Tag: Brad Lincoln

2011 ZiPS projections

I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

Should the Pirates start spending this offseason? – Part Two

In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I completed that post by promising a part two. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.

Alvarez, Lincoln, Tabata are Top IL Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2010 International League (scouting reports for subscribers here).  Pedro Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata...

Lincoln to Indianapolis; Donnelly DFA’d

The Pirates demoted rookie pitcher Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Indianapolis after his poor start this afternoon. They also designated veteran reliever Brendan Donnelly for assignment. The team is expected to announce corresponding roster moves before Tuesday's game in Colorado.

A quick look at Brad Lincoln’s pitch location

Unfortunately, due to real life responsibilities, I have been unable to watch either of Brad Lincoln's past two starts. However, I wanted to share a quick nugget of Pitch f/x data that I noticed this morning. Click here to see a pitch location comparison between Lincoln's start last night and his June 30th start in which he threw seven shutout innings.

Lincoln/Tabata Debut – Live Blog

Welcome to the PLC live blog of the major league debut for Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata. I am using the Cover It Live software, but I will only be providing occasional updates. If you are looking for a full-blown chat, Raise the Jolly Roger is the place to go. I will kick things off around 6:45 PM.

The importance of managing expectations

Brad LincolnAs long-suffering Pirates fans, we are desperate for some sort of hope. With an awful major league team, that hope generally resides in the minor leagues. Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata, the first of three prospects labeled by some as “The Big Three” before the season, are making their major league debuts tonight. With Pedro Alvarez knocking on the door, it is easy for us as fans to get caught up in the excitement of these potential tides of change. But it is important to keep our expectations reasonable.

Eveland to the bullpen

Dejan Kovacevic reports that Dana Eveland will move to the bullpen with the addition of Brad Lincoln. Jeff Karstens will remain in the rotation.

Clement to AAA; Tabata and Lincoln joining the Pirates

The Pirates designated reliever Jack Taschner for assignment tonight, and optioned Jeff Clement to Triple-A Indianapolis. Taschner will be replaced by Brad Lincoln, but the second roster move will not be announced until Wednesday. There are unconfirmed rumblings that Jose Tabata will be the one promoted to Pittsburgh.

Huntington: Lincoln a candidate to make his debut on Wednesday

A few minutes ago on his weekly radio show, Neal Huntington stated that Brad Lincoln is definitely a candidate to make his major league debut on Wednesday night. Huntington would not confirm either way.
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