickly, and didn’t qualify for this list. Guys like Jeff Inman or Kyle...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Several Prospects on Baseball America’s Best Tools List

    Last week, Baseball America released their best tools list for players in full season leagues. The Pirates had a lot of players who ended up on the various lists, with top prospects Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, and Gregory Polanco taking honors in their respective leagues. Indianapolis Starling Marte...

  • Analysis
    The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

    As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I'm wondering though is if McKechnie Field is...

  • Analysis
    Stolen Bases Hurt Power; Alvarez Continues Rehab

    Sunday's action in the Pirates' minor league organization began with an afternoon game in Charleston.  The GCL Pirates have the day off.

    Greensboro Grasshoppers  10,  West Virginia Power  2

    Three late-inning rallies gave the Grasshoppers the advantage over the Power this...

  • Analysis
    Curve All-Stars Named; Alvarez Homers

    Five Curve players have been named to the Eastern League /Western Division All-Star team.  RHP Aaron Pribanic, LHP Jeff Locke, 2B Brock Holt, 3B Jeremy Farrell, and OF Starling Marte.  Also, because the Curve won the Western Division last year, the Curve coaching staff will be coaching the division's team...

  • Analysis
    Homers By Marte, Rodriguez, Cunningham, And Rojas

    Catching up with the action for the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates for Thursday....  several home runs

    Trenton Thunder 8 ,   Altoona Curve  6

    A 3-run homer by CF Starling Marte and a solo blast by SS Josh Rodriguez were not enough to...

  • Analysis
    Curve Scoreless Again, Marauders Bomb Mets

    Some Sunday action in the Pirates' minor league organization... the GCL Pirates had the day off.

    Harrisburg Senators  6,  Altoona Curve  0

    The Curve were again held scoreless this afternoon.  That means that in the last 5 games (44 innings), the Curve have scored...

  • Analysis
    Curve Finally Score; Spikes Lose in 12 Innings

    Saturday's action in the Pirates' lower minor league organization... being thrown out at the plate seemed to be a recurring theme....

    Harrisburg Senators  3,  Altoona Curve  1

    The Curve out-hit the Senators 8-4, but could only force one run across the plate, though that was...

  • Analysis
    Leach’s First Win In Marauders’ Hit-Fest

    The Pirates have signed 23rd round draft pick RHP Jordan Cooper to a contract.  He had been a pitcher for Kentucky, and that experience might get him a start at State College.  Here is a list of all the 2011 draft picks, with notations for which ones have signed....

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