Prospect Watch: Three Hit Nights For Hague and Hanson


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 (0-0, 5.25) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 2.63) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.276) - 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

4. Josh Bell, RF (.273) - 1-for-3, BB

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

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.226) - DNP

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.282) - DNP

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

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 10.24) - 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR


Top Pitcher: Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (2-0, 3.27) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 3B (.238) – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Home Runs: None


Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 9, Louisville 1

Starting Pitcher: Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (2-0, 3.27) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 3B (.238) – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, LF (.276) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Bryan Morris, RHP (8.10) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.


Altoona was rained out.


Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 8, Bradenton 6

Starting Pitcher: Hunter Strickland, RHP (2.08) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Gift Ngoepe, SS (.208) – 2-for-5, SB

Other Notable Performers

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

Casey Sadler, RHP (1.64) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The Bradenton bullpen gave up seven runs in the final three innings. The offense scored six runs on eight hits, but didn’t have a single extra base hit. Casey Sadler now has a 13:2 K/BB ratio on the season. Hunter Strickland was hit with a line drive in the second inning against the final batter, and was replaced by Porfirio Lopez.


Box Score

Result: Charleston 4, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (10.24) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.420) – 3-for-5, SB

Other Notable Performers

Josh Bell, DH (.273) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Alen Hanson extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He also stole his fifth base of the season. Gregory Polanco stole his sixth base of the year. Trent Stevenson gave up one run on four hits and two walks in two innings.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 7-8

AA: Altoona Curve – 6-8

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 7-8

A: West Virginia Power – 5-11

Author: 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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  • Bixlerboy

    Good work, but maybe you could have some flexibility with the players whose stats you list at the top of these daily features? 

    I would much rather see Alan Hanson or Gregory Polanco stats at the top then Kyle McPhersons current DL status or a notation about how Stenson Ally didn’t pitch today? Just a thought

    • Tim Williams

      Those are the top ten prospects in the system at the top. They won’t change until mid-season, probably after the draft.