Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/1/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games.


The Result: Indianapolis won 3-0 against Toledo.

-Jose Tabata went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs.

-Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3.

Other Game Notes: Yoslan Herrera made his first start at AAA since being promoted from Altoona. Herrera pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out three. Jeff Sues pitched 2.2 shutout innings, with no hits, one walk, and no strikeouts.


The Result: Altoona lost 6-3 to Akron in 12 innings.

-Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 6 with three strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Miles Durham went 2 for 5. Donald Veal pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on one hit, with four walks and five strikeouts.


The Result: Lynchburg lost 4-3 to Potomac in 11 innings.

-Chase d’Arnaud went 0 for 2 with three walks.

-Jeff Locke pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.

Other Game Notes: Josh Harrison went 3 for 4 with two doubles.


The Result: West Virginia won 7-3 against Kannapolis.

-Robbie Grossman went 2 for 5 with a run.

-Tony Sanchez went 1 for 4 with his seventh home run of the season.

-Starling Marte went 2 for 5.

Other Game Notes: Calvin Anderson went 2 for 5. Brian Leach pitched 6.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out five.


The Result: State College won 7-0 against Batavia.

Game Notes: 2009 12th round pick Jeffrey Inman made his debut, pitching two shutout innings, with two hits and no walks allowed. 2009 24th round pick Jason Erickson pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out three. 2009 5th round pick Nathan Baker pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out one. 2009 9th round pick Brock Holt went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. 2009 3rd round pick Evan Chambers went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks. Nice night for the 2009 draft picks.

Author: 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.

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