The View From the Booth: Joe Putnam

Starting this month, Pirates Prospects will be introducing a new feature to the site called “The View From the Booth”.  On the fourth Monday of every month, we will interview a different broadcaster from one of the minor league affiliates, getting their opinion on how the team they follow looks, as well as some insight on that level of the system.  With the 2011 draft recently taking place, and new players entering the...

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Stetson Allie Makes His Pro Debut

About two months ago, I covered Jameson Taillon’s pro debut in West Virginia.  It was raining that night, and Taillon’s outing was shortened as a result, with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospect allowing a run on three hits in two innings, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Tonight, Stetson Allie made his pro debut in State College, and prior to the game, it looked like it could have been a repeat of...

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Lineups: State College vs Auburn

STATE COLLEGE — One hour to first pitch … Game: State College Spikes vs Auburn Doubledays, 7:05 p.m. Site: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Pitching: RHP Stetson Allie vs RHP Kelvin Lopez. Weather: 75 degrees. Overcast. Game Updates: My Twitter Feed Lineups: State College Spikes: 1. Taylor Lewis, CF 2. Justin Bencsko, RF 3. Carlos Mesa, DH 4. Samuel Gonzalez, C 5. Exicardo Cayonez, LF 6. Brian Sharp, 3B 7. Walker Gourley, 1B...

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2011 State College Spikes Preview: Pitchers

The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes’ roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players. Over-Slot Prep Arms The top prospect at the level will be Stetson Allie, the 2010 second round pick who signed for $2.25 M.  Allie will be starting off in State College, rather than joining 2010 first round pick Jameson Taillon...

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Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

In the past I’ve done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term “trade chips” has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good returns, but that Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder (article here) probably wouldn’t see much, and that was...

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