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 possibilities from the drafts over the last few years.  There’s the 2009 prep pitchers, the prep pitchers at...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Bullpen

Today we wrap up the 2011 Brdenton Marauders preview with a look at the bullpen.  So far we’ve covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers.  When you get as low as A-ball, you’re not going to have a lot of top bullpen prospects.  Most of the top arms, even ones that are projected as future bullpen pieces, are in the rotation to maximize their innings.  The guys who are in the bullpen might have a shot at...

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Tyler Waldron Video Recap

Tyler Waldron was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round of the 2010 draft, signing for a slot-level price of $173,500.  He was coming off a junior year in which he put up a 5.90 ERA in 61 innings at Oregon State, with an 8.3 K/9 ratio and a 2.2 BB/9 ratio.  Waldron began his professional career with the State College Spikes, and pitched 64.2 innings.  In those innings he put up a 3.90 ERA, along with a 5.4 K/9 and a 1.5...

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Vote: The Next Video Recap

Last week I did a video recap of new Pirates prospect Aaron Thompson, showing him going up against his new teammates from the 2010 Altoona Curve.  I’m planning on doing a new recap every week, ideally on Wednesday.  I’ll leave the next recap up to you.  The choices are Brett Lorin, Zac Fuesser, or Tyler Waldron.  You can vote for your choice below, and the winner will be featured on Wednesday. Take Our...

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Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now. Tim 1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP 2....

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