Pirates Prospect Interview: Brandon Cumpton

Right-hander Brandon Cumpton pitched well for the Pirates last season, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.05 ERA in five spot starts. The 25-year old was a combined 6-8 at Double A Altoona and Triple A Indianapolis with a 3.62 ERA.'s George Von Benko spoke with Cumpton about his prospects for the upcoming season.
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton To Start Game Two of Today’s Double Header

Brandon Cumpton has been named the starter for game two of today’s double header. Earlier today David Todd of ESPN 970 first reported today that he was hearing Cumpton would be joining the Pirates. Source tells me Brandon Cumpton joining #Pirates today. If verified he would start game 2. Expect Martin to catch AJ. Sanchez to catch Cump. — David Todd (@DTonPirates) July 30, 2013...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton Used Andrew W.K.'s "Party Hard" As Walk-Up Music

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...
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton survives first start but Pittsburgh Pirates fall in extra innings

Brandon Cumpton Neil Walker and Travis Snider helped the Pittsburgh Pirates come from behind and forced extra innings, but Vin Mazzaro surrendered 2 runs in the 11th inning that allowed the Dodgers to knock off the Pirates 5-3. Brandon Cumpton was not expected to move mountains in his spot start for the Pirates, but he gave them a chance to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on...
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Notebook: Why Brandon Cumpton Over Andy Oliver?

Brandon Cumpton faces Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers for his MLB debut. Brandon Cumpton makes his Major League debut for the Pirates on Saturday afternoon facing the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park. If his promotion came as a surprise to Pittsburgh fans, it was even more surprising for Cumpton. “I was shocked. I had no idea,” Cumpton said Friday. “I didn’t see it coming...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Call Up Brandon Cumpton – Will Start Against Dodgers

Brandon Cumpston‘s minor league contract has been purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates and he is expected to start Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cumpton is not considered a high prospect, ranking 25th in the Pirate’s organization, but the 24-year-old has been solid for AAA Indianapolis, tossing a 3.31 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 66 AAA innings.The Pirates are off...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton gets a tall task in his big league debut

For the second time in one turn of their rotation, the Pirates are going to put a starting pitcher on the mound with absolutely no big league experience. Brandon Cumpton makes his big league debut today out of necessity more than anything; with AJ Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez and Jeanmar Gomez and Kyle McPherson and Phil Irwin on the disabled list and James McDonald struggling during...
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Book on Brandon Cumpton

Brandon Cumpton will make his major league debut tomorrow. Earlier today we heard a report that Brandon Cumpton would be starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Later, Clint Hurdle confirmed the report, which means it’s time for another installment of “The Book”. Or “The Book on”. I don’t know, I’ve only done this twice, and after the first time Phil Irwin...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Comin’ Straight Outta Cumpton

Word is that Brandon Cumpton will make his major league debut tomorrow.  I’m not sure who won the race for that hashtag but we’re giving credit to The Angry Fan credit. It’s certainly the best and surely what I’ll be using on Twitter. If you want to be one of the cool kids you’d better…
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Cumpton Will Start for Pirates on Saturday

Cumpton has posted a 3.31 ERA for Triple-A Indianapolis. Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make Saturday’s start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Chelsa Messinger, Sports Anchor for the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. Congrats to Former @GT_Baseball Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make his major league debut on Saturday for the #Pirates — Chelsa Messinger (@ChelsaMessinger...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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