Altoona Sends Six Players to the Eastern League All-Star Game
Jul07

Altoona Sends Six Players to the Eastern League All-Star Game

The Eastern League All-Star rosters have been announced, and the Altoona Curve will be sending six players to the game. Right handed pitchers Adrian Sampson and Ryan Beckman, catcher Elias Diaz, outfielder Willy Garcia, shortstop Alen Hanson, and infielder/outfielder Drew Maggi have all been selected to the game. This is the third All-Star selection for Hanson, and the first for every other player. The game will be hosted in Altoona...

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Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released
May30

Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a bunch of minor moves in the farm system, with the biggest one occurring today when they released pitcher Brandon Mann and assigned reliever Ryan Beckman to the Altoona Curve. Mann was a free agent signing over the off-season. He had pitched well, but he is already 30 years old and pitching in AA, so he was mostly just being used as an innings eater. In 14 appearances, he had a 2.91 ERA over 34...

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Zack Dodson Activated From Disabled List, Pitches Tonight
May13

Zack Dodson Activated From Disabled List, Pitches Tonight

The Altoona Curve have activated Zack Dodson from the disabled list and he will take his turn on the mound tonight. Dodson was placed on the DL with a left oblique injury, which he suffered while warming up for a start on April 21st. Prior to going on the DL, Dodson made two starts and one relief appearance. In 10.2 innings, he allowed three earned runs on 14 hits and six walks, to go along with six strikeouts. He actually pitched...

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First Pitch: You Can’t Stop Pitching Injuries, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them
Apr07

First Pitch: You Can’t Stop Pitching Injuries, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them

Once upon a time, it seemed like every top pitching prospect the Pittsburgh Pirates had would go down with a major injury. Bobby Bradley, Kris Benson, Sean Burnett, Bryan Bullington, John Van Benschoten, and plenty of others were plagued by injuries. Some of those injuries were career altering. But over the last several years, that trend has disappeared. Under Neal Huntington, the Pirates have been extremely cautious with their...

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2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct18

2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona had an impressive group of prospects throughout the year, although they didn’t start off with a good looking team. The breakouts of Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel, plus the mid-season promotions of Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham, turned the Altoona Curve into one of the most talented teams in the minors throughout the 2013 season. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by...

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