Prospect Notebook: Tim Alderson Reviving His Prospect Status

Over the off-season, Tim Alderson went back to an old throwing program he used in high school, long tossing from distances of 300-350 feet in order to rediscover the arm strength he lost in 2009. The Pirates were able to get him from the San Francisco Giants in 2009 after his velocity dropped and his stock fell in the organization. However, Alderson’s prospect status hit bottom in 2010, as he was demoted from Double-A, and then...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/20/12

The highlights of today’s schedule are the second start of the year for Tim Alderson and Jeff Locke making his ninth start in Indianapolis. Locke was ranked 11th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. *** Jeff Locke has been called up to the majors since this was posted. Details here***A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (22-20) @ Buffalo (26-17) 1:05pm Probable starter:...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/15/12

Altoona was off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight with Tim Alderson on the mound, making his first start of the season. Jameson Taillon starts tonight. He is third in the Florida State League in both ERA and WHIP (0.87), while ranking tenth in strikeouts. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (22-15) @ Lehigh Valley (21-16) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jeff Locke (3-2 3.10) Yesterday’s...

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Locke Earns Strong Win As Tribe Tie The Series

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3 (Box)   A strong effort by starter Jeff Locke, effective relief pitching, and timely hitting gave the Indians the win over the Louisville Bats at Victory field tonight, and tied this 5-game series at 2 games each.  Locke earned his second win of the season with a 6-inning start, allowing just one run on 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 6 Bats, and did it on 99 pitches (55 strikes)....

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Prospect Notebook: Alderson Needs to Earn Rotation Spot

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the need for two pitchers to be promoted. The Pirates filled that need with Alderson and left-handed...

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