Prospect Watch: Good Pitching in Altoona; Clement, Curry, and Barnes Homer

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, Altoona (2-4, 4.85) –  DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.37) –  DNP

3. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.319) - 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

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

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 1.85) – DNP

6. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (7-5, 3.01) – DNP

7. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.324) - 2-for-5

8. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (3-4, 4.19) – DNP

9. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (3-7, 5.26) – DNP

10. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (8-4, 4.06) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.221) – 0-for-3

12. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.48) – DNP

13. Mel Rojas, CF, Bradenton (.251) - 0-for-4

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.308) – DNP

15. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.291) - 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 3 RBI

16. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.292) - 1-for-4, 2B

17. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (4-1, 0.80) – DNP

18. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.302) – 1-for-7, HR, 4 RBI

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-3, 4.03) – DNP

20. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.278) - 2-for-3, 2B

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (3-7, 3.16) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, 1B (.300) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR, BB

Home Runs: Jeff Clement (14), Matt Curry (8), Barrett Barnes (5), Dilson Herrera (6), Luis Urena (4), Angelo Del Castillo (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Pawtucket 5, Indianapolis 3

Starting Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (4-5, 4.37) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, 1B (.300) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.235) – 2-for-5, SB

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Game One Box Score

Result: Altoona 1, New Hampshire 0

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (3-7, 3.16) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stefan Welch, 3B (.313) – 1-for-2, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Brock Holt, DH (.322) – 1-for-3, SB

Game Two Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, New Hampshire 1

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (10-8, 3.32) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.302) – 1-for-4, HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Victor Black, RHP (1.26) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Brock Holt, DH (.322) – 3-for-4, SB

Adalberto Santos, RF (.388) – 2-for-3, 3B, SB

Game Notes: Kristy Robinson’s live game reports.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Daytona 2, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher:  Eliecer Navarro, LHP (4-5, 3.24) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.292) – 1-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Kirk Singer, 3B (.257) – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: My live recap, with a feature on Alex Dickerson.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 6, Lakewood 0

Starting Pitcher: Mike Jefferson, LHP (4-6, 4.81) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, DH (.319) – 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Gregory Polanco, CF (.324) – 2-for-5

Willy Garcia, RF (.258) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Jose Osuna, 1B (.278) – 2-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: John Dreker’s live game recap.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Game One Box Score

Result: State College 6, Connecticut 4

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (4.63) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tyler Gaffney, CF-RF (.385) – 2-for-3

Other Notable Performers

Jacob Stallings, C (.294) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Game Two Box Score

Result: State College 9, Connecticut 4

Starting Pitcher: Clario Perez, RHP (9.00) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Barrett Barnes, CF (.291) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Tyler Gaffney, RF (.385) – 3-for-3, 3B, 2 SB

Game Notes: State College completed a suspended game in game one today. Jacob Stallings is hitting for a .354/.402/.506 line in 79 at-bats in the month of July. Barrett Barnes hit his fifth homer of the year in game two. Tyler Gaffney combined to go 5-for-6 with two stolen bases and a triple today. He has a .385/.573/.577 line in 52 at-bats this year.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 5, Braves 1

Starting Pitcher: Cesar Lopez, RHP (2-1, 4.71) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.263) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Luis Urena, RF (.234) – 1-for-3, HR, BB, 2 K

Game Notes: My live game report.

 

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: Red Sox 3, Yankees 1

Starting Pitcher: Leandro Rodriguez, LHP (3.00) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tomas Morales, C (.308) – 3-for-4, 2B

 

RK: DSL PIRATES2

Box Score

Result: Yankees 11, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Francis Rodriguez, RHP (0-3, 3.67) – 3.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Angelo Del Castillo, LF (.238) – 1-for-3, HR

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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