Gerrit Cole Pitches Six Shutout Innings

On a night when I got to see Gerrit Cole pitch for the first time in person, the Pirates top prospect did not disappoint. Cole threw six shutout innings tonight against the Trenton Thunder, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out six batters. It was, off the top of my head, the most impressive outing I’ve seen in person from a Pirates pitcher. In the first inning, Cole set the side down in order, picking up a...

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Prospect Watch: Six Shutout Innings For Locke and Von Rosenberg

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 (1-1, 7.50) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-6, 4.18) - DNP 3. Mark Appel, RHP (No Stats) – Unsigned 4. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.277) - 2-for-4 5. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.333) - 2-for-4, HR,...

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Pirates Claim Oscar Tejeda, DFA Doug Slaten

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed infielder/outfielder Oscar Tejeda off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, and have designated left-hander Doug Slaten for assignment. Tejeda has been assigned to Double-A. Tejeda is a 22-year-old who is hitting for a .262/.294/.396 line in 202 at-bats in Double-A this year. Last year in Double-A he hit for a .249/.297/.339 line in 457 at-bats. Coming in to the year Baseball America had him rated as the...

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