Prospect Trends: Hanson’s Getting It in Gear While Pimentel’s Going the Other Way

The farm system as a whole has been in something of a slump for a week or so, but a couple of former prospects are showing some power at the upper levels and one of the team’s top prospects is overcoming a bad start.  Meanwhile, the bullpen depth has taken a hit lately. The Good Matt Hague, 1B (AAA):  He’s past the prospect stage, but Hague could still rate consideration for a callup if the Pirates suffered a couple of...

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Prospect Watch: Allie and Lambo Homer; Pimentel Has Another Rough Outing

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Top Hitter: Eric Avila, HR: Brett Carroll, Andrew Lambo, Jarek Cunningham, Eric Avila, Stetson Allie, Raul Fortunato

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West Virginia Wins 8-3 In Lakewood, Allie Hits Monster Homer

West Virginia beat the Lakewood BlueClaws in the first game of the four game series in Lakewood tonight, by an 8-3 score. Joely Rodriguez wasn’t as sharp as he has been recently on the mound, but he still looked pretty good and his relievers picked him up. Stetson Allie had just one hit on the night, but it created quite a buzz in the stadium. Junior Sosa had three of the Power’s 12 hits and everyone but Josh Bell reached...

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Five Candidates For a Promotion and When They Could Be Promoted

One of the best ways to figure out when (or if) a player is going to be promoted is by looking at what the organization has done with previous players. For the most part, each player is an individual circumstance and should be treated with an individual approach. However, there are usually a lot of trends you can find with an individual team which can be used to predict the path of future players. For example, the Pirates have...

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Stetson Allie, Matt Hague, and Alen Hanson Win Player of the Week Awards

Yesterday I posted the weekly top performers, with Stetson Allie and Matt Hague leading the group of hitters over the last week. Both players also led their individual leagues and were recognized with Player of the Week honors. Hague was named the International League player of the week after going 8-for-21 with five doubles and two homers. Hague is the second Indians batter and third Tribe player to win an IL weekly award following...

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