All posts tagged "Mike Colla"

  • Transactions
    Pirates Release Six Minor Leaguers; Lakind Converted to Pitching

    Jared Lakind will be converted to a pitcher. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released the following six players, per a team press release. Alex Lukashevich, RHP - Had an 0.47 ERA in 19 innings last year, but his advanced numbers didn't look as good. He throws in the low-to-mid 80s. The Pirates signed...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Cole Reflects on Futures Game, Colla Incorporates Long Toss

    Gerrit Cole has always been a starter, so when he was asked to warm up in the bullpen in the first inning of the MLB Futures game on Sunday, it was a little strange for the right-hander. “It was weird,” Cole said. “I think it was weird for everybody. We had 10...

  • Prospect Reports
    Cumpton Throws Seven Strong Innings, Cunningham Returns From DL in Altoona Win

    ALTOONA, Pa. — Right-hander Brandon Cumpton has been solid in his first year at the Double-A level. His last trip to the mound on Saturday in Erie, Cumpton allowed five earned runs for the first time since April 7, his first start of the season. In the six starts between, Cumpton hadn’t allowed...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/9/12

    West Virginia is off today. They resume play tomorrow night at home, game one of a seven game homestand. Last night’s Altoona game was suspended in the top of the fourth inning. They will finish that game this morning, then play the regularly scheduled game afterwards. The second game will be a...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/4/12

    Jameson Taillon gets the start tonight for Bradenton as they open up a four game series in Tampa. His 0.77 WHIP is the second lowest in all of the Florida State League and it is the best among all starters in the Pirates farm system. Both Indianapolis and Bradenton lost 3-2 yesterday...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/29/12

    Altoona was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game as part of a doubleheader today. Tim Williams will be in Durham covering the Indianapolis game tonight. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (11-10) @ Durham (6-17) 5:05pm Probable starter: Justin Wilson (1-3 3.97) Yesterday’s...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/24/12

    Altoona and West Virginia were both off yesterday. Jameson Taillon goes tonight for Bradenton. The second ranked prospect in the Pirates system has compiled 18 strikeouts so far, tied for second in the organization, trailing only Justin Wilson who has twenty-two. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

  • Top Stories
    What Has The Fastball Academy Produced?

    I’ve seen a few comments about the “Fastball Academy” the last few days, most notably one focused...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Pittsburgh Pirates AFL Pitch F/X Data

    Inman's fastball ranged as high as 96 MPH. One of the benefits of the Arizona Fall League is that two of the six parks have Pitch F/X data, which allows us to get some accurate radar readings of how the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are throwing.  This year we didn't see everyone in...

  • Top Stories
    Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Recap

    The Mesa Solar Sox finished their Arizona Fall League season yesterday. Robbie Grossman: .375/.472/.625, 7 HR, 104 at-bats Following his breakout season in the Florida State League in 2011, Grossman was impressive in the AFL.  He hit seven homers in 104 at-bats, after hitting 13 in 490 during the 2011 regular season....

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