Prospect Watch: Big Day For Holt; Kaminska Throws Six No-Hit Innings

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 post trade deadline update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.19) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.00) - DNP

3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.312) - DNP

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.328) - DNP

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

7. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (4-2, 1.41) - DNP

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (9-5, 2.66) - DNP (In the Majors)

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (9-6, 3.84) - DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 1.59) - DNP

11. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.288) - State College DL (UPDATE)

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.216) - 0-for-3, BB

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.306) - 2-for-4, HR, SB

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.291) - 0-for-4, 2 K

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.60) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.303) - 1-for-4

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (5-7, 4.79) - DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.276) - 2-for-5, 2B

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 5.40) - DNP

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.93) - DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Kyle Kaminska, RHP (1-0, 0.00) – 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brock Holt, SS (.410) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Brock Holt (1), Alex Dickerson (12), Andy Vasquez (4), Eric Avila (6)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Rochester 3

Starting Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (3-0, 2.26) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Brock Holt, SS (.410) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Bryan Morris, RHP (2.60) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Evan Meek, RHP (2.51) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: New Hampshire 3, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (6.75) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, RF (.384) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Stefan Welch, 3B (.291) – 2-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Adalberto Santos had his sixth multi-hit game in his last eight games. In 51 games this year in Altoona, 22 of them have been multi-hit games. Stefan Welch has cooled down some in the second half, hitting for a .232/.315/.305 line in 95 at-bats since the Eastern League All-Star break. Tyler Waldron made his third start for Altoona, and had his best outing, after combining for eight earned runs in seven innings his first two starts.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Jupiter 1

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Kaminska, RHP (1-0, 0.00) – 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.306) – 2-for-4, HR, SB

Other Notable Performers

Andy Vasquez, RF (.253) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR

Gift Ngoepe, SS (.241) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Kyle Kaminska, who was acquired in the Gorkys Hernandez/Gaby Sanchez trade, made his first start for Bradenton and threw six no-hit innings. Kaminska made three appearances in relief with Altoona, giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings, with a 7:0 K/BB ratio. Alex Dickerson hit his 12th homer of the year. Andy Vasquez hit his 4th homer of the year.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Kannapolis 7, West Virginia 6

Starting Pitcher: Zac Fuesser, LHP (4.02) – 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Junior Sosa, RF (.259) – 3-for-5

Other Notable Performers

Dan Gamache, 2B (.291) – 2-for-5, BB

Eric Avila, 3B (.285) – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Game Notes: Eric Avila hit his sixth homer of the year, which was a two run shot in the top of the tenth inning. In his last six games, Avila has gone 10-for-23 with three homers and four doubles. On the season he has a .285/.326/.531 line in 130 at-bats. Dan Gamache has an OPS of 1.096 in the month of August over 56 at-bats.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result: Auburn 1, State College 0

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (0-1, 2.43) – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.237) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Jonathan Schwind, C (.500) – 1-for-2, 3B, BB

Clario Perez, RHP (5.06) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Adrian Sampson now has a 2.43 ERA in 33.1 innings, with a 36:11 K/BB ratio. In his last four starts he has given up one earned run in 17.2 innings, with a 19:6 K/BB ratio. Sampson was taken in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Tigers 1

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic, RHP (5.11) – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.485) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Max Moroff, SS (.321) – 2-for-5

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.282) – 2-for-3, BB, SB

Edwin Espinal, 1B (.232) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Max Moroff now has a .321/.448/.415 line in 53 at-bats. Dilson Herrera stole his ninth base of the year. Andrew Lambo made his third straight rehab appearance, after going six days without playing. Aaron Pribanic’s rehab assignment ended today, and he was transferred to the GCL roster.

 

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 11, Yankees 3

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha, RHP (5-1, 1.61) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ramses Pena, 2B-3B (.235) – 1-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

 

RK: DSL PIRATES2

Box Score

Result: Pirates 4, Nationals 3

Starting Pitcher: Mervin Del Rosario, LHP (3.12) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Edgardo Munoz, 3B (.240) – 3-for-6, 2B

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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