All posts tagged "Ryan Hafner"

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Showing Steady Progression This Year

    The West Virginia Power played a total of 12 games in Lakewood this year, so I got...

  • Injury Updates
    West Virginia Drops Lakewood For 19th Time; Barnes Likely Out For the Year

    The West Virginia Power took on the Lakewood BlueClaws in game two of a four game series...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Hits His 19th Homer of the Year

    Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Andrew Lambo, Josh Harrison, Chase d'Arnaud

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends — Turning Around Flagging Careers

    Hafner has fanned 12.8 hitters per nine innings. The Pirates have several minor leaguers working to revive stalled careers.  Surprisingly, the organization now has better depth in hitters than pitchers at the upper levels.  Or maybe I should say "healthy pitchers." The Good Chase d'Arnaud, SS (AAA):  It's a step forward for...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: West Virginia Wins Seventh Straight, Four For Fortunato

    Top Pitcher: Orlando Castro, Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, Home Runs: Fortunato, Hague, Schwind

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Results: All The Home Runs

    This time of year the pitching rotations in the Spring Training games get kind of crazy. Minor league rotations aren't like big league rotations. There are no Opening Day starters or number two starters. You pitch when you pitch. Pitchers are currently on a schedule in Spring Training, and that schedule carries...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Hafner Having Success With New Slider; Kingham and Fuesser Pitch Well

    Hafner allowed just one hit and no walks in two innings The Pirates took on the Blue Jays in three lower level minor league games.  The two class A squads hooked up, while the teams added a rookie level game. The high A game featured Nick Kingham, although he didn't start.  Jared...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Seeing Two Pitchers For the First Time; Brewer Hits 95

    Today I got to see two pitchers for the first time. For the last year I've seen Wei-Chung Wang walking around in a red shirt as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. I also saw Hayden Hurst last year in the GCL after the 2012 draft pick signed. However, he didn't pitch...

  • Season Recaps
    State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers

    In the past, State College has been known as "The Fastball Academy". The Pirates have sent young pitchers here to focus on their fastball command, learning how to throw on a downward plane, and move the pitch to the inside and outside corners of the plate. There was always a focus on...

  • Analysis
    Ryan Hafner Struggling With His Control This Year

    Coming out of his first full professional season in 2011 since being drafted, Ryan Hafner was one of the State College Spikes best starters. The right-hander, who was a overslot 17th round pick out of Lee's Summit West High School in 2010, posted a 3.10 ERA over 14 starts (65.2) innings. Hafner...

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