Minor League Schedule: Kingham Likely To Make Altoona Debut Tonight

6/15/13 Starters: Kris Johnson, Nick Kingham, Pat Ludwig

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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers

In the past, State College has been known as “The Fastball Academy”. The Pirates have sent young pitchers here to focus on their fastball command, learning how to throw on a downward plane, and move the pitch to the inside and outside corners of the plate. There was always a focus on secondary pitches, but this year there was an even bigger focus on the changeup for every pitcher. A lot of the younger starters saw...

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Minor Moves: Jason Townsend, Emmanuel De Leon, Pat Ludwig

Some minor league moves from today. **Jason Townsend has been promoted from Bradenton to Altoona. Kris Harvey has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Townsend had a 2.23 ERA in 68.2 innings in relief with Bradenton, with a 5.5 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9 ratio. **Emmanuel De Leon was promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton. **Junior Sosa was placed on the seven-day disabled list in West Virginia. Sosa...

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Pirates Save Slot Money on Seventh and Tenth Round Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates had previously agreed to a deal with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings and tenth round pick Pat Ludwig, both of whom are set to start their pro careers in State College. Baseball America reports that Stallings agreed to a $10,000 deal, which is well below the $148,000 slot price. Ludwig agreed to a $5,000 deal, which is below the $125,000 slot price. The Pirates have now gone under slot with Stallings, Ludwig,...

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Pirates Draft Pat Ludwig in the Tenth Round

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Pat Ludwig in the tenth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Ludwig is a pitcher for Yale, and was announced as a reliever by the team. He’s another college senior, and will likely be an easy sign, as he didn’t rank in the Baseball America top 500, or their regional top prospects list. Ludwig led Yale’s pitching staff this year with a 2.73 ERA in 62.2 innings, along with a...

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