Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/11


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, 4.13) - Next Probable Start: 7/21

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 5.23) - Next Probable Start: 7/21

3. Starling Marte, CF (.307) - 1-for-4

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.240) - 0-for-3

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 4.50) - Next Probable Start: 7/22

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (7-6, 4.97) - 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.42) - DNP

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-7, 3.20) - Next Probable Start: 7/23

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 3.79) - Next Probable Start: 7/21

10. Jeff Locke, LHP (5-8, 4.62) - Next Probable Start: 7/23


Top Pitcher: Brett Lorin, RHP (6-5, 2.88) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Pedro Alvarez, 3B (.370) – 4-for-4, RBI

Home Runs: Adalberto Santos (3), Gregory Polanco (2), Manuel Moreno (1)


Alvarez went 4-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 3, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Rudy Owens, LHP (4.97) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Pedro Alvarez, 3B (.370) – 4-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Ronny Cedeno, DH (.400) – 3-for-4, 2B

Matt Hague, 1B (.321) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Gorkys Hernandez, CF (.283) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Ronny Cedeno had a big night in his second rehab appearance in Indianapolis.  Steve Pearce went 1-for-4 with a double in his rehab appearance.  Matt Hague hit his 29th double of the year.  Jordy Mercer returned to the lineup after being hit by a pitch a few days ago. Pedro Alvarez is now 9-for-12 in his last three games.


Curry is on a hot streak in July.

Box Score

Result: Akron 6, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Michael Colla, RHP (4-7, 3.94) – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.268) – 1-for-3

Other Notable Performers

Tim Alderson, RHP (2.87) – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Curry is hitting for a .333/.384/.492 line in 63 at-bats in July.


Lorin allowed a run in five innings.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 8, Daytona 5

Starting Pitcher: Ross Ohlendorf, RHP (4.50) – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 2B (.316) – 2-for-4, HR, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Brett Lorin, RHP (6-5, 2.88) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Robbie Grossman, RF (.286) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, RBI

Ramon Cabrera, C (.335) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Ross Ohlendorf made his second rehab appearance.  Jose Tabata went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in a rehab appearance.  Grossman now has 81 walks, including eight in his last ten games.


West Virginia was off tonight.


Dodson made his 2nd rehab start for State College

Box Score

Result: Mahoning Valley 6, State College 1

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (0-1, 7.71) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Derek Trent, C (.235) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Josh Poytress, LHP (7.71) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Zack Dodson made his second rehab start for State College as he makes his way back to West Virginia.  2011 3rd round pick Alex Dickerson had two errors at first base, giving him three in his young career.



Polanco hit his 2nd homer in as many days.

Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Braves 7

Starting Pitcher: Bryce Weidman, RHP (3.00) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, 1B (.403) – 3-for-5, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Gregory Polanco, RF (.221) – 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Polanco hit his second homer in as many nights.  Weidman has allowed three runs on six hits in nine innings, with a 7:1 K/BB ratio since being demoted from State College.

RK: DSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Rays 3, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Clario Perez, RHP (2-2, 3.26) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Diego Goris, 2B (.375) – 1-for-2

RK: VSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Rays 14, Pirates 10

Starting Pitcher: Luis Campos, RHP (1-3, 6.26) – 2.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Manuel Moreno, CF (.240) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Dilson Herrera, 3B-2B (.302) – 1-for-2, BB, RBI


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 50-48, 3rd Place, 13.5 GB

AA: Altoona Curve – 39-56, 6th Place, 17.0 GB

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 45-51 Overall, 15-11 2nd Half, 3rd Place, 1.0 GB

A: West Virginia Power – 44-49 Overall, 9-16 2nd Half, 7th Place, 8.0 GB

A-: State College Spikes – 9-23, 6th Place, 9.0 GB

RK: GCL Pirates – 18-8, 1st Place

RK: DSL Pirates – 27-16, 1st Place

RK: VSL Pirates – 32-23, 1st Place

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  • ScottT

    I wouldl like to see Osuna move up from GCL to State College. State College is really struggling and Osuna is tearing up GCL (.403/.478/.636). Even though he’s only 18, I would like to see if we have something really good here.

  • Bob

    Bring Alvarez back up and let Harrison go back down to AAA.  

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