Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 7-5.  Michael Crotta pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins made his AAA debut, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer, before getting the final out in the eighth.  Hankins allowed the only inherited runner on base to score on the homer, blowing the save, but got the win thanks to two runs from...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Charlotte 8-5.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.  Jean Machi pitched an inning, allowing two runs on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Alex Presley went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored.  Brandon Moss went 3-for-3...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects

The 2010 season has been rough for the Pirates’ farm system, and it really shows in the updated top 30.  Gone are top prospects like Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln.  Three of my mid-season top 10 prospects have suffered major injuries, causing them to miss a lot of development time this year.  Three pre-season top 10 prospects have really struggled at the AA level this year.  The system is probably without a Grade...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/6/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Louisville 9-7.  Jeremy Powell got the start, allowing four runs, three earned on seven hits in six innings, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, with one walk and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched one inning, allowing two runs on three hits, with two homers allowed. Jeff Clement went 3-for-5 with a homer and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Louisville.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched a perfect inning in relief. Erik Kratz went 1-for-4 with a double.  Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Jim Negrych, Jeff Clement, and Kevin Melillo each went 1-for-4. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona lost to Reading 7-4....

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