Pirates Notebook: The value of signing early

If you’ve been checking out the daily prospect watch articles, you would notice that two Pirates 2008 draft picks have really been tearing it up lately. First round pick Pedro Alvarez has gotten off to a hot start at AA, hitting for a .333 average, a .981 OPS, and an 18.30 AB/HR ratio in 183 at-bats. Since the start of July, Alvarez is hitting .367, with a 1.046 OPS, and a 19.75 AB/HR ratio in 158 at-bats. Alvarez was hitting...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/15/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis beat Columbus 7-0. -Jose Tabata went 3 for 5 with two runs and a steal.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Daniel McCutchen pitched six shutout innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and striking out five. Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0 for 5. Neil Walker went 2 for 5. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 3 playing first base. AA The Result: Altoona lost 4-2...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/10/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Columbus. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 2 with a walk. -Daniel McCutchen pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing seven hits, no walks, and striking out seven for his 11th win of the season. Other Game Notes: Interesting note, Robinzon Diaz got the start at third base tonight, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0...

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Draft Pick Signing Updates

Just a few updates today to the Draft Pick Signing Tracker: -When I was on vacation, the Pirates signed fifth round pick Nathan Baker. Baker received $176,000, which was $400 below slot for the 145th overall pick. -The Pirates have now spent at least $5,061,900 in the draft, not counting most of the signings past the tenth round, for which I have no figures. They’ve spent $4,936,900 in the top 10 rounds. I’ve been keeping...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/3/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 6-2 against Durham. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 5.-Argenis Diaz did not play. Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a stolen base. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with a homer and three runs. Brian Myrow and Chris Barnwell also homered for...

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