All posts tagged "Nathan Baker"

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/13 With PITCHf/x Data

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 6-3 today, with four Pirates prospects playing a big part in the win. Robbie Grossman bounced back from his 0-for-4 performance yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a double and a walk today.  Grossman got his hits in his first three at-bats, including two singles off of 2011 first...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/8

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 5-4 to Salt River tonight, giving up runs in each of the final three innings to lose a two run lead. Nathan Baker got the start, making his Arizona Fall League debut.  Baker pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and three...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Begins Today

    The 2011 Arizona Fall League begins today, with the Mesa Solar Sox playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Solar Sox this year.  Jarek Cunningham, Brock Holt, and Robbie Grossman will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Four More Pirates Prospects Heading to the AFL

    Four more Pittsburgh Pirates prospects have been added to the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League this year.  At the end of last month we heard that Robbie Grossman and Brock Holt were heading to the AFL.  Joining them will be left hander Nathan Baker, right handers Mike Colla...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Nathan Baker

    Nathan Baker was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates went heavy on prep pitchers in the 2009 draft, but Baker was the only college pitcher selected in the top ten, outside of first round supplemental pick Victor Black.  While surrounding prep pitchers Zack...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

    The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

  • Analysis
    2011 Bradenton Marauders Roster Announced

    McPherson will be one of the top pitchers in Bradenton this year. The Bradenton Marauders have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Ramon Cabrera, Carlos Paulino Infielders: Calvin Anderson, Aaron Baker, Kelson...

  • Analysis
    The Trickle Down Effect From Morris and Locke

    Morris will start the season in Altoona. Last night I posted part one of my interview with Neal Huntington, and several times throughout the interview he mentioned how upper level decisions could trickle down and impact the placement of players in the lower levels.  On Monday, Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror...

  • Analysis
    2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Starting Pitchers

    So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Bradenton during the 2011 season.  Today we'll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in Bradenton this year: The Prospects Miller will get another shot at the high-A level this season. The Bradenton rotation at the start...

  • Analysis
    2011 Altoona Curve Preview: Starting Pitchers

    So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Altoona during the 2011 season.  Today we'll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in Altoona this year: Returning to Altoona As I mentioned in last week's review of the Indianapolis Indians' rotation, the 2010 Altoona rotation...

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