Tag: Matthew Benedict

Prospect Notebook: Situational Pitching

After two weeks of watching bullpen sessions, live batting practice, fielding drills, and every other activity that wasn’t a game, I was looking forward to the start of the schedule in minor league camp. That schedule started today, with the first three days listed as camp days. Usually that means intrasquad games at the end […]
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Interview With 30th Round Pick Matt Benedict

Matt Benedict was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Benedict, a right handed pitcher, was a senior out of Western Carolina University, and signed quickly after the draft with the Pirates.  He was placed in the State College rotation, where he made the start for the home opener. […]
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2011 State College Spikes Preview: Pitchers

The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes’ roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players. Over-Slot Prep Arms The top prospect at the level will be Stetson Allie, the 2010 second round pick […]
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Pirates Sign Four More Draft Picks

The State College Spikes will be starting their season on Friday, and several players from the 2011 draft will make their way on to the State College roster this season.  Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times mentions that four 2011 draft picks are already in camp with the State College roster. The four players […]
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Rounds 26-30: Backup Plans and Organizational Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a few prep players in the 26-30 rounds, as well as two college players to round out the draft.  In the last two years the Pirates have drafted seven prep players in their ten picks during this area of the draft, but haven’t signed any of them.  They’ve also signed three […]
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