First Pitch: Instructional League Player Updates

Games are underway in the Florida Instructional Leagues, and ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel was covering the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon. Below are some tweets from McDaniel on today’s progress from some of the players, along with some of my notes below those tweets. Stetson Allie hit by another pitch and fouled one off his foot. I think there's a silent protest against him for his work on the mound. — Kiley...

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GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

The Gulf Coast League is one of the most pitcher friendly leagues in the minors. The parks are huge, and the weather can be brutal, playing at noon every day in Florida during some of the most humid months of the year. That’s one thing to keep in mind when looking at these stats. The good performances become even more impressive when you consider the pitcher friendly factors, and the poor performances come with that disclaimer...

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GCL Pirates Notes: Herrera, Allie, Lopez, Jhang, Herrand

The last two days I watched the GCL Pirates in action, seeing a lot of the new draft picks and a lot of the lower level guys in action. The Pirates won 5-1 today, thanks to home runs from Dilson Herrera and Luis Urena, along with good pitching from Cesar Lopez. Below are some notes on some of the players who stood out this afternoon, plus pictures of each player. Cesar Lopez - The Pirates signed Lopez out of Cuba for $600 K. At the...

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Minor Moves: Allie Returns to West Virginia, Alderson Promoted

The West Virginia Power made several moves today, some of which were the usual paper moves. One of the moves wasn’t a typical paper move, as Stetson Allie was added to the active roster. Allie made one start with West Virginia, which went horribly. He was then removed from the roster after experiencing tightness in his elbow, due to pitching in the cold weather. He wasn’t injured, and immediately went on a throwing...

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Roster and Injury Updates: McPherson, Allie, ZVR, Loree, Crotta

Updates on Kyle McPherson, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Mike Loree.

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