Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/11


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) - Next Probable Start: 7/26

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 4.72) - Next Probable Start: 7/27

3. Starling Marte, CF (.304) - DNP

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.238) - 1-for-4

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 5.95) - 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

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

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.52) - DNP

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

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 3.88) - Next Probable Start: 7/26

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


Top Pitcher: x

Top Hitter: x

Home Runs: Josh Rodriguez (3), Wes Freeman 2 (3), Gregory Polanco (3), Jhoanel Jimenez (1)



Moskos pitched three shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Rochester 4

Starting Pitcher: Garrett Olson, LHP (2.55) – 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gorkys Hernandez, CF (.295) – 3-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Daniel Moskos, LHP (1-0, 1.83) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Pedro Alvarez, 3B (.339) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Jordy Mercer, 2B (.203) – 2-for-5, 2B

Miles Durham, RF (.237) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Game Notes: Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 for the second straight night, and had a game winning hit in the 10th inning.  After going 0-for-6 with two walks in his last two games, Pedro Alvarez bounced back, going 2-for-4 with a walk, and the winning run tonight.  Daniel Moskos has pitched eight shutout innings since being optioned back to AAA, with one hit allowed, two walks, and six strikeouts.



Rodriguez homered in the first inning.

Box Score

Result: New Britain 6, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Phillip Irwin, RHP (3-3, 5.08) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Rodriguez, SS (.247) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Andrew Lambo, RF (.248) – 1-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Everyone in the Altoona lineup recorded a hit except for Kris Watts, yet Altoona only managed one run, on a first inning homer by Josh Rodriguez.



Santos had a walk-off single in the ninth.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 6, Tampa 5

Starting Pitcher: Nathan Baker, LHP (3.90) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 2B-LF (.317) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Duke Welker, RHP (3-4, 2.35) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Ramon Cabrera, DH (.343) – 3-for-4

Robbie Grossman, RF (.289) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Aaron Baker, 1B (.281) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Adalberto Santos hit a two run, walk off single in the ninth to give Bradenton the win.  Aaron Baker hit his 14th homer of the year.  Robbie Grossman drew his 85th walk of the season, and hit his 21st double.  Ryan Doumit made a rehab appearance, going 0-for-2 with a walk.



Waldron allowed two runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Savannah 3, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (6-6, 4.75) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase Lyles, DH (.211) – 2-for-3

Other Notable Performers

Drew Maggi, SS (.244) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Rinku Singh, LHP (1.80) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Game Notes: Maggi now has 22 stolen bases on the year.



Freeman hit two homers.

Box Score

Result: Mahoning Valley 10, State College 3

Starting Pitcher: Stetson Allie, RHP (0-1, 5.95) – 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Wes Freeman, RF (.194) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Samuel Gonzalez, C (.326) – 2-for-4, 2B

Alex Dickerson, 1B (.227) – 2-for-4, 3B

Orlando Castro, LHP (6.75) – 2.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The State College pitching staff has given up 27 runs in the last two games of this series.



Polanco hit his 3rd homer of the year.

Box Score

Result: Yankees 8, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Wilson Lee, LHP (1-1, 5.32) – 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, RF (.224) – 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Game Notes: Jeff Clement went 0-for-4 with a walk in a rehab appearance today.  Yhonathan Barrios went 1-for-5 with two stolen bases.  Polanco now has three homers in his last four games, and is 5-for-17 in that stretch.

RK: DSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Indians 3

Starting Pitcher: Mervin Del Rosario, LHP (3.34) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Danny Arribas, 3B (.217) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Raul Fortunato, CF (.321) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Jhoanel Jimenez, C (.326) – 1-for-2, HR, 2 BB

Game Notes: Fortunato now has 25 stolen bases on the year.

RK: VSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Tigers 6

Starting Pitcher: Roberto Espinoza, RHP (4-3, 4.40) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Gimenez, RF (.333) – 4-for-4, 3 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Ulises Montilla, 2B (.351) – 2-for-4, RBI


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 52-49, 3rd Place, 12.5 GB

AA: Altoona Curve – 41-57, 6th Place, 15.5 GB

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 47-52 Overall, 17-12 2nd Half, 3rd Place, 1.5 GB

A: West Virginia Power – 45-51 Overall, 10-18 2nd Half, 7th Place, 8.0 GB

A-: State College Spikes – 10-25, 6th Place, 10.0 GB

RK: GCL Pirates – 19-10, 1st Place

RK: DSL Pirates – 29-16, 1st Place

RK: VSL Pirates – 33-25, 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 AccuScore.com, 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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  • Lee Young

    Wow! A Jeff Clement sighting.

    Is that a new Wes Freeman Pic? Heckuva tattoo on that left arm.

    I think Moskos is ticked. I’d rather see him in the majors than Joe Beimel (speaking of tattoos). Never been a Beimel fan.


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