Minor League Schedule: 5/5/12

**Phil Irwin gets the start tonight for Bradenton, Cole will go tomorrow** Top ranked prospect Gerrit Cole, makes his sixth start of his pro career tonight. He is coming off of his best career start five days ago in which he threw a one hitter over six innings. Altoona will play a double header today consisting of two 7 inning games. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (14-13) VS Louisville...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/29/12

Altoona was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game as part of a doubleheader today. Tim Williams will be in Durham covering the Indianapolis game tonight. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (11-10) @ Durham (6-17) 5:05pm Probable starter: Justin Wilson (1-3 3.97) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 2 Durham 0 (game story here) Justin Wilson will be making his fifth start of the season...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/24/12

Altoona and West Virginia were both off yesterday. Jameson Taillon goes tonight for Bradenton. The second ranked prospect in the Pirates system has compiled 18 strikeouts so far, tied for second in the organization, trailing only Justin Wilson who has twenty-two. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (7-10) VS Louisville (7-12) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-1 4.80) Yesterday’s Result:...

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2012 West Virginia Power Season Preview

The 2012 West Virginia Power will feature one of the most interesting teams to watch in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system this year, with a lot of high upside prospects at the level. The team will open with three top ten prospects in Josh Bell, Stetson Allie, and Nick Kingham. High upside guys like Jose Osuna, Alen Hanson, Willy Garcia, Gregory Polanco, Ryan Hafner, Zack Dodson, and Zack Von Rosenberg will also be on...

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Prospect Notebook: Cole Goes Five Innings, Hafner’s Spring Debut

Right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole pitched five innings today at Pirate City, going up against the Philadelphia Phillies’ A-ball team. Cole gave up just one run on five hits, with the run coming in the first inning. The top prospect didn’t issue a walk and struck out three. Cole threw 65 pitches, with 45 going for strikes. His fastball speed ranged from 91-98, with his two-seam fastball being responsible for the lower half...

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