Minor League Schedule: 8/9/12

Jameson Taillon will make the start for Bradenton tonight. He is eighth in the Florida State League in both innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking third with his 1.15 WHIP. Altoona broke an eight game losing streak last night. Both DSL teams were rained out yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-48) vs Charlotte (68-51) 7:05pm Probable starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result:...

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Jeff Locke and Jameson Taillon Post the Top Pitching Performances of the Week

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/3/12

Indianapolis is in first place in their division. They have a ten game lead with 31 games left in the season. Bradenton is tied for first place in their division with today’s opponent, Palm Beach. The two teams begin a three game series in Bradenton tonight. West Virginia is in a three-way tie for second place, one game back in the standings. One of the teams they are tied with is Lakewood, their opponent at home over the next...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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West Virginia Player Notes: Kingham, Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, Garcia, Montero

On the last day of the West Virginia series with the Lakewood Blueclaws, the Power took the game and the series, with a 4-1 victory. It was a quiet day from three of the four big bats in the lineup, but the other one was hitting the ball hard. Nick Kingham was on the mound to start the game, coming into the day with two straight appearances in which he threw six shutout innings. I’ll start the recap with Kingham’s day,...

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