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Prospect Watch: Leroux and Irwin Pitch Well, Big Day of Rehab For Lambo

Prospect Watch: Leroux and Irwin Pitch Well, Big Day of Rehab For Lambo


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 (2-4, 3.93) – 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 (.315) – 1-for-5, 2B

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.326) – DNP

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

7. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (4-1, 0.94) – DNP

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (9-5, 2.66) – DNP

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (8-5, 4.14) – DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 4.07) – DNP

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

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.214) – 0-for-3

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

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.289) – 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.54) – DNP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.290) – 1-for-2

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (4-7, 4.83) – DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.276) – 0-for-4

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-4, 4.39) – DNP

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 2.05) – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR



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Top Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (2.27) – 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.471) – 5-for-5, 2B

Home Runs: Dan Gamache (4)



Box Score

Result: Charlotte 1, Indianapolis 0

Starting Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (2.27) – 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.241) – 1-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers

Matt Hague, 1B (.294) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Chris Leroux pitched a gem for the Indians tonight. The right-hander only needed 75 pitches (51 strikes) to throw seven shutout innings, while giving up one hit. In three starts this year he has given up two earned runs in 18 innings, with a 13:2 K/BB ratio. The Indianapolis offense only combined for three hits. Here is Nancy Zinni’s live game report.



Box Score

Result: Bowie 8, Altoona 7

Starting Pitcher: Juan Cruz, RHP (54.00) – 0.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.289) – 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Phil Irwin, RHP (2.93) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Victor Black, RHP (2-3, 2.05) – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Adalberto Santos, RF (.385) – 1-for-4, BB

Ramon Cabrera, C (.259) – 2-for-4, BB

Game Notes: Juan Cruz struggled in his rehab start, and was removed after one out. Nathan Baker came on and got the final two outs in the first inning. Phil Irwin then took over as the regularly scheduled starter and pitched another good game. In his last ten games, Irwin has a 1.83 ERA in 59 innings with a 56:8 K/BB ratio. Six of his 12 earned runs in that span came in one game. Victor Black had his second straight rough outing, giving up a big homer to blow a save. In his last two appearances, Black has given up five earned runs in 2.1 innings, with a 3:3 K/BB ratio.



Bradenton was off tonight.



Box Score

Result: Lakewood 8, West Virginia 5

Starting Pitcher: Mike Jefferson, LHP (4.99) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.288) – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Francisco Diaz, C (.322) – 2-for-3, 2B

Chris Lashmet, LF (.237) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Game Notes: Dan Gamache hit his fourth homer of the year. His hot streak continues, with a .421/.450/.684 line in his last ten games. Since the All-Star break he is hitting for a .319/.384/.472 line in 144 at-bats. Ryan Hafner had another rough outing, giving up five runs on two walks and three hits, while getting just one out. Three of the runs scored off of Zac Fuesser. Mike Jefferson bounced back well, after giving up six runs on eight hits in five innings last time out.



Box Score

Result: Aberdeen 4, State College 1

Starting Pitcher: Clario Perez, RHP (0-3, 8.10) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.227) – 1-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Pat Ludwig, RHP (1.31) – 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jesus Vasquez had one of the two hits for State College tonight. For the first three innings, State College was going up against 2012 first round pick Kevin Gausman, who pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts. 2012 tenth round pick Pat Ludwig now has a 1.31 ERA in 20.2 innings, with an 18:1 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: Tigers 6, Pirates 5

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.45) – 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.471) – 5-for-5, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Max Moroff, SS (.333) – 2-for-3

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo had a big game in his fourth rehab appearance. Max Moroff is 8-for-24, but all eight hits are singles. Tyler Glasnow has a 2.45 ERA in 25.2 innings, with a 28:10 K/BB ratio. In his last five starts he has given up one earned run in 17 innings with a 20:6 K/BB ratio and 10 hits allowed. Aaron Pribanic made a rehab appearance, giving up two runs on two walks and two hits in 1.1 innings.



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Box Score

Result: Yankees 4, Pirates 2

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha, RHP (2.08) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, SS (.292) – 2-for-4, 2B, SB



Box Score

Result: Phillies 7, Pirates 2

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico, LHP (7.04) – 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gustavo Barrios, DH (.358) – 3-for-4, BB

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  • Lee Young

    ****FREE ANDREW LAMBO!!!*****


  • NorCalBuc

    Tim ~ I checked the box score to smile when I saw Lambo’s line, HOWEVER, the State College results appear under the GCL Pirates header. Check on this, please

    • Tim Williams

      I forgot to link to the box scores last night.

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