Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Twice; Glasnow Goes Four No-Hit Innings Again


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 (.313) - 2-for-5, 2B

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.328) - Low-A DL (UPDATE)

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) - 1-for-5

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.304) - 0-for-4

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.291) - DNP

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.60) – DNP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.304) - 2-for-4, SB

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

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.276) - 1-for-4

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (4-5, 5.13) - 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.89) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR



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Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (1.87) – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.237) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo 2 (1, 2), Dan Grovatt (8), Eric Avila (7), Jesus Vasquez 2 (3, 4), Jacob Stallings (1), Julio Perez (5)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Syracuse 2

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (4.50) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.285) – 3-for-5

Other Notable Performers

Daniel McCutchen, RHP (6-2, 3.05) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.



Box Score

Result: New Hampshire 8, Altoona 3

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (11-10, 4.12) – 5.0 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.237) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Victor Black, RHP (1.89) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: In his first game back with Altoona, Andrew Lambo hit two homers, which were his first two homers of the year at the level. Lambo had been out since April 16th, after going down with an injury that required hamate surgery. Brandon Cumpton has struggled a bit recently, giving up 18 earned runs in 16.2 innings over his last four starts. Victor Black has a 1.89 ERA in 52.1 innings this year, with a 75:26 K/BB ratio. In his last 8.1 innings (7 appearances) he has 18 strikeouts, which is more than two an inning on average.



Box Score

Result: Jupiter 9, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (5-7, 3.20) – 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Grovatt, LF (.260) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers

Mel Rojs, CF (.252) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Dan Grovatt hit his eighth homer of the year, and his third in the last four games. Coming in to tonight’s game, Grovatt was hitting for a .308/.357/.590 line in 39 at-bats. Rojas and Grovatt were the only Marauders to get hits on the day. Gustavo Nunez made another rehab start, going 0-for-3 with a walk.



Box Score

Result: West Virginia 7, Kannapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (4-5, 5.13) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, DH (.286) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers

Alen Hanson, SS (.313) – 2-for-5, 2B

Taylor Lewis, CF (.241) – 2-for-2, SB

Game Notes: Eric Avila hit his seventh homer of the year, and homered for the third game in a row. Avila has a seven game hitting streak, and is 11-for-26 with four homers and four doubles in that span. Since the SAL All-Star break he is hitting for a .301/.352/.575 line with seven homers in 113 at-bats. Heading in to the 2011 season, Avila was our #24 ranked prospect, due to his power potential. He didn’t show that last year with West Virginia. Avila turned 22 in June, so he’s still young enough to be a prospect, and this stretch has been an encouraging sign, considering the lack of third base prospects in the system.



Box Score

Result: Auburn 10, State College 8

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (2.96) – 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.266) – 3-for-5, 2 HR

Other Notable Performers

Jacob Stallings, C (.263) – 2-for-5, HR

D.J. Crumlich, 3B (.277) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, BB

Tyler Gaffney, CF (.301) – 3-for-3, 2B, 2 3B, 2 BB

Pat Ludwig, RHP (1.05) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Luis Heredia had his worst start of the year. This was the first time since his first start of the year that he didn’t reach the fifth inning. Jesus Vasquez hit two homers, giving him four on the year. Jacob Stallings hit his first professional home run. Tyler Gaffney had a big day, and is now hitting for a .301/.489/.456 line in 103 at-bats. 2012 10th round pick Pat Ludwig has a 1.05 ERA in 25.2 innings, with a 21:3 K/BB ratio. He has given up one earned run in 22.2 innings in July and August.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Tigers 3

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (1.87) – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Elvis Escobar, CF (.288) – 3-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.287) – 2-for-4, SB

Wyatt Mathisen, C (.309) – 2-for-4, SB

Game Notes: In his last two starts, Tyler Glasnow has combined for eight no-hit innings, with two walks and 11 strikeouts. On the season he has a 1.87 ERA in 33.2 innings, with a 39:12 K/BB ratio. In his last seven starts he has allowed one earned run in 25 innings, with a 31:8 K/BB ratio. Wyatt Mathisen and Dilson Herrera each stole their 10th bases of the season.



For a primer on the 2012 DSL Pirates, along with information on the players to watch, check out the 2012 DSL Preview.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 9, Yankees 8

Starting Pitcher: Luis Santos, RHP (2.44) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yunelky Adames, 1B-LF (.260) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, BB



Box Score

Result: Pirates 2, Nationals 1

Starting Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, LHP (3.86) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Julio Perez, 1B (.254) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

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