Prospect Watch

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/25/11

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/25/11


Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton (6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI)

Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (11)


Indianapolis was off today.


Fryer went 3-for-4 tonight.

Box Score

Result: Altoona 7, Bowie 1

Starting Pitcher: Michael Colla (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Eric Fryer (3-for-4, RBI)

Notes: Altoona got another great start from Michael Colla (3-1, 2.54), who allowed one run on five hits in five innings, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Tim Alderson (0.98) pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Bryan Morris (3.38) pitched three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out three.

Brock Holt (.281) went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs.  Starling Marte (.331) went 2-for-5 with a double.  Jeremy Farrell (.296) went 2-for-4 with an RBI.  Eric Fryer (.337) went 3-for-4 with an RBI.


Cunningham hit his 11th homer of the year.

Box Score

Result: Lakeland 4, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Kyle McPherson (5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI)

Notes: Kyle McPherson (3.22) bounced back from a bad outing last time around, this time allowing one run on seven hits in five innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Brian Leach (5.40) made his first appearance in high-A, with a run allowed in 1.2 innings.  Donald Veal (0-1, 7.71) allowed two runs in 1.1 innings.

Jarek Cunningham (.298) went 3-for-4 with a double and his 11th homer of the year.  Robbie Grossman (.262) went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.  Evan Chambers (.182) went 1-for-3 with a double.


Cumpton threw 6.2 shutout innings tonight.

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 3, Delmarva 0

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton (6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Elias Diaz (2-for-4, 2 RBI)

Notes: After three horrible starts to begin the 2011 season, Brandon Cumpton (5-3, 5.04) was temporarily removed from the rotation.  After pitching three perfect innings in relief, Cumpton returned to a starting role, and has been on fire ever since.  In the five starts since returning to the rotation, Cumpton has a 1.16 ERA in 31 innings, with a 26:5 K/BB ratio.  That includes tonight’s start in which Cumpton pitched 6.2 shutout innings, allowing three hits, one walk, and striking out eight.  Brooks Pounders (2.82) pitched 1.1 shutout innings.  Jason Townsend (2.35) pitched a perfect ninth inning to complete the shutout.

Elias Diaz (.173) went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.  Eric Avila (.202) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  Kawika Emsley-Pai (.424) went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.

VSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Tigers 5, Pirates 4

Starting Pitcher: Julio Vivas (3.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Jose Roman (2-for-4, 2B, BB, 2 R)

Notes: Dilson Herrera (.265) continued his hitting streak, going 1-for-5.  Jose Roman (.303) went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs.  Jordan Galvez (.227) went 2-for-5 with a stolen base.  Luis Sucre (.214) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Kelly Aponte (.333) went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two walks.

Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.

Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide -- a book that features profiles on every prospect in the system. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit. Subscribe today for our full playoff coverage, and all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
Prospect Watch

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, 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.

More in Prospect Watch


Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Comes Up Empty in Series Finale

John DrekerSeptember 19, 2015
Chad Kuhl 2

Prospect Watch: Kuhl Pitches Brilliantly, Bell Collects Four Hits in Indianapolis Win

John DrekerSeptember 18, 2015
Tyler Glasnow 5

Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Keeps the Season Alive Behind Comeback

Ryan PalencerSeptember 17, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Loses Again, Errors Play Big Part

John DrekerSeptember 16, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Prospect Watch: Casey Hughston’s Homer Helps Give Morgantown NYPL Title

John DrekerSeptember 15, 2015
JT Brubaker 0805

Prospect Watch: Brubaker and Arribas Put Morgantown One Win Away From Title

John DrekerSeptember 14, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects