Notes From Pirate City: Pirates vs Phillies 3/14

The Pirates take on the Phillies’ minor league system today. The AAA and AA teams will play at Pirate City, while the A-ball team will be on the road heading to Philadelphia’s minor league camp. The Pirates will also play a game against Team Canada.

Here are the pitchers for each game, as well as the only lineup I know.


Pitchers: Aaron Poreda (Starter), Mike Loree, Kyle Cofield, Kris Johnson, Jose Diaz

Lineup: Unknown


Pitchers: Hunter Strickland (Starter), Brian Leach, Tim Alderson, Jason Erickson, Tyler Cox, Zach Foster


1. Mel Rojas Jr., LF

2. Brock Holt, SS

3. Jarek Cunningham, 2B

4. Matt Curry, 1B

5. Evan Chambers, CF

6. Elevys Gonzalez, 3B

7. Stefan Welch, DH

8. Justin Howard, RF

9. Kawika Emsley-Pai, C

A (Road Game)

Pitchers: Nick Kingham (Starter), Trent Stevenson, Mike Jefferson, Josh Poytress, Joan Montero

Lineups: Unknown

Pirates vs Team Canada

Pitchers: Luis Heredia (Starter), Jordan Cooper, Fraylin Campos, Bryce Weidman, Logan Pevny.

Lineup: Unknown

Don’t read too much in to the AAA/AA assignments. From what I’ve seen in the past, the teams can be made up of players from several different levels. For example, Mel Rojas Jr. is on the AA team, but has only played as high as West Virginia. His placement doesn’t mean he’s skipping over high-A. The same thing for Justin Howard and Kawika Emsley-Pai.

I’ll have the complete rosters for each team up in a bit.

About Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He is a credentialed media member with every team in the Pirates’ system, including the Pirates themselves. He’s a regular guest on Extra Innings on 104.7, and makes regular appearances on ESPN 970, 93.7 The Fan, and TribLIVE Radio in Pittsburgh, as well as ESPN 1430 in Altoona and ESPN 1450 in State College.
  • JohnDreker

    A Hunter Strickland sighting!  He would be a good interview Tim, people have been wondering about him for two years now

  • mikez09

    Tim, how about a piece on Mel Rojas Jr.??? Although I thought he was an overdraft at the time, I still liked his potential. What do you think the odds are this is the year he puts its together. Also, do you think he starts at WV again or moves up to Bradenton?