Gerrit Cole Video From Pirate City

Gerrit Cole was throwing a bullpen session here at Pirate City, under the instruction of Jim Benedict.  I caught the last few pitches on camera.  My favorite part is the second pitch in the video.  Cole goes for an inside fastball to a left hander and drills the batting dummy.  Jim Benedict’s reaction can be heard: “That’s my favorite...

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Luis Heredia Video Recaps

Luis Heredia wrapped up his first season as a pro this week, making his final start on August 25th.  Terry Mathews was in attendance for two of his final starts, and captured the following videos of Heredia’s outings. 8/13/11 – Terry’s Recap Here 8/25/11 – Terry’s Recap...

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Video: Jameson Taillon’s Debut

Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon made his professional debut on Wednesday, pitching for the West Virginia Power against the Hagerstown Suns.  For a recap of the game, along with quotes from Taillon, West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson, and Pirates’ farm director Kyle Stark, check out my story from Wednesday night.  Since I was in attendance for the start, I got video of Taillon’s debut.  This was...

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Anthony Rendon Video Recap

This past weekend I watched Anthony Rendon play a three game series, and got some video of his work at the plate.  There wasn’t much video to get the first two days, as he was intentionally walked five times in two days.  Here is video of the at-bats where he was pitched to.  He struck out looking a few times, some on borderline calls.  There were also some pitches that he passed up and should have probably taken.  For the most...

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Zack Von Rosenberg Video From Pirate City

Earlier this week I posted a video of Jameson Taillon pitching against the New York Yankees’ farm system in a Spring Training game at Pirate City.  After Taillon pitched three innings, Zack Von Rosenberg came on to pitch the next four innings.  Von Rosenberg mostly sat in the 88-90 MPH range with his fastball, and got hit hard at times, as he mostly worked on fastball command.  He did display a nice curveball, getting a few...

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