Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/21/10

The GCL Pirates started their season today.

Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Durham.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out three.

The Indianapolis offense was held to just one hit.  That hit came from Jonathan Van Every, who went 1-for-3.  Kevin Melillo was the only other player who got on base, going 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Altoona was off today.
Bradenton was scheduled to play a double header, but game two was postponed.  They won the first game 3-2 in eight innings.  Brian Leach pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Mike Colla pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Noah Krol picked up the win, pitching a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.

Tony Sanchez led the offense, going 2-for-2 with a solo homer, his fourth of the year, and first since the month of April.  Sanchez also stole a base, his second of the year.  Adam Davis went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-1 with a steal, and was removed from the game after that, replaced with Jorge Bishop, who went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts.  Latimore left the game at the top of the third, after playing the second inning in the field.  Not sure if this was injury related.

West Virginia was off today for the South Atlantic League All-Star break.
State College beat Batavia 8-7.  2010 39th round pick Kevin Decker made his debut, going three innings, and allowing one run on two hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Ryan Beckman pitched three innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, with three walks and a strikeout.  Teddy Fallon allowed three runs in an inning of work.  Sandobal Septimo allowed one run on two hits in two innings, with no walks and two strikeouts to get the win.

Chase Lyles went 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs.  Adalberto Santos, who the Pirates just announced as signed, went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored.  Kelson Brown went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and three RBIs.  Andury Acevedo went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)
The GCL Pirates lost to the GCL Yankees 10-8.  Brett Lorin made an appearance, pitching two innings, allowing one run on one hit, a solo homer, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Good outing for Lorin, and hopefully he’ll be back to full health soon.  Yomar Pacheco made his debut in the US, allowing on run on three hits, with two walks and three strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work.  Yeyber Sanchez pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one.

Michael Trinidad went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.  Jorge Sosa went 1-for-3

with a double, two walks, an RBI, and three runs, plus two stolen bases.  Undrafted free agent Kevin Mort went 1-for-5 with two runs, a steal, and an RBI in his debut.  Exicardo Cayonez went 1-for-4 with a double and two runs in his US debut.

The VSL Pirates beat the VSL Mariners 6-2.  Rafael Rodriguez pitched three innings, allowing one run on four hits.  Jose Marruo pitched three innings, allowing a run on four hits as well.  Remberto Romo added two shutout innings, allowing just one hit.  Raul Ruiz closed it out with a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Kelly Aponte went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Ashley Ponce went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.  Francisco Aponte went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.  Jose Ozunma went 1-for-2 with three RBIs.

The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Dodgers 3-1 in a game that was completed after five and a half innings.  Martires Cadet pitched four shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out four.  Brayan Almonte got the loss, allowing three unearned runs in one inning, with a walk and a strikeout.

Alen Hanson went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored.  Diego Goris went 1-for-2 with a double.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-2 with an RBI.  Jodaneli Carvajal went 1-for-3.

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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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