- The FO is debating whether or not they want to call up Indy's Jeff Clement, who's on a mini-tear at Indy, to DH for the week as the club visits some AL yards. The advantage is that with four righties scheduled against the Bucs, the team could use a LH-DH, which they can't now pencil in without pulling a position player. The drawback is they'd have to clear a 40 man spot for JC. In the first away series at Detroit, Clint Hurdle used three different DHs: Josh Harrison, Neil Walker, and Pedro Alvarez.
- The Pirate bullpen has six guys who have appeared between 23-26 times, which puts the Big Six on track for roughly 70 outings over the season. Last year, four relievers threw 70+ games, with Jose Veras the top dawg with 79 appearances.
- RHP Chris Leroux made his first rehab outing at Indy last night. Three up, three down with a whiff.
- We thought there would be a handful of signings announced today, but so far all we have officially is Texas prep C Wyatt Mathisen, the second round pick who inked a deal for exactly slot, $746,300, according to Baseball America. He's supposed to report to State College, which is an aggressive start for a high school kid's career.
- The unofficial signings: Third round selection Floridian RHP John Sandfort told the guys on 93.7 The Fan that he would ink a deal this week. The Pirates signed Canadian 3B Eric Wood from Blinn College, their sixth round selection, according to Bob Elliott of the Vancouver CNews, adding that he agreed to $100K bonus, $88K under slot. Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects wrote that seventh rounder senior C Jacob Stallings will sign and report to State College. Ninth rounder DJ Crumlish, Cal-Irvine senior SS, told Tim Burt of the Orange County Register that he was headed to State College after his June 15th finals. Dave Roberts of the Rolla Daily News reported that LHP Dalton Friend, a juco player taken in the 12th round, said he had agreed to terms. (Much credit to sleuths Tim Williams and John Dreker of Pirate Prospects, who sniffed out and broke most of the unofficial signings locally.)
- BTW, Ross Ohlendorf, who was recently inked by the Padres, won his first game this weekend and looks like he may join the San Diego rotation.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Stuff Happens, Even On An Off Day
Well, not very exciting stuff, but stuff nevertheless.