I Want To Be A Prospect

With the draft deadline of August 16th rapidly approaching, it means that we will soon have more “shiny new toys” to examine and rank as prospects. But what exactly makes Player A better than Player B?

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-4.  Dana Eveland got the start, but had a short outing, allowing two runs on four hits in 1.2 innings, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Eveland left early due to a rain delay that lasted for just over an hour in the bottom of the second.  Jeremy Powell pitched 5.1 innings in relief, allowing two runs on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Brian...

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Minors Notes: Hayden Penn, Colton Cain, Jairo Marquez, Pat Irvine

Some minor league notes before today’s major league game begins… -Japanese team Chiba Lotte is trying to acquire Hayden Penn from the Pirates.  Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker reported that a deal was close, although Dejan Kovacevic mentioned that there was only an inquiry.  Penn was claimed off of waivers during Spring Training, and was designated for assignment at the start of the season.  He cleared waivers...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/8/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Columbus 3-2 in a game that was completed early.  Brian Burres pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed a hit to the only batter he faced, before the game was called. Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  Argenis Diaz went 2-for-3 with a run.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-2 with a walk and...

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June Prospects Rundown: West Virginia Power

West Virginia still doesn’t have many top prospects in the Pirates’ farm system, with most of the top guys in the level falling in the 11-20 range at best, and probably in the 30s in some cases.  A lot of the guys having success this year in West Virginia draw questions as to the legitimacy of their success.  That’s either because they’ve been at the level before, because they’re a year or two...

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