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Prospect Watch: Strong Start For Owens, Two Hit Night For Hanson

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

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.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-1, 5.29) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 1.93) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.287) - 0-for-4, 2 K

4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL

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

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.222) - DNP

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.245) - DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) - Extended Spring Training

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-1, 8.59) - DNP

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Rudy Owens, LHP (1-0, 2.08) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Mesa, RF (.500) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Carlos Mesa (1)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 13, Durham 2

Starting Pitcher: Rudy Owens, LHP (1-0, 2.08) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brandon Boggs, RF (.292) – 1-for-3, 3B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Jose Morales, C (.231) – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Game Notes: My live game report.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Altoona was postponed.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Jupiter 7, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (1-2, 5.82) – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Stefan Welch, 3B (.239) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Gift Ngoepe, SS (.237) – 2-for-4, 2 SB

Josh Poytress, LHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Coming in to today’s start, Colton Cain gave up seven earned runs in 17.2 innings on the season. He doubled his run total tonight, with two homers accounting for four of the runs. Josh Poytress has now pitched 7.2 shutout innings in high-A, with a 6:3 K/BB ratio. Gift Ngoepe recorded his second straight two hit night, and stole his 3rd and 4th bases.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Greensboro 11, West Virginia 9

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (1.67) – 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Mesa, RF (.500) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Alen Hanson, SS (.389) – 2-for-4, 3B, BB

Jose Osuna, 1B (.304) – 2-for-5, 2B

Willy Garcia, LF (.208) – 2-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: One night after snapping his 16 game hitting streak, Alen Hanson returned with a two hit night. Carlos Mesa, who is replacing Josh Bell on the roster, hit his first homer of the year, going 2-for-4. Prior to this start, Matt Benedict had given up two earned runs in 21.1 innings.

ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS

AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 11-10

AA: Altoona Curve – 8-11

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 9-13

A: West Virginia Power – 7-15

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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

    Colten Cain = Ugh!

    • Lee Young

       Colton not Colten…UGH (for me)

  • st1300b

    Hey Foo, yes that is pretty ugly numbers there.

  • sstauffer5

    Look like Rudy Owens is back…

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