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Morning Report: Pirates Having Trouble Finding Late Round Draft Talent

The current front office of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been together for seven drafts now. That first draft in 2008 has produced seven players that have reached the majors, so it was quite successful in that regard. For this article though, we are going to take a look at how they did after the first ten rounds and what is left in the system from each year. The closer to 2014 we get...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarek Cunningham Hits 19th Homer in Altoona’s Final Game

The Altoona Curve lost a tough game in eleven innings to end the season on a sour note. The Curve had a 2-0 lead until the seventh inning. Alen Hanson helped the Akron Aeros get the lead with a fielding error. Akron’s Matt Lawson broke the tie in the eleventh with an RBI single to right field, which was followed by a Chris Wallace sacrifice fly. The Curve got on board in the third...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid

Jarek Cunningham picked up three hits tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague The Altoona Curve have found themselves in a late season swoon, losing to the Reading Fightins 8-0 on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA affiliate in the series and five of six overall, scoring just seven runs in that span. “It’s just not being able to make adjustments...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid

Jarek Cunningham picked up three hits tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague The Altoona Curve have found themselves in a late season swoon, losing to the Reading Fightins 8-0 on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA affiliate in the series and five of six overall, scoring just seven runs in that span. “It’s just not being able to make adjustments...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid

Jarek Cunningham picked up three hits tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague The Altoona Curve have found themselves in a late season swoon, losing to the Reading Fightins 8-0 on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA affiliate in the series and five of six overall, scoring just seven runs in that span. “It’s just not being able to make adjustments...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid

Jarek Cunningham picked up three hits tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague The Altoona Curve have found themselves in a late season swoon, losing to the Reading Fightins 8-0 on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA affiliate in the series and five of six overall, scoring just seven runs in that span. “It’s just not being able to make adjustments...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cunningham Picks Up Three Hits, But Curve Continue Losing Skid

Jarek Cunningham picked up three hits tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague The Altoona Curve have found themselves in a late season swoon, losing to the Reading Fightins 8-0 on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA affiliate in the series and five of six overall, scoring just seven runs in that span. “It’s just not being able to make adjustments...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Howard Homers Twice, Polanco and Cunningham Go Deep in Altoona Win

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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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Howard’s Homer, Cunningham’s Clutch Hitting Lead Curve Over The Senators

Justin Howard launched the game winning home run in the bottom of the 8th inning that sent the Altoona Curve home victorious over the Harrisburg Senators. Howard’s blast was one of many key hits that helped the Curve even the weekend series. In the first inning the potentially lethal combination of Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco combined to give the Curve a 1-0 lead. Hanson walked...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Howard’s Homer, Cunningham’s Clutch Hitting Lead Curve Over The Senators

Justin Howard launched the game winning home run in the bottom of the 8th inning that sent the Altoona Curve home victorious over the Harrisburg Senators. Howard’s blast was one of many key hits that helped the Curve even the weekend series. In the first inning the potentially lethal combination of Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco combined to give the Curve a 1-0 lead. Hanson walked...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: McGuire Has a Four Hit Day; Cunningham Ties Career High in HRs

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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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Aeros split doubleheader with Curve

Akron, OH – The Akron Aeros and Altoona Curve played two games on Saturday night, and each team claimed a win apiece. In the first game, and picking up where they had left off from the night before, the Aeros took off with an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning and held on as they defeated the Curve 7-6. The game was only 7 innings, as it was the first game of a back...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Trends: Some Lower Level Players Start Off Well

Cunningham is slugging .594 in June. It’s getting a little late in the year for breakout performances in the full season leagues, and the guys who are going to get off-track have probably mostly done it by now. Still, there are a couple of power hitters who are stepping up their games at the upper levels, and a few players at the short-season levels are off to good enough starts...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Taillon, Sadler, and Cunningham Are Eastern League All-Stars

Jameson Taillon has been named to the Eastern League All-Star game. The Altoona Curve will be sending three players to the Eastern League All-Star game, with Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler, and Jarek Cunningham all being named to the team today. Taillon has been an All-Star each year of his pro career. He was selected to the team in West Virginia in 2011, and again in Bradenton in...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year

The Pirates had five homers on the night in Seattle, showing some power at the major league level. It wasn’t just in the majors though. Andrew Lambo hit his 19th home run of the year tonight, with 14 coming in Altoona and the last five coming in Indianapolis. That’s notable since it already beats last year’s high of 18 homers, set by Willy Garcia. It also matches the 2011 high...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Cunningham Hits 14th Homer; Strong Pro Debut For Dickson

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 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Cunningham Hits His 12th Homer; Bromberg Strikes Out 12

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 12, 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

Top Performers: Cunningham, Sanchez, Lambo, and Allie With Impressive Power

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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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Allie And Glasnow Top West Virginia Series Recap

I had a chance to see the West Virginia Power play four games in Lakewood this weekend, posting game recaps each night highlighting the better prospects on the team. With four days of watching them all play, it’s time to give my impressions of the series and the players. With Jake Burnette going to the bullpen, I actually got to see all five starters pitch. I also had the great...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Pirates Farm System Combines For 15 Home Runs On the Day

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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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham and Orlando Castro Continue Strong Starts

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 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Wood and Cunningham Homer, Navarro and Rodriguez Go Six

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 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sadler, Cunningham lead Curve to victory in home opener

The Altoona Curve defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in their first home game of the year. Starting pitcher Casey Sadler was solid in the victory, going six innings and surrendering three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Offensively, the Curve were led by second baseman Jarek Cunningham who went 3-for 4, including a two-run homer in the third inning. Gift Ngoepe...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Sadler Solid In Win, Bradenton Remains Winless

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 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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