Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-3 to Columbus.  Hayden Penn pitched 7.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma allowed two inherited runners to score, picking up a blown save.  Jean Machi pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one. Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-5...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Durham 9-1.  Hayden Penn had a good start, going six innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, with three walks and nine strikeouts.  Penn has looked good in his last three starts, combining for 18 innings, two unearned runs, ten hits allowed, seven walks and 18 strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  Steven...

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Pirates sign Tyler Waldron and Vincent Payne

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks: fifth round pick, Tyler Waldron, and 12th round pick Vincent Payne.  The two right handed pitchers bring the signing total up to eight for the 2010 draft class. Waldron had a down year at Oregon State in 2010, before ending up as the team’s closer.  He is probably best as a reliever, as he has a plus fastball that ranges 89-94 MPH, and a plus slider that he uses...

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Bucs ink 5th and 12th round draft picks

The Pirates signed two draft picks today, Tyler Waldron (RHP – 5th round) and Vincent Payne (RHP – 12th round).

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