2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Rule 5 Eligible Players

The 2009 Rule 5 Draft isn’t until December 10th this year, but it’s never too early to look at the eligible players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. All teams have until November 20th to set their 40-man rosters for the Rule 5 draft, which means all decisions need to be made by November 20th. Eligibility is based on when a player signed his first major league contract. -If a player was 18 and under when he signed his first...

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2009 Altoona Curve Season Recap

It’s a widely held belief that the Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have any prospects in the upper levels. That’s not exactly the case. The Pirates had five of their best prospects in Altoona at some point this season, although outside of those five, there was a huge lack of depth. Brad Lincoln started it all off, rebounding from a sub-par 2008 season, which was his first since returning from Tommy John surgery. Jose Tabata...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 with a stolen base.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait pitched two innings in relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, with a home run allowed. Jeff Clement went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-7 to New Hampshire....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/11/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata did not play.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 4. Phil Dumatrait pitched six innings, allowing four ones (one earned) on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona won 10-3 against Portland. -Gorkys Hernandez went 3 for 6 with three runs....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/8/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker hit his 11th homer of the year, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0 for 3. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks to get the win. AA...

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