Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/11


A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-2, 3.66) - Next Probable Start: 7/15

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 2.70) - Next Probable Start: 7/14

3. Starling Marte, CF (.314) - DNP

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.239) - DNP

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 4.85) - Next Probable Start: 7/17

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (6-6, 5.27) - Next Probable Start: 7/14

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.65) - DNP

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-7, 3.15) - Next Probable Start: 7/16

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 4.01) - Next Probable Start: 7/15

10. Jeff Locke, LHP (5-8, 4.67) - Next Probable Start: 7/16


Top Pitcher: Kevin Decker, RHP (2.78) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Cole White, DH (.307) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Rogelios Noris, (8), Cole White (3), Jesus Vasquez (6)


Indianapolis was off today for the AAA All-Star break.


Altoona was off today.


Bradenton was off today.


White hit his third homer of the year.

Box Score

Result: Hickory 11, West Virginia 5

Starting Pitcher: Trent Stevenson, RHP (0-3, 6.65) – 0.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 HR)

Top Hitter: Cole White, DH (.307) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Rogelios Noris, LF (.216) – 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Kevin Decker, RHP (2.78) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: White hit his third homer of the year, while Noris hit his 8th.  Trent Stevenson had a bad start, reaching his single inning limit after only getting one out.  Mel Rojas Jr. stole his 17th base of the year.


State College was off today.


Polanco went 2-for-5 with three stolen bases.

Box Score

Result: Pirates 10, Yankees 9

Starting Pitcher: Logan Pevny, RHP (4.80) – 0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, LF (.241) – 2-for-5, 3B, 3 SB, 2 RBI, 3 K

Other Notable Performers

Jose Osuna, 1B (.433) – 2-for-3, 2 BB, SB

Game Notes: Steve Pearce made a rehab appearance, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.  Jason Jaramillo also made a rehab appearance, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.  Polanco now has nine stolen bases on the season.

RK: DSL Pirates

Game One Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Astros 1

Starting Pitcher: Christopher De Leon, RHP (4-1, 2.64) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, CF (.307) – 2-for-3, 2B, SB

Game Notes: Fortunato stole his 20th base of the season.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Astros 3

Starting Pitcher: Cristian Henriquez, LHP (4.44) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.363) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Raul Fortunato, CF (.315) – 2-for-3, 2 SB

Miguel De Aza, DH (.258) – 2-for-2, BB, RBI

Game Notes: Vasquez hit his sixth homer of the year.  Fortunato’s two stolen bases in game two put him up to 22 on the year.

RK: VSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Mariners 0

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico, LHP (1-1, 3.91) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Anthony Claudio, LF (.258) – 3-for-3, BB, RBI

Game Notes: Dilson Herrera had a throwing error for his 15th error of the year.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 47-45, 3rd Place, 11.5 GB

AA: Altoona Curve – 37-52, 6th Place, 16.0 GB

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 40-49 Overall, 10-9 2nd Half, T-4th Place, 1.0 GB

A: West Virginia Power – 41-46 Overall, 6-13 2nd Half, 7th Place, 6.0 GB

A-: State College Spikes – 7-18, 6th Place, 8.0 GB

RK: GCL Pirates – 12-8, T-1st Place

RK: DSL Pirates – 24-12, 1st Place

RK: VSL Pirates – 29-19, 1st Place

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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, 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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  • Anonymous

    I just need to point out: the GCL Pirates had 17 (!) strikeouts at the plate and 7(!!!) errors in the field in their win today. Ugh.

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