May Prospects Rundown: West Virginia Power

West Virginia has some interesting prospects, but at the moment they’re probably the only full season league without a top 10 prospect in the Pirates’ organization.  The guys who are top prospects either haven’t been consistent enough this season, or haven’t taken their game to the next level.  West Virginia should see a surge in talent by the end of June, as prep pitchers like Zach Von Rosenberg...

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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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/24/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Gwinnett 6-5.  Michael Crotta struggled in his second start in a row, allowing five runs on nine hits in five innings of work, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched an inning, allowing one run on two hits.  Vinnie Chulk pitched two shutout innings, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out two.  Anthony Claggett pitched a perfect inning. Jose...

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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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April Prospects Rundown: West Virginia Power

West Virginia has seen the most struggles so far this season out of all the teams in the Pirates’ organization.  They’ve been dealt some bad breaks (injuries to starters Quinton Miller and Phillip Irwin), saw some key players slumping (Hunter Strickland), and in several cases, seemed like just a spot for guys who were only there to get a full season of work in, before returning to the short season leagues when the...

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