Top Performers: Several Pitchers Stepping Up Before and After Promotions

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s...

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Minor League Schedule: Pimentel Set To Make Indianapolis Debut

6/17/13 Starters: Stolmy Pimentel, Adrian Sampson, Isaac Sanchez

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Prospect Notebook: Huntington Explains the Polanco, Pimentel, and Kingham Promotions

In the last week the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Stolmy Pimentel. Today at PNC Park, Neal Huntington explained to reporters what led to those decisions from each individual player. Gregory Polanco Polanco was one of the biggest breakout hitters in all of minor league baseball last year. He followed that up with a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats in the Florida State League this year, which is...

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Stolmy Pimentel Promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis

Right-handed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel was promoted to Indianapolis from Double-A Altoona on Saturday, as first reported by Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. The move corresponds with pitcher Nick Kingham joining the Altoona Curve from Bradenton. Pimentel, 23, threw 243 innings between Double-A Portland and Altoona since 2011. This has been his best season at the level, maintaining a 3.61 ERA for Altoona striking out 61 hitters and...

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Prospect Watch: Cunningham Hits His 12th Homer; Bromberg Strikes Out 12

Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, HR: Jarek Cunningham, Oscar Tejeda

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