Bradenton Marauders Game Recap 8/28/11

When I arrived at McKechnie Field for the Bradenton Marauders vs. St. Lucie Mets game this evening, I noted this could be a very high scoring game due to the strong wind blowing straight out to center field. I was correct that the game ended up being high scoring, and it was in large part due to several home runs. However, the wind had very little, if anything, to do with those homers. Tyler Waldron started the game for the Marauders...

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Robbie Grossman Reaches Rare Milestone

Bradenton Marauders outfielder Robbie Grossman reached a rare milestone tonight when he drew a walk in the bottom of the 8th inning.  Grossman’s walk was his 100th of the year.  When paired with his 110 runs this season, Grossman becomes the first minor leaguer to draw 100 walks and score 100 runs since Nick Swisher in 2004. Coming in to tonight, Grossman led the Florida State League in walks, runs, and was ranked second in the...

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After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly boost the Pirates up as one of the top farm systems in the league, based on top talents alone.  But what about the...

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Four Pirates Prospects Make Baseball America Rankings

Baseball America released their rankings for the best tools in the minor leagues last week.  Four Pittsburgh Pirates prospects ended up on the lists. At the AAA level, Alex Presley and Gorkys Hernandez were both recognized in the International League.  Presley was named as having the best strike zone judgement in the league, while Hernandez was cited as having the best outfield arm in the league. In A-ball, Robbie Grossman was named...

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Robbie Grossman Having an MVP Season

I’ve talked a lot about Bradenton Marauders outfielder Robbie Grossman this year, focusing on his increased walks, his consecutive on-base streak (currently at 39 games and counting), and his overall emergence as a potential top 10 prospect this year.  We’re not the only ones who have noticed Grossman’s solid all around season. The Bradenton Marauders have started the campaign for Grossman to be named the Florida...

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