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Prospect Watch: Good Starts From Leroux and Glasnow, Sanchez Hits 7th 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 post trade deadline update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-4, 3.43) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (6-7, 3.91) - DNP

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

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.310) – 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 (4-1, 0.83) - DNP

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

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (9-5, 3.88) - DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.50) - DNP

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

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.217) - 1-for-4, HR

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.300) - DNP

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.294) - 2-for-2, BB

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.67) – DNP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.291) - DNP

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (5-7, 4.74) - DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.277) – 1-for-5

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.94) - DNP

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.97) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (2-0, 1.93) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.227) – 3-for-4, 3B, HR

Home Runs: Brandon Boggs (8), Yamaico Navarro (7), Tony Sanchez (7), Willy Garcia (15), Eric Avila (4), Jesus Vasquez (2)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Columbus 0

Starting Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (2-0, 1.93) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yamaico Navarro, 3B (.275) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Tony Sanchez, C (.217) – 1-for-4, HR

Brandon Boggs, LF (.264) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 5, Trenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (4-7, 2.93) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Oscar Tejeda, LF (.259) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Victor Black, RHP (1.97) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Matt Curry, 1B (.294) – 2-for-2, BB

Game Notes: In his last ten starts, Phil Irwin has a 2.00 ERA in 63 innings, with a 56:10 K/BB ratio. Six of his 14 earned runs during that span came in the first of those ten starts. Victor Black has a 1.97 ERA in 50.1 innings, with a 71:25 K/BB ratio. In his last ten games, Oscar Tejeda is hitting for a .317/.391/.561 line in 41 at-bats.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton was postponed.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 4, Lexington 3

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (8-3, 3.44) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.294) – 4-for-5, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Eric Avila, DH (.252) – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Willy Garcia, RF (.256) – 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco both missed their second games since going down with injuries a few days ago. Rowland now has a 3.44 ERA in 83.2 innings, with a 43:21 K/BB ratio. Willy Garcia hit his 15th homer of the year, and second in as many days. Garcia is hitting for a .275/.286/.575 line in 40 at-bats over his last ten games. Dan Gamache is hitting for a .436/.476/.795 line in 39 at-bats over his last ten games.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result:  State College 5, Jamestown 2

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (3-1, 2.42) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.227) – 3-for-4, 3B, HR

Other Notable Performers

Walker Gourley (.264) – 2-for-4, 2B

D.J. Crumlich, 3B (.266) – 2-for-4, 2B

Clario Perez, RHP (6.23) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jesus Vasquez was a double shy of the cycle. He hit his second homer with State College. Luis Heredia turned 18 years old yesterday. On the season he has a 2.42 ERA in 48.1 innings, with a 27:14 K/BB ratio. He has a .221 BAA and a 1.62 GO/AO ratio.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Phillies 2

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.12) – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Elvis Escobar, CF (.278) – 3-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Jonathan Schwind, C (.333) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow has a 2.12 ERA in 29.2 innings this year, with a 33:10 K/BB ratio. In his last six starts he has given up one earned run in 21 innings, with a 25:6 K/BB ratio and just ten hits allowed. Elvis Escobar is hitting for a .438/.486/.531 line in 32 at-bats over his last ten games.

 

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 10, Marlins 1

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha, RHP (4-1, 1.82) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 3B (.329) – 2-for-5, 2B

 

RK: DSL PIRATES2

Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Mets 1

Starting Pitcher: Mervin Del Rosario, LHP (4-2, 3.06) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gustavo Barrios, 2B (.329) – 2-for-3, BB, SB

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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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