2010 State College Spikes Preview

Is it a bad thing that I’m going to be more interested in watching the State College Spikes once their season begins, than watching the West Virginia Power, a level above State College?  It’s not that I don’t like the prospects at West Virginia.  It’s just that it’s hard to top what State College has to offer this year, at least at the start of the season. The big thing to watch for will be the...

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State College Spikes Roster Announced

The 2010 State College Spikes will begin their season on Friday, on the road against Williamsport.  The 2010 roster has been announced by Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times.  The roster is as follows: PITCHERS Brooks PoundersEliecer NavarroJarryd SullivanJustin EnnisKevin DeckerMitchell FienemannSandobal SeptimoTeddy FallonZac FuesserZach Von RosenbergZack Dodson CATCHERS Jairo MarquezMatt SkirvingMiguel Mendez...

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Notes: Injuries, International Prospects, Aure, 2010 Draft

A few notes from today: -Dejan Kovacevic reports that three prospects will be out until mid-season.  Those prospects are Brett Lorin (hip surgery), Colton Cain (minor back surgery), and Zach Fuesser (broken finger).  Lorin is the biggest loss in my opinion, mostly because I didn’t expect Cain to pitch that much until mid-season, kind of like the approach we saw from Quinton Miller last year.  Fuesser is more of a...

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Notes: Minors, Walker, Ranaudo, 2010 Draft, Dynasty

A few notes from the last few days: -Jennifer Langosch had some great notes on several minor league players yesterday.  A brief summary: Pedro Alvarez will remain at third base, but that could be influenced by the play of Andy LaRoche or Jeff Clement. The key for Neil Walker is hitting.  The article includes a quote from Kyle Stark saying the Pirates will find a place for Walker if he improves that area of his game. Jose...

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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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