Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/21/11


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, 4.09) - 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 4.72) - 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

3. Starling Marte, CF (.304) - 0-for-4, 3 K

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.237) - 1-for-4, 2 K

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

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (7-6, 4.97) - Next Probable Start: 7/24

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.52) - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

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

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 3.88) - 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

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


Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (4.09) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.278) – 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI

Home Runs: John Bowker (11), Matt Curry (4)



Hernandez went 3-for-4 tonight.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Charlotte 4

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson, LHP (3.88) – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gorkys Hernandez, CF (.289) – 3-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers

John Bowker, LF (.305) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Bowker hit his 11th homer of the year, and 5th in the month of July.  He’s hitting for a .315/.383/.603 line in 73 at-bats this month.



Curry hit his fourth homer of the year in Altoona.

Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, New Britain 4

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic, RHP (6-8, 4.30) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.278) – 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Bryan Morris, RHP (3.52) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Curry hit his 4th homer of the year in AA.  He’s hitting for a .352/.395/.563 line in 71 at-bats in July.  Bryan Morris gave up his first earned run since moving to the bullpen, spanning 18 innings.



Santos went 2-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Tampa 5, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Brett Sinkbeil, RHP (1-6, 5.64) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 2B (.315) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Brian Leach, RHP (8.55) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Ryan Doumit started his rehab work, going 1-for-3 with an RBI.



Taillon allowed two runs in five innings.

Box Score

Result: Savannah 3, West Virginia 2

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (4.09) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Drew Maggi, SS (.243) – 1-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Eliecer Navarro, LHP (1.84) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Taillon allowed 11 runs in 7.1 innings in his last two outings before getting back on track tonight.



Lashmet went 2-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Mahoning Valley 17, State College 4

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (1-2, 4.83) – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Lashmet, 3B (.293) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Carlos Mesa, RF (.273) – 2-for-2, 2B, SB

Game Notes: Benedict has allowed 14 runs in 13.2 innings over his last three starts, after allowing three runs in 18 innings in his first four starts.  State College pitchers combined to allow 20 hits, and 15 of the 17 runs were earned.



Heredia struck out four in three innings.

Box Score

Result: Phillies 7, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (4.72) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, LF (.400) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Alen Hanson, 2B (.274) – 1-for-3, 2B, RBI

Game Notes: Heredia bounced back, after allowing eight walks in 3.2 innings in his last two starts.  Jose Osuna has a .400/.475/.624 line in 85 at-bats this year.

RK: DSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Pirates 2, Astros 0

Starting Pitcher: Francisco Vilchez, RHP (3-1, 1.57) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, CF (.321) – 2-for-4, BB

RK: VSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Reds 6, Pirates 5

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha, RHP (4-2, 3.12) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Edgar Munoz, LF (.372) – 4-for-5, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Dilson Herrera, 3B (.305) – 2-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Herrera is heating up in July, with a .325/.481/.425 line in 40 at-bats in July.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 51-49, 3rd Place, 12.5 GB

AA: Altoona Curve – 41-56, 6th Place, 15.0 GB

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 46-52 Overall, 16-12 2nd Half, 3rd Place, 2.0 GB

A: West Virginia Power – 45-50 Overall, 10-17 2nd Half, 7th Place, 8.0 GB

A-: State College Spikes – 10-24, 6th Place, 9.0 GB

RK: GCL Pirates – 19-9, 1st Place

RK: DSL Pirates – 28-16, 1st Place

RK: VSL Pirates – 32-25, 1st Place

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  • Anonymous

    State College only gave up 15 earned runs.

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