Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/9/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won a high scoring affair against Columbus, winning by a 14-12 final.  Pedro Alvarez homered twice for the Indians, getting his second and third homers of the season in just his first 9 at-bats.  Erik Kratz and Jonathan Van Every also homered for the Indians.  Kratz left after after catching a pitch, and was replaced with Luke Carlin.  Indianapolis announcer Scott McCauley...

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West Virginia and Bradenton Rosters Set

The 2010 West Virginia Power roster, plus the 2010 Bradenton Marauders roster, were both set today.  The West Virginia roster can be found on their official site, while the Bradenton roster was announced through this press release. The Indianapolis roster has been partially released, although it’s still incomplete. My guess on the lineups/rotations is as follows: West Virginia C – Ramon Cabrera1B...

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Pirates make seven more cuts

The Pittsburgh Pirates made seven more cuts this morning, highlighted by Brad Lincoln being assigned to AAA.  As I reported yesterday, Tony Sanchez was also in this batch of cuts.  Donald Veal, Bryan Morris, Virgil Vasquez, Jeff Sues, and Justin Thomas round out the list.  The assignments are as follows: -Lincoln and Veal to AAA (both will join the AAA rotation)-Sanchez and Morris to minor league camp (both will start...

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Spring Training Notes

A few notes/observations to close out the night: -I’m going to Spring Training March 23rd-25th.  I’ll be arriving in Bradenton on the 23rd, going to the Red Sox/Pirates game on the 24th, and either going to the Braves/Pirates game on the 25th, or going to Pirates City for some minor league games over there.  I’m hoping to have some video, as well as a lot of photos.  You can access my updates from...

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Nate McLouth Speaks the Truth

I wasn’t really planning a post on the Nate McLouth comments.  I didn’t really think much needed to be said that wasn’t said already.  His comments about the eye exams were somewhat disturbing, and his comments about being glad he was the first one traded are understandable.  Then I saw this quote from McLouth, via Chuck Finder at the PBC Blog: “It’s a good mix [in the Braves clubhouse,...

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