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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/4/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.

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Indianapolis was postponed tonight.

AA

Altoona won 1-0 vs Bowie. Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 at the plate, while Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4. Pedro Alvarez had the only run, going 1 for 4 on the night.

Three players were promoted from AA to AAA today, according to Dejan Kovacevic on the PNC Blog. Those players were outfielder Jonel Pacheco and catchers Milver Reyes and Miguel Perez.

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Lynchburg won 7-4 vs Winston-Salem. Chase D’Arnaud went 2 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. D’Arnaud is now batting .300 in his time with Lynchburg.

Infielder Ray Chang was promoted to AA. He had been playing some third base with Pedro Alvarez promoted. Personally I feel Matt Hague should be playing third, as that was the position he was drafted at. Tonight they had Jordy Mercer playing third, with D’Arnaud at short.

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West Virginia was postponed.

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State College won 5-4 against Williamsport thanks to home runs by 2009 third round pick Evan Chambers, and 2009 ninth round pick Brock Holt. Both players went 2 for 4 on the night.

Victor Black, taken with the 49th pick in the draft, picked up the win by allowing one run on two hits in two innings. Marc Baca, who was the 42nd round pick, recorded the save with a one hit inning to close it out.

GCL

Bradenton lost, but there were a lot of good tidbits to this game:

-Ryan Doumit went 0 for 5 in his rehab appearance.

-Lastings Milledge went 1 for 4 with a double in his first game in the Pirates system. Milledge is also on rehab assignment.

-Indian prospects Singh and Patel both made their pro debuts. Singh allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in one inning. Patel pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 3 with a walk. Freeman has reached base safely in all six games this season, racking up a .409 OBP.

-Gift Ngoepe went 1 for 4.

-Brooks Pounders, the second round pick in 2009, made his first appearance. Pounders got the start, going 0.2 innings with two runs on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.

VSL

The VSL Pirates didn’t play today.

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