Prospect Watch: More Homers From Marte, Presley, and Clement


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 (3-1, 2.60) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-4, 3.29) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.261) - 2-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) - Low-A DL

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

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.212) - 0-for-4

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.258) - 0-for-2, 2 BB

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

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (1-2, 4.95) - DNP


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Top Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (5.36) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, 1B (.291) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Jeff Clement 2 (4), Starling Marte (4), Alex Presley (3)


Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 7, Louisville 4

Starting Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (3.82) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, 1B (.291) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, CF (.261) – 1-for-4, HR

Alex Presley, LF (.275) – 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI

Jordy Mercer, 3B (.303) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: For the second straight night, Indianapolis had four homers, leading to a 7-4 win. Alex Presley hit his second homer in as many games, and third in his last seven games. Presley is now hitting for a .306/.395/.750 line in 36 at-bats over his last ten games. Starling Marte also homered for his second straight game. Jeff Clement hit two homers, giving him three in his last three games. Jordy Mercer now has an eight game hitting streak, and is hitting for a .358/.408/.453 line in 95 at-bats in May.


Box Score

Result: Bowie 4, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (0-3, 5.01) – 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, DH (.271) – 1-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers

Mike Colla, RHP (4.30) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Altoona only had two hits, with Ramon Cabrera and Matt Curry both getting singles.  Phil Irwin has a 5.01 ERA in 23.1 innings this year, with a 12:3 K/BB ratio and an extreme 2.40 GO/AO ratio. Mike Colla has an 0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings out of the bullpen, with a 10:1 K/BB ratio.


Bradenton was off today.


Box Score

Result: West Virginia 4, Lakewood 3

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (5.36) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Kirk Singer, 3B (.246) – 3-for-3, BB, 2 RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers

Alen Hanson, DH (.338) – 1-for-3, BB

Gregory Polanco, CF (.283) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Zack Dodson has given up two earned runs in 8.2 innings over his last two starts. He has a 5.36 ERA this year in 43.2 innings with a 34:18 K/BB ratio. Kirk Singer had a three hit game, and is now 6-for-11 in his last three games. Alen Hanson has drawn nine walks in his last ten games. He drew six in the entire month of April.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 29-21

AA: Altoona Curve – 22-27

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 22-28

A: West Virginia Power – 16-35

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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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