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Stolmy Pimentel makes his AAA debut and Jamestown opens their season tonight, their first game as an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Altoona is off today. Bradenton was on their All-Star break until today. West Virginia goes on their All-Star break today. They will resume play on Thursday. Both Dominican Summer League teams were off yesterday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.
Pimentel has pitched well recently after a tough month of May Photo Credit: Mark Olson
AAA: Indianapolis (46-25) @ Norfolk (38-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Stolmy Pimentel (NR)
Yesterday’s Result: Durham 5, Indianapolis 2
Stolmy Pimentel will make his first start for Indianapolis tonight. With Altoona, Pimentel was 4-3, 3.61 in 13 starts. He pitched a total of 77.1 innings, allowing 74 hits, eight homers and 35 walks. He recorded 61 strikeouts, had a 1.09 GO/AO ratio and a .252 BAA. In his last start, Pimentel went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, six walks and he struck out five batters. In his prior start, he struck out seven batters over six innings, picking up the win at home against Reading.
AA: Altoona (30-37) vs New Hampshire (33-36) 7:00pm 6/18
Probable starter: David Bromberg (3-6, 3.66)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 2, Trenton 1
Altoona is off today. When they resume play on Tuesday, they will play three at home, then three on the road, then back home for three, before going back on the road. Altoona is in last place in their division, though they trail first place by just six games. They are 7-3 in their last ten and they have won five in a row. The Curve have a 16-17 home record. They are last in the 12 team Eastern League with a .236 team average and also with a .687 OPS.
High-A: Bradenton (26-39) @ Jupiter (33-32) 6:35pm
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton was off yesterday
The Marauders return from their All-Star break today. No starter has been named for today’s game yet. We will update this post when one is announced. Bradenton is in last place in their division, 17.5 games behind first place Fort Myers. When they return to action today, they will play three games on the road against Jupiter, three at home against Charlotte and then go back on the road for six games. They will play 17 straight days without a day off.
Low-A: West Virginia (37-33) vs Lakewood (26-41) 7:05pm 6/20
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Greensboro 7, West Virginia 5
West Virginia is off today. They are on their All-Star break and won’t return until Thursday. They finished the first half of the season in third place, 2.5 games behind Hagerstown. The Power will open the second half with seven home games, four against Lakewood and three against Hagerstown. West Virginia is sending six players to the South Atlantic All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (0-0) @ Mahoning Valley (0-0) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Isaac Sanchez (NR)
Isaac Sanchez will start on Opening Day. The 20-year-old righty has made just one career start over his first three seasons in pro ball. He spent most of last season in the Gulf Coast League, joining State College for three relief appearance. Sanchez pitched well in his 24 innings in the GCL, posting a 3.00 ERA, a .227 BAA and he struck out 19 batters. In the NYPL, he had some troubles, allowing six runs on eight hits and four walks in four innings. Sanchez has allowed just one homer in his career.
DSL: Pirates1 (6-7) vs Mets2 (7-6) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 were off
DSL: Pirates2 (7-5) vs Reds (3-10) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates2 were off
6/15 Stolmy Pimentel promoted to Indianapolis.
6/13 Jeanmar Gomez added to Indianapolis roster on rehab assignment.
6/13 Pirates announce signings of ten draft picks.
6/13 Gregory Polanco promoted to Altoona.
6/12 Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis
6/11 Kirk Singer added to Bradenton roster.
6/10 Nick Kingham promoted to Altoona.
6/9 Daniel Grovatt placed on disabled list.
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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. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to an over-slot deal with eighth round pick Neil Kozikowski, Pirates Prospects has learned from a source with knowledge of the discussions. The deal is for $425,000, which is $155,400 over-slot for the eighth round.
After signing second rounder Blake Taylor to an under-slot deal, the Pirates have $266,000 for over-slot deals without any penalties...
Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level,...
In the last few weeks the Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of prospect promotions. Gerrit Cole was promoted to the majors. Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel moved up to Triple-A. This week saw Nick Kingham and Gregory Polanco get promotions to Altoona. With half of the minor league season in the books, we should start seeing more and more moves.
I get asked “When will Player A...
Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility.
*Game Score is a stat created by Bill James...
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Gerrit Cole struck out just one hitter but was an out away from his second quality start. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Yes, that was Gerrit Cole making his second Major League start Sunday, even though you could have easily confused it for a replay of his debut. The phenom prospect threw the same number of fastballs, allowed the same number of...
For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.
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Result: Mets2 4, Pirates 3 in 10 innings
Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (0-1, 7.45) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0...
On Saturday, the Pirates called up AAA pitcher Brandon Cumpton to make a start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adding another pitcher was huge, seeing that the starting rotation was slowly settling in with super-rook Gerrit Cole making his vaunted debut earlier in the week. Cumpton one-upped his more-highly-lauded teammate in the strikeout department, striking out the side in the...
There was a lot of news on the site today. At certain points of the day we were posting an article and immediately starting on the next update. That didn’t leave for a lot of time to process any of the individual moves. Some of them might have even been lost in the mix. So I wanted to recap the day, with some overall thoughts on some of the moves.
In the 2008 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a player they envisioned would lock down third base for years to come and more importantly the cleanup spot in the batting order for years to come. It has been a work in progress, as Pedro Alvarez has yet to do the latter, but in reality, Alvarez is right on schedule when compared to other power hitters and could become the new Adam...
The 2013 Jamestown Jammers season begins today. Some of you may be wondering “Who are the Jamestown Jammers?” The Pirates used to have their short-season A-ball affiliate in State College. The contract with the Spikes ended last year, and the Spikes opted to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Thus the Pirates moved their short-season A-ball team to Jamestown. Everything is the...
Eliecer Navarro will be promoted to Altoona.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote left-hander Eliecer Navarro to Altoona this week. John Eshleman was covering the Altoona Curve tonight, and Navarro was with the team. He is expected to make his first start this week, which will probably come on Tuesday.
Navarro had a 2.86 ERA in 69.1 innings with Bradenton this year, along with a 62...
Rookie Gerrit Cole won again, getting home run help from Pedro Alvarez and pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday.
Cole (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2-3 innings. The top pick from the 2011 draft won in his big league debut last week.
Alvarez snapped a 2-all tie when he connected off Zack Greinke (3-2) for a three-run...
This is about as frustrating as losses get. The Pirates went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position tonight against Mike Leake, Tony Cingrani, and Aroldis Chapman. Francisco Liriano turned in one of his smoother starts as a Pirate (six innings, 84 pitches, six strikeouts, five hits, two walks), except that two of the hits he gave up were solo home runs. Bryan Morris followed that...