All posts tagged "Phillip Irwin"

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/10/12

    West Virginia was off yesterday. They begin a seven game homestand tonight. Indianapolis has a morning start time today. Yesterday, Altoona completed the suspended game from Tuesday night first, then played their regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (19-13) VS Lehigh Valley (17-15)...

  • Top Stories
    Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Recap

    The Mesa Solar Sox finished their Arizona Fall League season yesterday. Robbie Grossman: .375/.472/.625, 7 HR, 104 at-bats Following his breakout season in the Florida State League in 2011, Grossman was impressive in the AFL.  He hit seven homers in 104 at-bats, after hitting 13 in 490 during the 2011 regular season....

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Two

    The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their second week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .354/.426/.604, 3 HR, 48 at-bats Grossman homered this week, and started every game.  He leads the AFL in games played with 11, and also leads the league in hits...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Begins Today

    The 2011 Arizona Fall League begins today, with the Mesa Solar Sox playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Solar Sox this year.  Jarek Cunningham, Brock Holt, and Robbie Grossman will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Four More Pirates Prospects Heading to the AFL

    Four more Pittsburgh Pirates prospects have been added to the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League this year.  At the end of last month we heard that Robbie Grossman and Brock Holt were heading to the AFL.  Joining them will be left hander Nathan Baker, right handers Mike Colla...

  • Prospect Reports
    Irwin Dominates in Altoona’s 6-2 Win

    One of the big surprises in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system this year has been the progress of right handed pitcher Phillip Irwin.  The former Ole Miss starter was selected in the 21st round of the 2009 draft, 17 rounds after the Pirates selected his Ole Miss teammate Nathan Baker.  Both starters began...

  • Top Stories
    Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

    It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most...

  • Prospect Reports
    Altoona Curve 8/2 Report

    Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the second of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31 Tuesday August 2 — Altoona...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

    The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Phillip Irwin

    In 2009, the University of Mississippi had a rotation that was led by future 1st round draft pick, and top prospect, Drew Pomeranz.  Pomeranz would go on to be drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2010 draft, and was recently ranked as the 14th best prospect in...

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