Two Players At Each Level Who Should Be Promoted

It’s almost the end of May, which means we’ve seen two months out of most of the prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system.  We’ve already seen one promotion, with Bryan Morris going from high-A to AA, after an excellent run in high-A which saw him put up a 0.60 ERA in 44.2 innings, with a 40:7 K/BB ratio. Two months isn’t enough time for some prospects to prove that they are ready,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Gwinnett 6-3.  Donald Veal had a rough outing, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work, with four walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk.  Wilfredo Ledezma picked up the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of work.  Two of the runs scored with Jean Machi on the mound....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis game was suspended in the fifth inning, with Indianapolis down 8-5.  Jeremy Powell allowed all eight runs in 3.1 innings of work, allowing seven hits and three walks.  Jose Tabata drew two walks and scored twice.  Brian Myrow went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-2 with an RBI.  Neil Walker went 1-for-2 with a run. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/12/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Rochester 5-2.  Brad Lincoln made a great start, going eight innings, and allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Lincoln now has a 3.83 ERA on the season in 42.1 inning of work, with a 29:11 K/BB ratio.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to get the save.  Ledezma has yet to allow a run in 8.2 innings of work, with...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/11/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-5 in 10 innings against Rochester.  Hayden Penn got the start, and had a decent outing.  Penn pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson allowed one run in two innings of relief work.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief to send the game to extra innings.  Jean Machi got the loss, allowing...

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