All posts tagged "Trent Stevenson"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the 2009 Draft

    In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those pitchers could one day emerge as a top of the rotation option, which is something the Pirates hadn't seen in their system for a long time. So far...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2009 Draft Class Lacking Impact Talent

    Today we finished up the Bradenton Marauders recap, which means we've wrapped up all of the prep pitchers from the 2009 draft. There are still players from the 2009 draft to cover in the upper levels of the farm system. However, since a bulk of the draft was focused on those prep...

  • Transactions
    2009 Seventh Round Pick Trent Stevenson Retires

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Trent Stevenson has retired, and has been placed on the "Voluntary Retirement" list by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stevenson was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, and was given a $350,000 bonus to break his commitment to the University of Arizona. Stevenson had struggled the last...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Reviewing the Progress of the 2009 Prep Pitchers

    My process for evaluating players out of high school is simple. I don't really start grading players heavily until what would have been their junior year of college. There are exceptions to this rule, such as the obvious highly touted Jameson Taillon and Josh Bell type players. But for the most part,...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Trent Stevenson

    Stevenson has been working on his slider this year. Last night I saw Trent Stevenson pitch four innings in West Virginia, allowing one run on two walks and three hits.  Stevenson had a rough start to the year, with a 4.76 ERA in April, and a 9.64 ERA in 14 innings in...

  • Analysis
    West Virginia Wins In 14 Innings

    Grovatt came through with the game winning hit tonight. The West Virginia Power won a marathon game tonight, taking a 5-4 victory over the Lexington Legends in 14 innings.  West Virginia entered the bottom of the 9th inning trailing by a run, but Rogelios Noris came through with a towering shot with...

  • Analysis
    Grading the Results from the Fastball Academy

    Every pitcher must pitch off their fastball and you would think that reinforcing the location of it would be a first step for every organization. Most likely it is, but the Pirates have placed extra emphasis on it.

  • Analysis
    2011 West Virginia Power Roster Announced

    Curry will be the starting first baseman in West Virginia. The West Virginia Power have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Elias Diaz, Kawika Emsley-Pai, Jairo Marquez Infielders: Eric Avila, Matt Curry,...

  • Analysis
    2011 West Virginia Power Preview: Bullpen

    Cumpton could see a lot of innings this year, even if he works out of the bullpen. Today we wrap up the 2011 West Virginia Power preview with a look at the bullpen.  So far we've covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers.  Normally this is the part where I would...

  • Analysis
    2011 West Virginia Power Preview: Starting Pitchers

    So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in West Virginia during the 2011 season.  Today we'll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in West Virginia this year.  Figuring out the starting rotation in West Virginia could be tricky.  The Pirates have a ton of...

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