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 taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now. Tim 1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP 2....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Akron 5-1.  Rudy Owens pitched six innings, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Tom Boleska pitched three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Andrew Lambo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.  Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a run...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Syracuse 8-6.  Brad Lincoln pitched six innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 0.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits.  Derek Hankins pitched 0.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one. Jim Negrych went 2-for-3...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Charlotte.  Daniel McCutchen pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts, plus two homers allowed.  With Brad Lincoln getting demoted today, McCutchen is expected to rejoin the major league rotation, taking Lincoln’s spot on July 31st.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one. Doug Bernier...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Lehigh Valley.  Daniel McCutchen pitched five innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell pitched two innings, allowing one run on one hit, with no walks and one strikeout.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three. Jeff Clement went 1-for-4 with a solo homer....

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