Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/17/11


Top Pitcher: Justin Wilson (5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (3-for-5, 2B, 4 RBI)

Home Runs: Adalberto Santos (1)


Wilson allowed a run in 5.2 innings.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 10, Buffalo 1

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson (5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: John Bowker (3-for-5, 2B, 4 RBI)

Notes: Indianapolis got a great effort from their offense.  John Bowker (.333) led the way, going 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud (.271) extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 2-for-5 with his ninth stolen base of the year.  Alex Presley (.349) went 3-for-5 with two doubles.  Josh Harrison (.326) went 2-for-5 with a double.  Dusty Brown (.276) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Justin Wilson (4-3, 2.27) had another typical start, allowing one run on two hits in 5.2 innings, with four walks and four strikeouts.  Wilson threw 95 pitches, 56 for strikes.  Justin Thomas (4.12) pitched 1.1 perfect innings.  Evan Meek (0.00) made a rehab appearance, pitching a shutout inning, with one hit and three strikeouts.  Chris Leroux (6.43) also added a shutout inning, with two hits allowed.


Altoona was postponed today.


Miller allowed two runs in 5.2 innings.

Box Score

Result: Clearwater 3, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Quinton Miller (5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos (2-for-3, HR, BB, SB)

Notes: Following a five inning, two run outing, Quinton Miller (2-4, 7.97) returned to make another decent start, allowing two runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings, with a walk and five strikeouts.  One of the two runs scored off of Jason Erickson (5.12), who pitched 2.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on a walk and a hit.  Duke Welker (3.45) pitched a perfect inning.

Robbie Grossman (.245) went 2-for-5.  Adalberto Santos (.304) went 2-for-3 with a walk, his first homer of the year, and a stolen base.  Ramon Cabrera (.408) went 1-for-3 with a walk.


West Virginia was postponed today.

VSL Pirates (RK)

The VSL Pirates were postponed today.

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  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t post yesterday for some reason. I was wondering what, if anything, was up with ZVR. Is his velocity down? Is he injured? or does he just suck? lol

    Thx for anything you can provide. 

    • Anonymous

       Not having seen him play and just looking at his numbers this year, I’m going to go with just plain bad luck and small sample size, his k/9 is at a very cool 8.45 and his bb/9 is a little high but still at a respectable 2.45, now where hes been unlucky is with his hr/9 being at a horrible 2.45 and the batting average for balls in play is at .343 opposed to the major league average of .300, so if those two peripherals normalize towards the major league norms while sustaining his k/9 and bb/9 numbers he should finish the year with a very respectable era. Only time will tell, give him a few more starts.