Tyler Waldron Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred right handed pitcher Tyler Waldron off of the West Virginia roster in a corresponding move to add Colton Cain to the roster.  The move isn’t a big surprise.  Waldron pitched last night, and wouldn’t be available for a few days.  The Pirates have too many pitching options in West Virginia, and constantly transfer guys on and off the roster, sending them out after they make an extended...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

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West Virginia Wins In 14 Innings

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 two outs, sending the game in to extra innings, tied at 4-4.  The score stayed the same until the 14th inning, when Dan Grovatt hit a bases loaded single, bringing home Noris for the winning...

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Interview with Jeff Johnson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent a lot of money and high draft picks the last few years on pitching, especially young prep pitchers.  A lot of those prep pitchers are pitching in West Virginia this year, giving West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson one of the most important assignments in the organization.  I spoke with Johnson at the West Virginia media day prior to the start of the 2011 season.  Note that this interview...

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2011 West Virginia Power Roster Announced

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, Justin Howard, Drew Maggi, Kevin Mort, Gift Ngoepe, Andy Vasquez Outfielders: Dan Grovatt, Rogelios Noris, Mel Rojas Jr Pitchers: Ryan Beckman, Colton Cain, Brandon Cumpton, Kevin...

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