A Tale of Projectability

We often hear about “projectability” with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s.  It’s for that reason that top high school draft picks like Tim Alderson never see a velocity increase, while an...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/1

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 11-6 to Norfolk.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits, with six walks and two strikeouts.  Travis Chick pitched an inning, allowing three runs on four hits.  Daniel Moskos allowed five runs on four hits in an inning of work, with two homers allowed. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a homer, his 19th of the year, and two RBIs.  Mitch...

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Spikes Overrun By Late ‘Cutters Rally in 9-5 Defeat

SPIKES OVERRUN BY LATE ‘CUTTERS RALLY IN 9-5 DEFEAT BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE – Cole White accounted for four of the State College Spikes’ five runs, but a six-run eighth inning propelled the Williamsport Crosscutters to a 9-5 win at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Wednesday night. White’s two-run double in the third inning, coupled with the runs he scored in the third and in the fifth, helped put State College (20-19) ahead,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Charlotte 17-11.  Michael Crotta pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched one inning, allowing two runs on a walk and a hit.  Daniel Moskos pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  Jean Machi allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in an inning of work. Brandon Moss went...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/13/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star break. BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+) Bradenton was off today. WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A) West Virginia was off today. STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season) State College lost 3-1 to Vermont.  Tyler Waldron got the start, allowing one run on four hits in five innings, with a walk...

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