Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/12/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata did not play for the second game in a row.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 1 for 3 with a homer as the DH, his sixth with Indianapolis. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 4, playing first base today. Virgil Vasquez pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/6/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 6-4 against Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a run.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait got the start, going five innings with seven hits, four runs, three walks, and no strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with his fourth homer at Indianapolis since coming over in the July 29th trade. AA The Result: Altoona...

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Draft Pick Signing Updates

Just a few updates today to the Draft Pick Signing Tracker: -When I was on vacation, the Pirates signed fifth round pick Nathan Baker. Baker received $176,000, which was $400 below slot for the 145th overall pick. -The Pirates have now spent at least $5,061,900 in the draft, not counting most of the signings past the tenth round, for which I have no figures. They’ve spent $4,936,900 in the top 10 rounds. I’ve been keeping...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 0 for 4. Brian Bixler went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts. Shelby Ford went 0 for 2 with a walk. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and no walks. AA The Result: Altoona won 7-0 against Harrisburg. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. -Gorkys...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects Mid-Season Update

There were a lot of questions I had to ask myself when creating this list. How much impact should the 2009 season have? Where should I rank the GCL and VSL guys? Do I add Singh and Patel to the list, and if so, do they combine as one prospect, or get counted separately? I decided to make this a true prospects list, as in, no previous major league time allowed. This means no Lastings Milledge, even thought he’s currently at AAA....

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