2011 West Virginia Power Preview: Starting Pitchers

So far we’ve looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in West Virginia during the 2011 season.  Today we’ll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in West Virginia this year.  Figuring out the starting rotation in West Virginia could be tricky.  The Pirates have a ton of possibilities from the drafts over the last few years.  There’s the 2009 prep pitchers, the prep pitchers at...

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Zack Von Rosenberg Video From Pirate City

Earlier this week I posted a video of Jameson Taillon pitching against the New York Yankees’ farm system in a Spring Training game at Pirate City.  After Taillon pitched three innings, Zack Von Rosenberg came on to pitch the next four innings.  Von Rosenberg mostly sat in the 88-90 MPH range with his fastball, and got hit hard at times, as he mostly worked on fastball command.  He did display a nice curveball, getting a few...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Starting Pitchers

So far we’ve looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Bradenton during the 2011 season.  Today we’ll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in Bradenton this year: The Prospects The Bradenton rotation at the start of the year won’t have any standout prospects.  None of the options that will be pitching in the rotation rank in the top 20 prospects in the system. There are a few...

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A Tale of Projectability

We often hear about “projectability” with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s.  It’s for that reason that top high school draft picks like Tim Alderson never see a velocity increase, while an...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Top 10 Prospects

Over the last two weeks we’ve been counting down the Pirates Prospects 2011 Top 10 Prospects, ending today with 2010 first round pick Jameson Taillon.  Here is the recap of the top 10, with links to the individual write-ups: 1. Jameson Taillon 2. Starling Marte 3. Tony Sanchez 4. Stetson Allie 5. Luis Heredia 6. Bryan Morris 7. Rudy Owens 8. Jeff Locke 9. Zack Von Rosenberg 10. Colton Cain The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect...

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