All posts tagged "Phil Irwin"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Phil Irwin a Serious Contender For the Rotation?

    Heading into Spring Training, the 5th starter battle seemed to be a two-man race. There was Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson, with guys like Jonathan Sanchez and Jeanmar Gomez competing, but both having an outside shot of making the team as a starter. So far Locke and McPherson haven't stepped up, and...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Gets Hit Hard, Irwin Drawing Some Attention

    Jeff Locke had a bit of a rough outing today at McKechnie Field. The left-hander was hit hard, with eight hits in 3.1 innings, although he managed to limit the damage with only two runs allowed. Part of the low run count was due to Phil Irwin stranding two in the fourth,...

  • Analysis
    The Transformation of Phil Irwin From a 21st Round Pick to a Legit Prospect

    Phil Irwin had a 2.83 ERA in 130.1 innings last year, with an 8.1 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9. When the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Phil Irwin, he was known as the other pitcher from Mississippi in the 2009 draft. The Pirates also selected Nate Baker in the 5th round that year. Baker...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Starting Pitching Depth

    With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting pitching scene is getting crowded. Here is a breakdown of all the options who are either currently on the team, or in the case of Sanchez/Liriano, expected to...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Add Five to the 40-Man Roster

    Tony Sanchez was added to the 40-man roster today. Today was the deadline to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in December. The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players to the 40-man roster today. The new additions were Vic Black, Tony Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Ramon Cabrera, and Hunter Strickland. Sanchez and...

  • Season Recaps
    Pirates Prospects 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

    Jeff Locke is the Pirates Prospects 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year. In previous years it wasn't difficult to pick the Pitcher of the Year in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system. Kyle McPherson was clearly the winner last year, posting a 2.96 ERA and a 142:27 K/BB ratio in 161...

  • Season Recaps
    2012 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

    It has been awhile since I did a recap of the minor league teams. The last one I did was Bradenton. After that I got all the data together for the Altoona and Indianapolis recaps, then experienced something every blogger has experienced at some point in time. My computer was wiped, I...

  • Analysis
    An Early Look at the Results From the 2009 Draft

    An early look at the results around MLB from the 2009 draft.

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2009 Draft Class Lacking Impact Talent

    Today we finished up the Bradenton Marauders recap, which means we've wrapped up all of the prep pitchers from the 2009 draft. There are still players from the 2009 draft to cover in the upper levels of the farm system. However, since a bulk of the draft was focused on those prep...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they needed to win a do-or-die game over the Charlotte Knights tonight at Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  Irwin pitched 7 shutout innings...

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