Prospect Watch: Strong 2012 Debut For Brad Lincoln


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.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (No Stats) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (No Stats) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.308) - 2-for-5, 2B

4. Josh Bell, RF (.176) - 0-for-4, RBI, K

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

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.357) - DNP

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.333) - DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) - DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 27.00) - DNP


Top Pitcher: Brad Lincoln, RHP (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, 1B (.417) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB

Home Runs: None


Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 8, Toledo 2

Starting Pitcher: Brad Lincoln, RHP (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, 1B (.417) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Shairon Martis, RHP (2.25) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Starling Marte, CF (.308) – 2-for-5, 2B

Miles Durham, 1B (.500) – 2-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game story.


Altoona was off today.


Bradenton was off today.


Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 8, West Virginia 6

Starting Pitcher: Zac Fuesser, LHP (9.00) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Kirk Singer, 3B (.500) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Chris Lashmet, 1B (.750) – 3-for-4

Jodaneli Carvajal, 2B (.400) – 2-for-4, 3B, BB

Game Notes: Wilbur Miller’s live game recap.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 2-1

AA: Altoona Curve – 2-1

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 1-2

A: West Virginia Power – 1-3

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Tim Williams

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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