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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-2 against Buffalo.  Brad Lincoln got the win after an excellent start, which saw him go six innings, allowing just one run on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning in relief, allowing no hits, two walks, and striking out one.  Anthony Claggett pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with a walk and three...

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Steve Pearce to be called up

Indianapolis Indians announcer Scott McCauley is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up Steve Pearce.  It was assumed that Neil Walker would be called up after being pulled in the fifth inning of yesterday’s Indians game, but McCauley reports that Walker was pulled for not running out a pop-up. There’s no word on the corresponding move yet.  Brian Bass is the most likely to be sent down, although...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-1 against Lehigh Valley.  Jeremy Powell pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and striking out four to get the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Jean Machi closed out the game with an inning of work, allowing one unearned run on one hit, with one walk. The big story was that Neil Walker was pulled from the game in the fifth...

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April Prospects Rundown: Indianapolis Indians

The Indianapolis Indians had an interesting month.  Three of the top prospects in the farm system, Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln, were expected to be the best players.  Instead, Steve Pearce and Neil Walker, two players who have seen multiple seasons at the AAA level, started the year with breakout performances.  The starting rotation hasn’t seen any regularity since the beginning of the season, due...

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