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Tim Alderson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Orioles re-signed RHP Tim Alderson to a minor league contract.
The 25-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from the Pirates in July in the Russ Canzler trade, posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 81/22 K/BB ratio over 88 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A in 2013. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth for the O's. Sat, Nov 9, 2013 02:05:00 PM

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Orioles acquired RHP Tim Alderson from the Pirates in exchange for 1B/OF Russ Canzler.

A former top prospect, Alderson has moved to a relief role full-time this season and has fared well, posting a 2.43 ERA and 55/12 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A. He's been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Pirates pitching prospect Tim Alderson has been thriving in a relief role at Double-A Altoona this season, posting a 1.04 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 9.4 K/9 rate over 17 1/3 innings.

The Pirates decided to move the formerly highly thought of prospect to the bullpen this season after he suffered a precipitous drop in velocity and confidence last year. So far, so good. "There are some mechanical things that he's starting to take hold of and own," Pirates director of player development Kyle Stark said. "He's having fun again competing, which always helps. As far as has there been a noticeable change in 'stuff'? No. But it is playing better because he's believing in it and having fun doing it." Alderson could be promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis shortly.
Fri, May 13, 2011 10:00:00 AM

The Pirates have moved prospect Tim Alderson from the rotation to the bullpen at Double-A.

Alderson has struggled mightily since the Pirates acquired him from the Giants in 2009 for second baseman Freddy Sanchez. A former first round pick, he posted a rough 6.03 ERA and 84/40 K/BB ratio across 128 1/3 minor league innings last year. The 22-year-old will open the season as a long man at Double-A Altoona.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 09:49:00 AM

The Pirates have demoted right-handed pitching prospect Tim Alderson from Double-A Altoona to Single-A Bradenton.

Another failed prospect for the Pirates? Alderson, 21, posted a 5.62 ERA in 17 starts for Altoona while opposing batters hit .307 against him. The tall right-hander will try to right the ship against a lower level of competition. He has youth on his side, but Alderson has been a disappointment thus far.
Tue, Jul 13, 2010 11:48:00 AM

Pirates acquired RHP Tim Alderson from the Giants for second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

It's surprising that the Giants surrendered Alderson, the 22nd pick in the 2007 draft, for Sanchez. Alderson was ranked as the 60th best prospect in the game by Baseball Prospectus prior to this season. He was 7-2 with a 3.65 ERA in 18 starts combined for Class-A San Jose and Double-A Connecticut. Alderson, 6'7" and 210 pounds, has a low 90s fastball with an excellent curveball and good command. He should be a fixture of the Pirates rotation for years to come.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 09:29:00 PM

Tim Alderson pitched 6 2/3 hitless innings and struck out 10 in his debut for Double-A Connecticut on Sunday.

Many say that, besides Triple-A to the majors, moving from A-ball to Double-A is the toughest jump to make in the pros. That probably isn't true for Giants pitching prospects, though, as they go from the excellent hitting environments in the California League to one of the minors' friendliest parks for pitchers in Connecticut. That doesn't diminish Alderson's work yesterday, but it's something to keep in mind when he posts a better ERA for Connecticut than he did in his five starts for Single-A San Jose (1-1, 4.15 ERA).
Mon, May 11, 2009 02:13:00 PM

High school RHP Tim Alderson was selected 22nd overall by the Giants on Thursday.

The Giants went with another high school arm. Alderson, a 6-foot-7 right-hander, has excellent command of a 91-94 mph fastball. Both his curve and change are also potential plus pitcher. However, the Giants may choose to rework his delivery. Alderson works from the stretch at all time.
Thu, Jun 7, 2007 04:11:00 PM

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