Prospect Watch: Cole Strikes Out Seven


A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here.

Cole strikes out seven again

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0,5.25 ) – 5 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 7 K 1 HR

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 2.63) – Next start 4/25

3. Starling Marte, CF (.264) –  DNP

4. Josh Bell, RF (.269) –  DNP

5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.226) -0-for-2, 3 BB 2 R

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.282) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) – 0.1 IP 1 H 2 R 2 ER 4 BB 0 K 0 HR

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP (No Stats) – AAA DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 12.86) – Next Start: 4/21


Top Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP(4.20) 6 IP 3 H 2 R 0 ER 1 BB 8 K 0 HR
Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, RF (.464) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Home Runs:  Drew Maggi (1)



Game Notes: Game was postponed. Will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 12


Box Score

Result: Altoona 7, Richmond 15

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic, RHP (7.36) 2.2 IP 9 H 6 R 6 ER 2 BB 0 K 1 HR

Top Hitter:  Adalberto Santos, RF (.464) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Quincy Latimore, LF (.178) – 2-for-4, RBI, SB

Tony Sanchez, C (.282) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

Robbie Grossman, CF (.226) -0-for-2, 3 BB 2 R

Game Notes:  Altoona had a 7-6 lead going into the 8th inning, before Zach Foster and Matt McSwain combined to give up nine runs in the last two innings. Santos has seven hits in the last two games and he has 13 hits in 28 AB’s so far this year. He came into the game with no RBI’s. Brock Holt went 0-for-5, dropped his average down 30 points to .296 in 48 AB’s. Altoona made four errors, including two by Santos. Runners were 4-for-4 in stolen bases off Tony Sanchez.


Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Fort Myers 3

Starting Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0 5.25) 5 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 7 K 1 HR

Top Hitter: Drew Maggi (.286) 2-4, HR, 2 runs, SB

Other Notable Performers

Alex Dickerson,1B (.259) 1-3, BB

Quinton Miller, RHP (7.04) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes:  Cole made his third pro start and recorded six strikeouts in the first two innings. He now has 18 strikeouts in 12 innings and tonight was the second time he recorded seven strikeouts in a game. Josh Poytress followed him with two scoreless innings, picking up the win in his Bradenton debut. In 8.1 innings with WV this year, he allowed just one run and struck out eight. Miller got the save with his first scoreless outing of the year. Maggi’s homer was the only one among the Pirates farm clubs today and it ended up being the game winner.


Box Score

Result: Charleston 4 , West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (4.20) 6 IP 3 H 2 R 0 ER 1 BB 8 K 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.406) – 2-for-4, 3B

Other Notable Performers

Jose Osuna, 1B (.304) – 2-FOR-4, run

Willy Garcia, LF (.196) – 0-for-3, 2 RBI

Gregory Polanco, CF (.296)- 1-3, BB 2 SB

Game Notes:  Stetson Allie made his return from elbow tightness. It was his first game since he started on 4/6, when couldn’t get out of the first inning. He faced six batters tonight and gave up and infield single, four walks and he recorded one out before being pulled. Allie was credited with the loss. Josh Bell did not play. Dodson left with the scored tied and both runs he allowed were unearned. He had seven strikeouts total in his first two games and also allowed two unearned runs in his first start.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 6-8

AA: Altoona Curve – 6-8

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 7-7

A: West Virginia Power – 5-10

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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