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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Tons of Injury Updates

A ton of injured to update today… -Charlie Morton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, and has been optioned to AAA.  Morton struggled big time in the majors this year, and hasn’t been much better at AAA during his rehab work, with a 4.33 ERA in 27 innings, and a 21:10 K/BB ratio during that time.  Those numbers look somewhat good, mostly due to a nine inning outing where Morton allowed one run on...

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Starling Marte to begin rehab assignment

Pirates prospect Starling Marte will begin a rehab assignment this weekend with the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate in Bradenton. He should return to High-A Bradenton in about a week. Marte has been out since May after undergoing surgery for a broken hamate bone.

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