Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/2/10


Michael Crotta


Indianapolis lost 4-1 to Norfolk.  Michael Crotta pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out one.

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4.  Kevin Melillo went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Luke Carlin went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  Alex Presley went 1-for-3.


Altoona was off today.


Aaron Pribanic

Bradenton split a doubleheader against Daytona.  Bradenton lost game one 2-1 in eight innings.  Aaron Pribanic pitched seven innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, with one walk and no strikeouts.  Craig Hansen took the loss, allowing the winning run on a wild pitch.

Calvin Anderson went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored.  Jordan Newton went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a double.

Bradenton won game two 4-3.  Nathan Baker pitched 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Casey Erickson pitched 1.2 perfect innings.  Diego Moreno pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out two.  Noah Krol pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits.

Calvin Anderson went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Quincy Latimore went 1-for-2 with a solo homer.  Adenson Chourio went 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.  Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with a run scored.


Evan Chambers


West Virginia beat Delmarva 4-3.  Jason Erickson pitched six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Eliecer Navarro pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit, no walks, and striking out three.

Evan Chambers went 3-for-4 wth a run scored.  Jarek Cunningham went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  David Rubinstein went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run.  Aaron Baker went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Jesus Brito went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.


Colton Cain


Jamestown beat State College 11-3.  Colton Cain pitched two innings, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks, with no strikeouts.  Kevin Decker pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Justin Ennis pitched an inning, allowing three runs on four hits, with no walks and one strikeout.

Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.  Adalberto Santos went 1-for-4 with a triple.  Chase Lyles went 1-for-3 with a solo homer.  Kelson Brown went 1-for-3 with a double and a run.

GCL Pirates (RK, Short Season)

The GCL Pirates lost to the GCL Tigers 10-2.  Jose Ascanio made a rehab appearance, pitching a shutout inning, allowing no hits, one walk and striking out three.  Jarryd Sullivan pitched four innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits, with no walks and one strikeout.  Fraylin Campos pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out three.

Jorge Bishop went 3-for-4 with a run scored.  Elias Diaz went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Joey Schenfeld went 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI.


The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Mariners 19-3.  Richard Montilla pitched an inning, allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks.  Deivis Goatache pitched four innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits.  Oderman Rocha allowed eight runs, three earned, on four hits, getting just two outs.

Kelly Aponte went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and an RBI.  Jose Ortiz went 1-for-2 with a run scored.  Jordan Galvez went 1-for-4 with a run scored.


The DSL Pirates results weren’t uploaded at the time of this writing.

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