Prospect Watch: Matt Curry Hits First Homer of Year

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 (1-1, 3.52) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (1-1, 1.46) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.283) - 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL

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

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.186) - 0-for-4, BB

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.258) - 1-for-4, 2B, BB

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: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-2, 1.93) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Starling Marte, CF (.283) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Matt Curry (1)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Norfolk 4

Starting Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (7.36) – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Starling Marte, CF (.283) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Matt Hague, 3B (.237) – 2-for-5

Jordy Mercer, SS (.259) – 3-for-5

Jose Morales, C (.286) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Daniel McCutchen, RHP (2-1, 3.06) – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game report.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 7, Erie 3

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3-2, 3.77) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.304) – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Tim Alderson, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Brock Holt, SS (.297) – 2-for-5, 2B, 3B

Tony Sanchez, C (.258) – 1-for-4, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Matt Curry hit his first home run of the season in the first inning. He has a .333/.405/.556 line in his last ten games, and a .304/.371/.430 line on the season. Tim Alderson made his first appearance since being demoted. He now has ten shutout innings, with seven hits allowed, and a 12:2 K/BB ratio. He threw 45 pitches, 31 for strikes. Brandon Cumpton now has a 3.77 ERA in 31 innings, with a 17:6 K/BB ratio on the season. Most of the damage came in the first start when he gave up five runs in 4.1 innings.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Charlotte 4, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-2, 1.93) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stefan Welch, 1B (.277) – 2-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers

Alex Dickerson, DH (.261) – 1-for-2, 2 BB

Porfirio Lopez, LHP (0.55) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Porfirio Lopez gave up his first run of the year, spanning 16.1 innings. He has a 12:4 K/BB ratio in that time frame. Eliecer Navarro has a 1.93 ERA in 23.1 innings on the season, with a 19:2 K/BB ratio. Bradenton had eight hits, but all were singles.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was off today.

ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS

AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 13-11

AA: Altoona Curve – 9-14

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 11-14

A: West Virginia Power – 8-16

Tim Williams

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 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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