Prospect Watch: Taillon and Dodson Get Hit Hard

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Bradenton (4-1, 2.53) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (3-6, 4.52) - 4.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

3. Mark Appel, RHP (No Stats) - Unsigned

4. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.270) - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.322) - 0-for-4, 2 K

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.274) - Low-A DL

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

8. Rudy Owens, LHP, Indianapolis (5-2, 2.29) - DNP

9. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (4-3, 3.27) - DNP

10. Robbie Grossman, CF, Altoona (.211) - 0-for-6, 3 K

11. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.294) - 0-for-3, BB

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

13. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (1-4, 5.57) - DNP

14. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (5-4, 3.80) - DNP

15. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.238) - DNP

16. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.65) - DNP

17. Mel Rojas, CF, Bradenton (.265) - 1-for-5

18. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.000) - Season Starts 6/18

19. Barrett Barnes, CF (.000) - Unsigned

20. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.285) - 1-for-5, 3 K

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Tim Alderson, RHP (3-3, 3.08) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Quincy Latimore, LF (.235) – 2-for-5, HR, BB, SB

Home Runs: Quincy Latimore (5), Junior Sosa (2)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Indianapolis was off today.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Game One Box Score

Result: Trenton 10, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (0-4, 4.58) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Quincy Latimore, LF (.235) – 1-for-3, HR

Other Notable Performers

Mike Colla, RHP (3.96) – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Quincy Latimore hit his fifth homer of the year. Phil Irwin set a season high with seven strikeouts, but also gave up four runs for the third time in seven starts. Mike Colla has a 0.68 ERA in 13.1 innings in relief this year, with a 13:3 K/BB ratio.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Trenton 2, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Tim Alderson, RHP (3-3, 3.08) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Quincy Latimore, LF (.235) – 1-for-2, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers

Victor Black, RHP (1.61) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Quincy Latimore had one of three hits for Altoona in game two. Robbie Grossman returned to game action today for the first time in a week. Grossman went 0-for-6 combined in the double-header. Victor Black now has a 1.61 ERA in 28 innings, with a 36:14 K/BB ratio. Tim Alderson bounced back well from a bad outing last time, when he gave up five earned runs in five innings.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 8, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-6, 4.52) – 4.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stefan Welch, DH (.265) – 2-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Casey Sadler, RHP (3.66) – 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jameson Taillon has given up 28 earned runs in 31 innings over his last six starts. He gave up one run in the first three innings tonight, and six in the fourth. Most of his recent outings have been like this one, with a bad inning the second time through the lineup. Casey Sadler has a 3.66 ERA in 46.2 innings this year, with a 38:8 K/BB ratio.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Lexington 9, West Virginia 2

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (1-5, 6.12) – 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Junior Sosa, RF (.270) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers

Ryan Hafner, RHP (6.34) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Zack Dodson gave up one run in the first four innings, then six runs in the fifth inning. Dodson has given up 13 runs in 13.2 innings over his last three starts. Ryan Hafner has now walked 37 batters in 38.1 innings so far this year. Junior Sosa hit his second homer of the year.

 

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE

For a primer on the 2012 DSL Pirates, along with information on the players to watch, check out the 2012 DSL Preview.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES1

Box Score

Result: Marlins 5, Pirates 0

Starting Pitcher: Julio Cesar Pimentel, RHP (0-1, 1.50) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gustavo Barrios, 2B (.333) – 1-for-3, SB

 

RK: DSL PIRATES2

Box Score

Result: Nationals 7, Pirates 5

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico, LHP (4.15) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yunerky Adames, RF (.333) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 2 RBI

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS

AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 38-27

AA: Altoona Curve – 28-35

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 26-41

A: West Virginia Power – 21-45

RK: DSL Pirates1 – 6-4

RK: DSL Pirates2 – 4-6

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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