2009 West Virginia Power Season Recap

The 2009 West Virginia Power team was probably the best team in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system this year, in terms of the talent which passed through the level. Between the 2008 draft, the 2009 draft, and the massive amounts of trades this year, a large majority of players in West Virginia were legit prospects. That’s rare for any level. The team struggled in the first half, putting up a 27-43 record, which ranked last in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/2/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 2-1 to Toledo. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a triple. -Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker went seven innings, allowing one unearned run on eight hits, with a walk and four strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-6 to Akron. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5. Other Game Notes: Brian Friday went 2 for 4. Michael Dubee...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/1/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 3-0 against Toledo. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3. Other Game Notes: Yoslan Herrera made his first start at AAA since being promoted from Altoona. Herrera pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out three. Jeff Sues pitched 2.2 shutout innings, with no hits, one...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/31/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Nelson Pereira made a strong debut in the US last year, posting a 1.62 ERA in 50 innings in the GCL, with a 46:10 K/BB ratio. This was after two seasons with the VSL Pirates where he combined for a 2.62 ERA, and a 98:38 K/BB ratio in 123.2 innings pitched. Coming in to the season, Pereira was rated the number 30 prospect in the Pirates system according to Baseball America. This year he started off in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/30/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Diego Moreno played the last two seasons in the VSL, making his pro debut in the states this year in State College. Moreno combined for a 1.52 ERA and a 37:9 K/BB ratio in 53.1 innings pitched in the VSL prior to his time in State College. This year Moreno has really stepped up. In his short time with the Spikes, Moreno pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and four...

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