Spikes Rally Behind Yhonathan Barrios, Bullpen for 5-3 Win

The Spikes came from behind to beat the Staten Island Yankees 5-3 at Medlar field on Thursday night. Starter Jake Burnette spotted the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and Yankee starter Corey Black was impressive in his five scoreless innings. In the sixth, the Spikes scored three to tie the score behind singles from Jared LaKind, Yhonathan Barrios, and Tyler Gaffney (RBI), aided by a ground out RBI from Ryan Hornback and a wild pitch to score...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Yhonathan Barrios

In 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a few minor splashes in the international market, spending $1 M between Exicardo Cayonez, Jodaneli Carvajal, and Yhonathan Barrios.  Barrios, signed for $250 K out of Colombia, didn’t get off to the best start in 2009 with the VSL Pirates.  He hit for a .241/.309/.346 line.  Yet his talent was enough for the Pirates to promote him to the US for the 2010 season.  Unfortunately, Barrios...

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2011 GCL Pirates Preview: Position Players

The GCL Pirates began their season on Monday.  Below is a look at the position players who will start the year on the 2011 GCL roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the pitchers. Catcher Joey Schoenfeld returns to the Gulf Coast League, after spending parts of the last two seasons at the level.  Schoenfeld was a 10th round pick in the 2009 draft, and signed late, only getting 14 at-bats at the level.  Last year he...

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