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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Minor League Schedule: 7/29/12

State College was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game as part of a doubleheader today, consisting of two 7 inning games. Both DSL teams, as well as the GCL Pirates, have off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (67-41) vs Buffalo (52-55) 1:15pm Probable starter:  Justin Wilson (8-4 4.06) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 6 Buffalo 0 (game recap) Justin Wilson will make his 22nd...

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Prospect Watch: Solid Starts From Kingham, Wilson and Heredia

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 4.71) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.27) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.286) - 2-for-4, 2B 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.318) - 0-for-1 5. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.274)...

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