Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/7/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 1-0 to Louisville -Jose Tabata went 3 for 6 with his first AAA homer.-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 3 with two walks. Other Game Notes: Virgil Vasquez pitched six innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. Neil Walker went 2 for 5. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. AA The Result: Altoona beat New Hampshire...

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After the Deadline: Updating the Top 10 Prospects

Several outlets have updated their top ten prospects following the 2009 MLB trade deadline, and the massive amount of moves seen from the Pirates. John Perrotto has his rankings here, with new addition Tim Alderson ranked second, only behind Pedro Alvarez. Jim Callis of Baseball America has Alderson ranked fourth, behind Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Tony Sanchez, with Jose Tabata surprisingly ranked fifth. Callis even ranks Zach Von...

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Trade Deadline: What's left?

I have to say this: with every move, I’m loving the apparent plan by Neal Huntington more and more. It’s obvious that he’s blowing up the team and starting from scratch. But there’s an actual plan. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the majority of pitchers he’s acquired are ground ball pitchers who don’t necessarily throw hard, but have good control with a good out pitch, usually a...

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Pirates trade Freddy Sanchez for Tim Alderson

After a day full of rumors (well, more than a day), the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants for starting pitching prospect Tim Alderson. Alderson was ranked as the fourth best prospect in the San Francisco Giants’ system by Baseball America, and the second best pitching prospect behind Madison Bumgarner. He was rated as having the best curveball in the San Francisco system....

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