Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/9/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 8-7 to Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Brad Lincoln pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 3 for 5 with a homer, his ninth of the year. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a homer, his fifth since joining Indianapolis. AA The...

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Pirates Notebook: Is the draft a success?

Let’s rewind the clock back to the morning of June 9th, about seven hours before the draft. Rumors were slowly creeping out that the Pirates would draft Tony Sanchez with the number four pick, ranked as the 32nd best prospect in the draft according to Baseball America. Later in the day Keith Law would break the news that the Pirates had reached a pre-draft deal with Sanchez, which sent most Pirates fans in to a frenzy. My...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/8/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker hit his 11th homer of the year, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0 for 3. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks to get the win. AA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/5/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off today. AA The Result: Altoona lost 9-0 to Portland. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5 with a double. -Pedro Alvarez went 0 for 2 with two walks. Other Game Notes: Shelby Ford, in his first game at AA since being demoted, went 0 for 3 with a walk. Miles Durham went 2 for 4 with two doubles. Kyle Bloom pitched 3.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned)...

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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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