Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Gwinnett 4-0.  Brad Lincoln pitched six shutout innings, with four hits, one walk, and six strikeouts.  Lincoln threw 81 pitches, with 52 going for strikes.  Lincoln hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts, and has just three walks allowed in his last five starts, with 30 strikeouts in that span, over 34 innings of work.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched two shutout...

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Two Players At Each Level Who Should Be Promoted

It’s almost the end of May, which means we’ve seen two months out of most of the prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system.  We’ve already seen one promotion, with Bryan Morris going from high-A to AA, after an excellent run in high-A which saw him put up a 0.60 ERA in 44.2 innings, with a 40:7 K/BB ratio. Two months isn’t enough time for some prospects to prove that they are ready,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Gwinnett 6-3.  Donald Veal had a rough outing, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work, with four walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk.  Wilfredo Ledezma picked up the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of work.  Two of the runs scored with Jean Machi on the mound....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3-0 thanks to an excellent outing by Donald Veal.  Veal pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Veal has a 4.23 ERA on the season in 44.2 innings, but has a 35:19 K/BB ratio, which is much improved over his control issues in the past.  Anthony Claggett pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/13/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 8-3.  Donald Veal got the start, only lasting 4.2 innings, and allowing three runs on six hits.  Veal struck out six and walked one, although he did hit three batters.  Justin Thomas got the win, pitching 2.1 perfect innings, with one strikeout.  Steven Jackson also pitched a perfect inning in relief, and Vinnie Chulk followed that up with a shutout inning,...

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