Tag: Colton Cain

First Pitch: Revisiting the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. Coincidentally, one day later, Rudy Owens made his Major League debut for the Houston Astros. Owens didn’t fare well, giving up five runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings of work. But the end of Rodriguez’s tenure in Pittsburgh, and the debut of Owens give […]
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First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the...

In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those pitchers could one day emerge as a top of the rotation option, which is something the Pirates hadn’t seen in their system for a long time. So far none of those […]
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First Pitch: The 2009 Draft Class Lacking Impact Talent

Today we finished up the Bradenton Marauders recap, which means we’ve wrapped up all of the prep pitchers from the 2009 draft. There are still players from the 2009 draft to cover in the upper levels of the farm system. However, since a bulk of the draft was focused on those prep pitchers, this would […]
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The Departed – Grossman, Owens, Cain

Taking a look at what the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade
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Prospect Watch: Doubleheaders and Good Pitching by Altoona

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 4.71) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.27) – DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.279) – 1-for-6, BB 4. Alen […]
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Minor League Schedule: 7/21/12

Indianapolis has a doubleheader today. No starter has been announced yet for game two. State College was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader on Sunday.  Altoona was unable to play their doubleheader yesterday due to a lengthy rain delay and a 1am curfew. They will play a doubleheader today. West Virginia will finish […]
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Minor League Schedule: 7/16/12

Colton Cain will get the start for Bradenton tonight. Since the FSL All-Star break, he has gone 2-1 1.80 in five starts, pitching a total of 30 innings. Prior to the All-Star break he had a 6.05 ERA over nine starts with 38.2 innings pitched. Indianapolis expanded their division lead to 12 games yesterday. Their […]
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Minor League Schedule: 7/11/12

Indianapolis is on their All-Star break. They resume their schedule on Thursday. Starling Marte, Rudy Owens and Jordy Mercer will represent the International League in the AAA All-Star game. Altoona is also on their All-Star break. They resume their schedule Thursday night in Akron. Both the AA and AAA All-Star games will be played tonight. […]
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Minor League Schedule: 7/5/12

Indianapolis has now won eight games in a row and they currently have the best record in the International League. After a 29-41 record in the first half of the season, which was the worst record in the Florida State League, Bradenton now leads their division for the second half title run. A full recap […]
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Minor League Schedule: 6/30/12

Colton Cain gets the start tonight for Bradenton at home against Palm Beach. He has pitched well in his last two outings, allowing just five hits over 11.2 innings. Right-handed batters are hitting only .206 against the lefty, while left-handed batters are hitting a surprisingly high, .308 against him. Colton issued four walks in his […]
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