Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-1, thanks to a solid start from Daniel McCutchen.  McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  The good outing isn’t a big surprise, since McCutchen had a 3.47 ERA in 142.2 innings at the AAA level in 2009.  He just needs to carry his success over to the major league level.  Michael Dubee made his AAA...

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Kevin Hart cut, McCutchen the 5th starter

As I was about to fly out of Dulles today, heading down to Florida, I saw that Kevin Hart was cut, which was a big surprise.  I had a lot of time to think about the move today, between flying down to Fort Lauderdale, talking about the move with my Dad over Primanti Brothers sandwiches, and driving my wife’s car from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton.  Some thoughts: Since the Pirates only need a fifth starter one time...

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Pirates sign Wilfredo Ledezma and international free agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed left handed pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma to a minor league contract today.  Ledezma, who turns 29 in January, has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors, with a career 5.17 ERA, a 6.2 K/9 ratio, and a 4.4 BB/9 ratio.  Ledezma isn’t much of a LOOGY, with a career .292 BAA versus left handers in the majors, compared to a .274 BAA versus right handers. Ledezma had a 4.17 ERA in 58.1 innings...

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