Zach Von Rosenberg Spring Training Videos

Here are a few videos I got of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Zach Von Rosenberg during an inter-squad game at Pirate City in Spring Training.  I’m not taking too much off of these videos, as it’s an inter-squad game, and Spring Training, so it would be unfair to make any judgements, good or bad.  His control was off at times, but at other times you could see why the Pirates thought enough of him to draft...

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The 2009 GCL Pirates Season Recap

The Gulf Coast League is the start of the development process for most draft prospects. It is a 16 team league, and one of two rookie leagues above the VSL, DSL, and ASL. In the case of the Pirates, the GCL games are played in the Pirates’ Spring Training complex in Bradenton, with the bulk of the players coming from the VSL, DSL, and the draft. The main focus of the league isn’t so much on winning, but instruction and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/17/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Louisville -Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with a stolen base. He apparently left with a leg injury.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Erik Kratz went 1 for 3 with a homer. Jeff Clement went 1 for 3 with two walks. Virgil Vasquez pitched six innings, allowing five runs on ten hits. AA Altoona was off today. A+ Lynchburg was off...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/15/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis beat Columbus 7-0. -Jose Tabata went 3 for 5 with two runs and a steal.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Daniel McCutchen pitched six shutout innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and striking out five. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 5. Neil Walker went 2 for 5. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 3 playing first base. AA The Result: Altoona lost 4-2...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 4-3 in 10 innings against Durham. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. He was also responsible for the winning run. And when I say “he was responsible” I mean he was at the plate when the wild pitch was thrown with a runner at third, which can only mean his intimidating 5’11″, 155 pound presence forced the wild...

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