Minor Moves: Pirates Release Robby Rowland
Aug07

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Robby Rowland

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland. Outfielder Jeff Roy was activated from the disabled list and took Rowland’s place on the West Virginia Power roster. Rowland started the year in the bullpen for Bradenton, posting a 6.05 ERA in 38.2 innings. He was recently demoted to West Virginia, where he struggled in six appearances. He was a starter for Bradenton last year and pitched in West Virginia...

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Minor Moves: Yao-Hsun Yang added to Altoona Roster, Jeff Inman to Bradenton
Jun05

Minor Moves: Yao-Hsun Yang added to Altoona Roster, Jeff Inman to Bradenton

The Altoona Curve have placed pitcher Tyler Sample on the disabled list with a left ankle injury and pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang from Taiwan was added to the Curve roster. The Bradenton Marauders have placed pitcher Robby Rowland on the disabled list and added Jeff Inman to the active roster. Yang  was signed to a minor league deal over the off-season and invited to Major League Spring Training. He pitched five times and gave up three runs...

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2013 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct21

2013 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

The Bradenton Marauders started the 2013 season as one of the most exciting teams to follow in the system. That was largely due to the presence of the top two hitting prospects in the system — Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson — and one of the top pitching prospects in Nick Kingham. By mid-season, Polanco and Kingham were promoted to Altoona, and Hanson was soon to follow. What remained was a roster filled with talented...

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Pitching Inside: The Pirates Way
Sep05

Pitching Inside: The Pirates Way

A couple years back, I took a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitchers and their tendencies of pitching inside, specifically all the hit batters. From the lowest level of the minors to the top, they teach their pitchers to own the inside of the plate and if you happen to hit some batters in the process, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s part of the learning process. The Pirates want their pitchers to be...

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Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Homers in First Game With Jamestown
Sep01

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Homers in First Game With Jamestown

Top Pitcher: Robby Rowland, Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, HR: Austin Meadows

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