Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/17/09
The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.
The Result: Indianapolis lost 7-6 to Louisville
Other Game Notes: Erik Kratz went 1 for 3 with a homer. Jeff Clement went 1 for 3 with two walks. Virgil Vasquez pitched six innings, allowing five runs on ten hits.
Altoona was off today.
Lynchburg was off today.
The Result: West Virginia won 9-4 against Asheville.
-Robbie Grossman did not play.
-Tony Sanchez went 1 for 5.
-Starling Marte went 3 for 5.
Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson went 2 for 3 with a homer. Brian Leach pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with two walks, five strikeouts, and two homers allowed. Diego Moreno pitched three innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.
State College was off today.
The Result: Bradenton beat the GCL Tigers 3-2 in 10 innings.
-Wes Freeman went 0 for 3.
-Gift Ngoepe went 0 for 4.
-Ramon Cabrera went 2 for 4.
Other Game Notes: Benji Gonzalez went 3 for 4, raising his average to .281. That’s encouraging, as Gonzalez was said to be the best defensive shortstop in the Pirates’ system prior to the Argenis Diaz trade. He had trouble with the bat last year, hitting .207 in Bradenton after signing as a seventh round pick. 2009 seventh round pick Trent Stevenson pitched three shutout innings, allowing three hits.