Baker will make his first start of the 2011 season today.

For a more in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Today's starting pitchers are the best group so far according to Pirates Prospects rankings in our 2011 Prospect Guide. Rudy Owens is ranked 7th among prospects while Colton Cain came in at 10th, Aaron Pribanic ranked 28th and Nathan Baker came in at 29th making the first time all four teams were running pitchers out there ranked in our top 30. Lineups will be posted down below later tonight as soon as they are made available.

AAA: Indianapolis (0-4) VS Toledo (1-3) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (12-6 2.46 last year with Altoona)

Game notes: Rudy Owens makes his first start of the year today still trying...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.