Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/14/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.


The Result: Indianapolis won 14-5 against Columbus.

-Jose Tabata went 0 for 6 with a run in his first game back from his minor wrist injury.

-Brad Lincoln pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with no walks, six strikeouts and two homers.

-Argenis Diaz did not play.

Other Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 3 for 6 with his seventh homer at Indianapolis and four RBIs. Neil Walker went 1 for 4. Erik Kratz went 3 for 5 with his seventh homer of the year.


The Result: Altoona won 3-2 against New Hampshire.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

-Pedro Alvarez went 3 for 3 with a walk and a homer. Alvarez is crushing the ball this month, batting .468/.576/.766 with three homers in 47 at-bats. He’s batting .350/.424/.600 with nine homers in 160 at-bats at AA.

-Daniel Moskos pitched eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Brian Friday and Miles Durham each went 1 for 4.


The Result: Lynchburg lost 9-6 to Myrtle Beach.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 1 for 4 with his third stolen base in his last three games.

-Jeff Locke pitched 5.2 innings, allowing 12 hits, six runs (five earned), two walks, and five strikeouts. The line looks worse than his performance. He was the victim of some bad luck tonight. I’ll have a video recap up later.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 2 for 5 with two runs. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 4. Kris Watts went 2 for 5 with a three run homer.


The Result: West Virginia beat Lexington 5-2.

-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 4 with his fifth homer of the year.

-Tony Sanchez did not play.

-Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with a run.

Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson and Kyle Morgan each went 1 for 4. Hunter Stickland pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.


The Result: State College lost 5-3 against Vermont.

Game Notes: Pat Irvine went 3 for 5 with a homer. Brock Holt went 1 for 5. Kyle McPherson pitched six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.


The Result: Bradenton lost 7-4 to the GCL Braves.

-Wes Freeman went 1 for 3.

-Gift Ngoepe did not play.

-Ramon Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk.

Other Game Notes: Ryan Beckman pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and three strikeouts.

Share This Article

Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

Alvarez and Moskos Lead Curve

Next Story »

Another Video Recap of Jeff Locke

Latest Analysis

  • Austin Meadows

    Austin Meadows Lowered His Hand Position to Add More Power

    3 hours ago

    Ever since he was drafted, Austin Meadows was regarded as a prospect with power that you could dream about. He drew comps to Jay Bruce in the ...

    Read More
  • Tarpley Brault

    Will the Snider Trade Result in the Pirates Finally Having a Left-Handed Starting Prospect?

    19 hours ago

    Despite adding plenty of pitching through the draft over the last several years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been short on the amount of quality left-handed pitching in their ...

    Read More
  • Connor Joe 2

    Meet Connor Joe: The First Round Pick You Know Nothing About

    1 day ago

    This site is now in its seventh year of existence. For the last four years, I’ve been doing this full-time, allowing me to see every affiliate throughout the year, along ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What is the Difference Between Mel Rojas and Keon Broxton?

    2 days ago

    Mel Rojas Jr. was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft. The son of the former big league closer had ...

    Read More
  • Jose Tabata

    The Details of Jose Tabata’s New Swing

    3 days ago

    On Friday I wrote about how Jose Tabata talked to Marlon Byrd over the off-season, aimed at changing his swing to add some leverage, lift the ball, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What Led to Keon Broxton’s Breakout Year in Altoona?

    4 days ago

    Keon Broxton used to be one of the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system. Baseball America ranked him as high as tenth in the system ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles