Prospect Watch: Nine Strikeouts From Irwin, Avila Homers Again

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.25) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 0.00) - DNP 3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.314) - 1-for-4 5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/23/12

Bradenton is two games back in their division, with 11 games left. West Virginia is a 1.5 games out in their division, with 11 games left on the season. Indianapolis has an 11 game lead in their division with 12 games left to their schedule.  The GCL Pirates have four games(counting the completion of yesterday’s game) left and both DSL affiliates have three games left in their regular season. The GCL Pirates are one game out of...

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Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/19

Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really was. The formula for...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/14/12

Indianapolis, Altoona and Bradenton all had off yesterday. All three teams resume their schedule tonight. State College is now on their All-Star break.  They resume play at home on Wednesday night. The GCL Pirates had their game suspended in the 9th inning yesterday. The game will be completed today prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (74-49) @...

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Tyler Waldron Promoted to Altoona, McPherson Making Triple-A Debut

UPDATE 12:20 PM: Kyle McPherson is listed as the starter tonight in Indianapolis on the MiLB.com schedule page. He will be making his Triple-A debut. 12:12 PM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned. Waldron will start tonight against Bowie. The original scheduled starter was Kyle McPherson, who was promoted to Indianapolis the other day. Waldron had a 5.09 ERA...

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