2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 5/3

Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their draft tracker.

Harper went 6-for-12 this past weekend, with no homers, one stolen base, five RBIs, and four walks.  Harper has one more weekend in the regular season before the playoffs begin.  Odds are he will be drafted by the Washington Nationals before those playoffs end.
Taillon got back on track, pitching five innings and allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits for his seventh win of the season.  Taillon struck out eight batters and walked three.  In the month of April he had a 1.52 ERA, a 0.78 WHIP, a 14.5 K/9, a 6.2 K/BB, and no homers allowed in 23 innings of work.
Pomeranz bounced back from his poor outing last weekend to shut down Mississippi State.  Pomeranz pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits, with one walk and 11 strikeouts.  It was the fifth time this season that Pomeranz has recorded double digit strikeouts.



Anthony RanaudoRanaudo had his second poor outing in a row, this time allowing four runs on six hits in two innings of work, with no walks and no strikeouts.  Granted, in the last two weeks Ranaudo went up against Mississippi and Florida, two talented teams, but Ranaudo is supposed to be the top pitching prospect, so the talent on those teams shouldn’t be an issue.

Bryce BrentzBrentz went 3-for-9 this weekend, with two singles and a double, plus three walks and one strikeout.  He finished the month of April hitting for a .278/.409/.611 line with a home run every 12 at-bats in 36 at-bats.

Christian Colon – Colon went 6-for-17 this past week, with most of that production coming on Sunday.  Colon had a 4-for-6 day on Sunday, with a triple and three singles.  The triple was his only extra base hit of the week.

Deck McGuireMcGuire struggled some in his start, allowing four runs on ten hits in six innings of work.  He put up a good K/BB ratio, with eight strikeouts and two walks, but the outing capped off a horrible April, which saw him put up a 5.35 ERA in 33.2 innings of work.

LeVon Washington - Washington hasn’t received much playing time lately, going 4-for-13 in three games last week.

Manny Machado - No update on Machado’s season stats from last week, except one correction: he’s 42-for-61 (.689) on the year (I had him listed at 48-for-61, which was a typo).

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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