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

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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

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.graham.773 Bryan Graham

    Dang, Holt is on fire. I know he just got to AAA, but if he keeps it up he would have to be considered for a September callup I would think.

    • Lee Young

      Bryan…I agree….at the very least AAA agrees with him. I just wished he was a viable SS candidate. We already have a good 2bman which is his best position.

      • scrappy2499

        i thought he has been playing a good ss position

        • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.graham.773 Bryan Graham

          Holt has been playing second base

          • http://twitter.com/AlexMooseHenry Alex Henry

            Holt has played 102 of 112 games this year at SS between AA and AAA but he has played 4 at 10 at SS in AAA in my opinion because of the fact they are still trying to let Chase d’Arnaud figure it out but i still believe Holt could be a SS in the bigs

            • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.graham.773 Bryan Graham

              My bad, hadn’t really been following him that closely til recently, seems the few times I did read about him he was at second base that game.

              • Lee Young

                From the Prospect Guide “Holt is better suited as a 2bman as the Pirates prefer DEFENSE at the SS position”.

                If I had to compare him to somebody, it would be Jeff Keppinger.

      • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.graham.773 Bryan Graham

        A lot of ifs here, but if Snider didn’t work out we would still have Jones in RF and that could leave 1B open for Walker with Holt at second. The Pirates lineup isn’t that strong that if we have a good hitting prospect that we can leave him sit at AAA. I would be more hopeful however that Holt would be able to play SS. But for now I will just relax as Holt has only been in AAA for a short time.

        • Lee Young

          Bryan…why would you move Walker off of 2b? He was mentioned as a Gold Glover last year and has been excellent there this year.

  • derekbellstutu

    Brock Holt’s stats remind me of Dustin Pedroia. If Holt has the same fire in the belly that Pedroia possesses, then I can’t wait to see him in the bigs. Having Neil Walker putting up another solid season (before his injury) and Holt lying in the weeds, the Bucs have a good problem on their hands!