Prospect Watch: Marte On a Cold Streak; Good Starts From Taillon, Holmes

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 (2-2, 5.17) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.27) - 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

3. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.281) - 0-for-4, BB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.326) - DNP

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

6. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (1-1, 1.86) - DNP

7. Rudy Owens, LHP, Indianapolis (8-4, 3.07) - DNP

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (7-5, 3.07) - DNP

9. Robbie Grossman, CF, Altoona (.254) - DNP

10. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.318) - DNP

11. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 4.54) - DNP

12. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (2-7, 5.63) - DNP

13. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (7-4, 4.25) - 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

14. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.236) - 0-for-3

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.57) - DNP

16. Mel Rojas, CF, Bradenton (.254) - 0-for-4

17. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.299) - 0-for-2

18. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.292) - 0-for-2, 2 BB, SB

19. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.288) - 1-for-4, 2B

20. Colton Cain, LHP, Bradenton (3-5, 4.22) – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (3-1, 0.94) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B

Home Runs: Yamaico Navarro (5)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Gwinnett 4

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson, LHP (4.25) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Matt Hague, 3B (.279) – 2-for-5, 2B

Yamaico Navarro, LF (.279) – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Game Notes: Justin Wilson has struggled with his control in the last three starts, walking 11 batters in 12 innings. That follows a five game stretch where he walked eight batters in 30 innings. Chase d’Arnaud has a seven game hitting streak, and is 12-for-29 with four doubles and two triples in that stretch. Yamaico Navarro hit his fifth homer of the year. Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. In his last ten games he has a .216/.310/.459 line in 37 at-bats, with a 30% strikeout rate and a 10% walk rate. Most of that production came on Monday when he fell a single shy of the cycle.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Altoona was postponed.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Tampa 3

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (4.27) – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.288) – 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Dan Grovatt, LF (.256) – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Jameson Taillon bounced back from giving up six runs in 4.2 innings his last time out. The right-hander threw 98 pitches, with 57 for strikes. On the season he has a 4.27 ERA in 97 innings, with a 78:30 K/BB ratio.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was postponed.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result: State College 7, Williamsport 4

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (3-1, 0.94) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.242) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Chris Diaz, SS (.216) – 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SB

Game Notes: John Eshleman’s live report, including a great report on Clay Holmes.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 2, Phillies 1

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (2.66) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Elvis Escobar, CF (.244) – 2-for-3, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers

Tyler Glasnow, RHP (3.60) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: In his last three starts, Neverauskas has gone 13 innings without an earned run, and has an 8:2 K/BB ratio. Tyler Glasnow has a 3.60 ERA in 15 innings, with a 15:8 K/BB ratio. Candon Myles stole his 11th base 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: Pirates 9, Marlins 1

Starting Pitcher: Luis Santos, RHP (4-2, 1.71) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, CF (.294) – 3-for-4, 2 SB

 

RK: DSL PIRATES2

Box Score

Result: Diamondbacks/Reds 5, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, LHP (3-3, 3.58) – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Salazar, SS (.200) – 1-for-4, 2B

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