Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/29/11


Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Aaron Baker (2-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB)

Home Runs: None


Lincoln was hit hard tonight.

Box Score

Result: Pawtucket 9, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Brad Lincoln (5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Andy Marte (2-for-4, 2 RBI, SB)

Notes: Brad Lincoln (4-5, 4.71) had his worst start of the month, allowing seven runs, six earned, on nine hits in five innings, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Dan Meyer (5.52) pitched a shutout inning.  Justin Thomas (3.97) allowed a run in one inning.

Andy Marte (.202) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Brian Friday (.237) went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.  Alex Presley (.333) went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 13th stolen base of the season.


Hughes allowed three runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Binghamton 4, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Jared Hughes (6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR)

Top Hitter: Jordy Mercer (1-for-3, R)

Notes: Jared Hughes (3-2, 3.40) allowed three runs on three hits in six innings, with two walks and a strikeout.  Tim Alderson (1.17) allowed a run on two hits in two innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.

Jordy Mercer (.247) went 1-for-3 with a run.  Quincy Latimore (.227) went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.


Baker went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.

Box Score

Result: Daytona 6, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Brett Lorin (5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Aaron Baker (2-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB)

Notes: Brett Lorin (3.25) allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Donald Veal (4.15) pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out five.  Brian Leach (0-1, 11.57) allowed two runs on two hits, getting just two outs.

Aaron Baker (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.  Kelson Brown (.191) went 1-for-4 with a triple.  Jarek Cunningham (.289) went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run.


Taillon allowed one run in five innings.

Box Score

Result: Hickory 4, West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR)

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

Notes: Jameson Taillon (3.10) got back on track after a bad outing in his last start.  Taillon pitched five innings, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.  The lone run came on a solo homer.  Victor Black (0.00) pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Casey Sadler (1-3, 4.50) allowed three runs on three hits in two innings.  Jason Townsend (2.08) pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits.

Elias Diaz (.204) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Mel Rojas Jr. (.240) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  Andy Vasquez (.280) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

DSL Pirates (RK)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 9, Indians 0

Starting Pitcher: Yunior Montero (5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Rodney Polonia (3-for-4, 2B, RBI)

Notes: Yunior Montero (1-0, 0.00) and Rodney Polonia (.375) were each signed last year on July 2nd, the first day of the international signing period.  Montero made his debut tonight, pitching five shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out four.  Polonia also made his debut, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Edwin Espinal (.667) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

VSL Pirates (RK)

The VSL Pirates were off today.

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  • Anonymous

    Any word on Alderson’s Velo?

    • Tim Williams

      87-89 when I’ve seen him this year.

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