Tag: Phil Irwin

First Pitch: Phil Irwin a Serious Contender For the Rotation?

Heading into Spring Training, the 5th starter battle seemed to be a two-man race. There was Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson, with guys like...

Pirates Notebook: Locke Gets Hit Hard, Irwin Drawing Some Attention

Jeff Locke had a bit of a rough outing today at McKechnie Field. The left-hander was hit hard, with eight hits in 3.1 innings,...

The Transformation of Phil Irwin From a 21st Round Pick to...

When the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Phil Irwin, he was known as the other pitcher from Mississippi in the 2009 draft. The Pirates also selected...

First Pitch: The Starting Pitching Depth

With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting...

Pirates Add Five to the 40-Man Roster

Today was the deadline to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in December. The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players to the 40-man...

Pirates Prospects 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

In previous years it wasn't difficult to pick the Pitcher of the Year in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system. Kyle McPherson was clearly...

2012 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

It has been awhile since I did a recap of the minor league teams. The last one I did was Bradenton. After that I...

An Early Look at the Results From the 2009 Draft

An early look at the results around MLB from the 2009 draft.

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...

Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they...
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