All posts tagged "Tony Sanchez"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Catcher

    The 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates saw eight catchers play at least one game behind the plate.  That was mostly due to injuries to Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder, which limited Doumit to 60 games and Snyder to 33 games this season.  Jason Jaramillo came in to the season as the number three catcher,...

  • Top Stories
    One Year Ago: Morton Deserves Another Shot

    One year ago today, Pittsburgh Pirates right handed pitcher Charlie Morton was coming off a disaster of a season.  In 79.2 innings he posted a 7.57 ERA, spanning 17 starts.  Despite the poor numbers, I wrote about how Morton deserved another shot.  I looked at Morton’s 2009 season (good results, minus the...

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    Tony Sanchez Wasn’t a Total Disappointment in 2011

    There has been a lot of talk about how the 2011 season has been a down year for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system.  A big reason for that has been the struggles in the upper levels of some of the top prospects coming in to the 2011 season.  One of those prospects...

  • Prospect Reports
    Altoona Curve Player Reports 9/2/11

    Altoona lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels tonight by a score of 8-4, going down early with an 8-2 deficit after six innings.  Brett Sinkbeil took the loss, giving up all eight runs, with six earned, in 5.1 innings.  Here are the reports from the game. Starling Marte Marte didn’t do much...

  • Prospect Reports
    Altoona Curve Player Reports 8/23

    The Altoona Curve split a double header with the Richmond Flying Squirrels tonight, losing game one 6-2, then winning game two 4-3.  Kyle McPherson started game one, and had a rough outing.  Aaron Pribanic started game two, striking out eight batters, but also getting hit around a bit.  Below are a few...

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    After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly...

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    Do the Pirates Have a Top Farm System?

    With the Pittsburgh Pirates signing Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell last night, the question has to be asked: where does the farm system rank in all of baseball?  I follow prospects throughout the game, and I see plenty of them when I’m on the road, but I can’t say I follow other...

  • Prospect Reports
    Altoona Curve 8/2 Report

    Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the second of three reports on the minor league teams. Also See: State College 7/31 Tuesday August 2 — Altoona...

  • Analysis
    Tony Sanchez: Down Year or Bust?

    Is Sanchez a bust, or just having a down year? There has been no question that Tony Sanchez is having a down year.  He's currently hitting for a .239 average at the plate, and his power has been down, with a .304 slugging percentage, and only nine of his 60 hits going...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

    The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

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