All posts tagged "Starling Marte"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McCutchen, Walker Power Bucs to Strong First Half Finish

    PITTSBURGH, PA — When Andrew McCutchen steps to the plate, more often than not, he does something special. In the final game before the All-Star break, McCutchen put on a display of why he’s worthy of National League MVP conversations. After Neil Walker doubled off San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum with one-out in the...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Blast Clippers With 10 Runs

    Indianapolis Indians  10,   Columbus Clippers  5 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians took revenge on the Columbus Clippers tonight, after last night’s 10-6 loss.  Tonight at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, it was the Indians who scored 10 runs on 18 hits.  Though they did not score in almost every inning as...

  • Prospect Reports
    Owens Shaky As Indians Fall To Clippers

    Columbus Clippers  10,   Indianapolis Indians  6 (Box)   The Indians’ last road trip before the All-Star break began with a loss to the Clippers at Huntington Field in Columbus, Ohio this evening.  The Tribe posted 9 hits, including two triples and two doubles, and scored 4 runs in the 8th inning, but...

  • Prospect Reports
    Sanchez Homers For The Third Time In Three Games, But Indians Lose

    Louisville Bats  7,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   The Louisville Bats scored in five consecutive innings as they beat the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field tonight.  The loss ended the Indians’ 8-game winning streak, and gave the Indians a 5-1 record in this extended home-and-home 6-game series against the Bats.  C Tony...

  • Analysis
    Four Pirates Prospects in Baseball America Mid-Season Top 50

    Baseball America has released their mid-season top 50 prospects rankings (scouting reports for subscribers here), and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four prospects on the list. That's an upgrade over their pre-season total of two prospects in the top 50. The highest ranked Pirate is Gerrit Cole, who comes in at number six....

  • Prospect Reports
    Locke and Clement Lead Indians To 8th Consecutive Win

    Indianapolis Indians  6,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians provided some fireworks at Victory Field tonight, as a preview of the post-game stadium and city fireworks.  Indians’ batters belted out four home runs, with 1B Jeff Clement contributing two of them.  Starter Jeff Locke earned his 7th win of the...

  • Analysis
    Tabata Sent to Triple-A to Reignite His Game, But It’s Not Quite Marte Time

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- There came a point in time that the Pirates organization had enough with outfielder Jose Tabata, and decided that a demotion to Triple-A Indianapolis would help him reignite his game. That move came on Tuesday, when Pittsburgh optioned him to Indianapolis and recalled outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. The move, however, was focused...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 120

    John Sickels of Minor League Ball has released his mid-season top 120 prospect list today, and ranks six Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in the first 77 spots. The rankings don't include 2012 draft picks, so you won't find Mark Appel on there. They have also been adjusted to remove guys who have exceeded...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: When Will Starling Marte Be Ready?

    Starling Marte had a huge month of June. The Pittsburgh Pirates' top hitting prospect finished the month with a .325/.385/.558 line in 120 at-bats. His strikeout rate was 23% and his walk rate was 7%. A lot of that was due to his strong finish to the month over his final ten...

  • Prospect Reports
    Big Hits In The 5th Lead Indians Past Toledo

    Indianapolis Indians  9,  Toledo Mud Hens  6 (Box)   A 5-run 3rd inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the spark they needed to push past the Toledo Mud Hens this afternoon at Victory Field.  The Indians’ win tied up the series at one game each, with two more left to play.  Each member...

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