Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

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Von Rosenberg Exits Early in 12-5 Loss

I stayed around an extra day to see Zack Von Rosenberg pitch.  I also found out yesterday that I’d be seeing Brooks Pounders at some point today.  Neither plan worked out.  Von Rosenberg lasted less than an inning, allowing seven runs in 0.2 innings.  That brought Pounders on early.  Unfortunately, after warming up, the right hander was ruled ineligible. Pounders was originally supposed to start a suspension tonight, but West...

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The View From the Booth: Joe Putnam

Starting this month, Pirates Prospects will be introducing a new feature to the site called “The View From the Booth”.  On the fourth Monday of every month, we will interview a different broadcaster from one of the minor league affiliates, getting their opinion on how the team they follow looks, as well as some insight on that level of the system.  With the 2011 draft recently taking place, and new players entering the...

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Interview with Jeff Johnson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent a lot of money and high draft picks the last few years on pitching, especially young prep pitchers.  A lot of those prep pitchers are pitching in West Virginia this year, giving West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson one of the most important assignments in the organization.  I spoke with Johnson at the West Virginia media day prior to the start of the 2011 season.  Note that this interview...

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Pirates Prospects on Extra Innings: 4/15

Yesterday I recorded two segments with David Todd of Extra Innings on 104.7 FM.  The first interview is scheduled to run tonight on the post game show, and again on Sunday night.  You can listen to a live stream here. We discussed some of the early results of the minor league season, focusing on Zack Von Rosenberg, Colton Cain, Jeffrey Inman, Alex Presley, and Quincy Latimore.  We also recorded a segment on the draft, and my trip to...

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