Positional Breakdowns: Relief Pitcher

The 2009 season wasn’t exactly a good one for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen. Pirates’ relievers combined for a 4.61 ERA, ranking 26th in the majors. Their .259 BAA ranked 23rd in the majors. The bullpen blew 17 saves, which was one of the ten fewest in the majors, but that’s because they only had 45 save opportunities, the third fewest in the majors. Overall, their 62 percent save ratio ranked 24th in the...

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2009 Lynchburg Hillcats Season Recap

If there is any minor league team I’ve given a ton of coverage to this season, it’s been Lynchburg. There are two reasons for this. First, I live near Lynchburg. Second, the Hillcats have been one of the most important teams in our system this year. The Cats started the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospect, Pedro Alvarez, along with some other top draft picks from the 2008 draft, like Jordy Mercer, Justin...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Video Recaps

The complete archive of video recaps of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Current Pirates Prospects Tim Alderson May 13th, 2010: L, 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Stetson Allie Spring Training 2011 Tom Boleska September 7th, 2009: ND, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Mike Colla September 7th, 2009: ND, 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR September 17th, 2009: W, 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Chase d’Arnaud 2009 Hitting and...

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Lynchburg Hillcats Championship Game Video Recap

Check out my recap of the game here. This recap includes: -Jeff Locke, innings 1-2-Mike Colla innings 2-5-Matt McSwain inning 6-Ramon Aguero innings 7-9-Ronald Uviedo inning 9-All five at-bats by Jordy Mercer-Tony Sanchez, Josh Harrison, Chase d’Arnaud, and Mercer in the second-The post game awards Watch for: -Nice play by Jose de los Santos (Mike Colla 4th batter)-Nice play by Alex Presley (Matt McSwain 5th batter)-Tony Sanchez...

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A little preview

I’m uploading the videos from last night’s championship game (a process which could take anywhere from seven hours to three years), but I figured I’d give a little preview, along with some notes heading in to the weekend. First, the notes. -I’m pushing the Matt Hague interview to Monday. I’ll also have interviews with Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison next week.-I’m putting together video recaps of...

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