Daily Prospect Profile: Tyler Waldron

Yesterday, Tyler Waldron was transferred out of West Virginia with a destination of “TBA”.  At this time of year, that could mean a lot of things, one of which being a trade rumor.  For Waldron, it ended up meaning a promotion to Bradenton.  Looking at the numbers, you wouldn’t guess that he’s ready for a promotion to the next level.  However, his numbers have been a bit misleading to how good he has pitched....

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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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