Top prospect in the Pirates system, Gerrit Cole, gets the third start of his professional career tonight at home against Ft. Myers. The Pirates made a handful of minor league moves yesterday, including the promotion of Tim Alderson to AAA and the return of Stetson Allie to the West Virginia roster. A.J. Burnett will make a rehab start Saturday night in Altoona. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Cole will get his third professional start tonight

Triple-A: Indianapolis (6-8) VS Columbus (9-6) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes (1-0 6.00)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 0 Columbus 4 (game story here)

Jo-Jo Reyes will be making his second start of the season tonight. His first start came on Sunday against Toledo, when he went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on...

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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.