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Alex Dickerson Wins Two Awards and Celebrates With Four Hit Night

Alex Dickerson was named Altoona’s MVP and the Eastern League Rookie of the Year. Before the game Sunday, Alex Dickerson was named as the Curve team MVP and as the Eastern League Rookie of the Year. In the first inning, Dickerson put an exclamation point on both awards as he hit a three-run home run to right field to highlight an eight-run inning for the Curve in a 8-3 victory...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Howard Homers Again in Altoona Curve Loss

For the second consecutive night Justin Howard hit  a solo home-run to give the Altoona Curve a lead. The Curve were unable to hold on as the Senators came roaring back to win the game 5-3. The Curve not only lost the series against the Senators but this also marks the third straight series loss for the club. Harrisburg got off to a quick start against Curve lefty Eliecer Navarro...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Performers: West Virginia Hitters Leading a Playoff Push

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,...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

B-Mets Drop Tough One In Extras, 2-1

Altoona 2, Binghamton 1 Altoona Curve catcher Carlos Paulino stroked a pinch-hit, walk-off single in the bottom of the thirteenth inning to hand the Binghamton Mets a 2-1 loss at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Thursday night. The B-Mets pounded out 10 hits, but went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 runners in the rubber match loss. Pitching in his third inning...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Gorski Dominates, But Bullpen Can’t Hold Lead In 3-2 B-Mets Loss

Altoona 3, Binghamton 2 The Altoona Curve scored two runs in the eighth inning and defeated the Binghamton Mets, 3-2, in come-from-behind fashion on Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Adam Kolarek failed to preserve a one-run lead, surrendering three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single to Alex Dickerson, in the decisive inning. Related Content Audio Highlights Game...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Binghamton Squeaks Out 3-2 Win Over Altoona

The Binghamton Mets mustered just five hits, but squeaked past the Altoona Curve, 3-2, on Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Wilfredo Tovar and Blake Forsythe each provided run-producing extra-base hits and three B-Mets relievers combined for 3-2/3 scoreless innings of relief in the series opener. Binghamton pieced together a pair of singles and received some help from the...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Santos Walks Off in Altoona; Jamestown With Another Shutout

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...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jameson Taillon strong as Altoona wins 5th straight

The Altoona Curve completed a three-game sweep of the Trenton Thunder on Sunday with a 2-1 victory, their fifth in a row.  Top Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon started for the Curve, spreading out six singles over five innings while only surrendering one earned run in the no decision.  Reliever Quinton Miller picked up the win with a scoreless 6th, while Jhonathan Ramos got the...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Day Three Recap: Ten Players to Highlight the Day Three Picks

In my day three preview I pointed out how the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten some good value prospects on day three of the draft, taking people like Casey Sadler, Phil Irwin, and Adalberto Santos after the 20th round. The problem with that approach is that you don’t always know those guys will be prospects. Sure, you might like those guys due to their numbers, stuff, or whatever...
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Day Three Preview: You Don’t Need Over-Slot Deals to Find Talent

In the past, day three for the Pittsburgh Pirates was all about taking tough to sign players. In 2008 they took Jarek Cunningham, Wes Freeman, and Quinton Miller, giving all three over-slot deals. In 2009 it was Jeff Inman. In 2010 there was Drew Maggi, Ryan Hafner, and Jared LaKind. 2012 didn’t see a lot of over-slot signings, with Candon Myles and Jordan Cooper being close to...
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Sixth Round: Pirates Draft Adam Frazier, SS

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Mississippi State shortstop Adam Frazier in the sixth round of the MLB draft. Frazier hit for a .344/.393/.451 line in 273 at-bats this year. The draft is light on college shortstops, and Frazier is one of the top options, ranked 142nd by Baseball America. Defensively Frazier has an average arm, but strong instincts and good agility and footwork. He...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Oliver and Glasnow Have Big Control Problems; Lots of Power in Indy

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 pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Pimentel struggles but bats rescue Curve in 9-8 victory

Two major stories coming out of Altoona this season have been how good pitcher Stolmy Pimentel has been and how poorly the offense has swung the bat.  Tonight, those stories were switched, with the line-up leading the way on a night when Pimentel struggled for the first time in 2013.  The Curve beat the Richmond Squirrels 9-8, gathering 15 hits and taking advantage of three Richmond...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Performers: Stetson Allie Continued His Hot Hitting Last Week

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,...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: 5/6/13

Two pitchers who have been nearly unhittable this year, will take the mound tonight. Andy Oliver for Indianapolis and Tyler Glasnow for West Virginia have both had control problems at times, but each of them has been as good as anyone else in the organization when they are throwing strikes. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Vasquez, Curry, and Lambo leading the Altoona offense

Andy Vasquez has been a surprising bright spot in the Altoona offense. The Curve lost their best hitter when Adalberto Santos went down with a hip injury April 15, and the offense has struggled for noticeable spells in the early season.  Santos returned Tuesday night, so there is some optimism he’ll be able to pick up where he left off prior to his injury. Andy Vasquez has been...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Adalberto Santos Activated off the Altoona DL

Adalberto Santos has been activated off the Altoona DL. The Altoona Curve have activated Adalberto Santos off the disabled list. He is active for tonight’s game. Santos was placed on the DL exactly two weeks ago with a left hip strain. Prior to the injury he was hitting for a .417/.533/.625 line in 24 at-bats.
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Recapping Week One in Altoona

I should start by acknowledging that I’m taking some liberties by saying “week one” since I’m actually looking back over the first 11 games of the season. This review highlights the Curve players who have grabbed my attention at this very early stage of the season. Before diving in, it is PIVOTAL to remember that we are dealing with some super-small sample sizes at this point...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Adalberto Santos Placed on the Altoona DL

Adalberto Santos has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a left hip strain. Kelson Brown has been added to the Altoona roster to replace Santos.
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Has Strong Debut, Allie Homers Again

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 pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Performers: Jacob Stallings Shows Some Offense to Pair With His Strong Defense

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. In normal weeks, only players with a 3.0 RC or better are included on the list below. Since...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

8 prospects, 8 questions: An initial look at the Altoona Curve’s top prospects

One fun aspect of prospect analysis is that it truly is an adventure in ‘prospecting’— looking for gold amongst the less valuable pebbles. We deal in long shots, not sure things. We speculate and ask questions that we can’t assuredly answer, use information to make a projection, and then we wait and see. Since I’ll be in Altoona periodically this summer to cover the Curve...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Altoona Curve Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Altoona Curve, who will feature top prospect Jameson Taillon on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Carlos Paulino 1B – Matt Curry 2B – Jarek Cunningham SS – Gift Ngoepe 3B – Stefan...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Ripple Effect of Small Major League Moves

A lot of the time when the Pirates make minor moves at the Major League level, they’re dismissed as not being a big deal. The club traded for John McDonald, rather than adding Jordy Mercer or Ivan De Jesus Jr. to the active roster. Looking at that move individually, it’s not a horrible thing. They added a strong defensive shortstop, and have more depth. But when you start to...
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Depth At Triple-A Forces Some Position Changes and Returns in Altoona

The cuts from major league camp left the Pittsburgh Pirates with a lot of options at the Triple-A level. Those options ended up holding a few players back in Altoona for the 2013 season. Early in minor league camp, the Pirates were playing Matt Curry, Adalberto Santos, and Andrew Lambo with the Triple-A squad. After the late cuts, all three were pushed back to Altoona. That created...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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