Prospect Watch: Tabata Has Four Hits; Nick Evans, Andrew Lambo Start Rehab


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, 3.94) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.09) - DNP

3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 1.88) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.316) - 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.327) - 2-for-4, 2B

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 (8-5, 2.83) - DNP

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (8-5, 4.04) - DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 4.22) - DNP

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

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.216) - DNP

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.294) - 1-for-4

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.291) - 1-for-5

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.52) – DNP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.292) - 1-for-6

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (3-7, 5.13) - DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.279) - 0-for-4

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-4, 4.39) - 2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 1.17) - DNP



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Top Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (5-5, 4.19) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Tabata, CF (.310) – 4-for-6, 2B, 4 RBI

Home Runs: Christian Marrero (5)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 13, Scranton/WB 1

Starting Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (5-5, 4.19) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Tabata, CF (.310) – 4-for-6, 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Matt Hague, 1B (.304) – 2-for-6, 2B

Christian Marrero, LF (.246) – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Daniel McCutchen, RHP (3.33) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.



Box Score

Result: Trenton 9, Altoona 6

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (10-9, 3.65) – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Oscar Tejeda, CF (.254) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Adalberto Santos, RF (.390) – 2-for-5, 2B

Drew Maggi, LF (.237) – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton combined to give up five earned runs in 16 innings over his last three starts. Prior to that he had another bad outing, with four earned runs in three innings. Adalberto Santos now has a .390/.486/.525 line in 118 at-bats, including a .417 average and a 1.225 OPS in his last ten games.



Box Score

Result: Lakeland 7, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (7-8, 5.09) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Kawika Emsley-Pai, C (.189) – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Alex Dickerson, 1B (.294) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Tyler Waldron has put up two poor starts in a row, combining for nine earned runs in 11 innings over that stretch. Prior to that he had given up six earned runs in 25 innings over his previous four starts. Alex Dickerson is hitting for a .342/.405/.579 line in 38 at-bats over his last ten games.



Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 9, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (4.39) – 2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.327) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Alen Hanson, SS (.316) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Francisco Diaz, C (.296) – 2-for-3, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Alen Hanson stole two bases, giving him 30 steals on the year. Taylor Lewis also stole two, giving him 15 on the season. Gregory Polanco hit his 25th double of the year. He’s got a .327/.390/.514 line in 397 at-bats this season. Zack Von Rosenberg gave up seven earned runs in five innings on June 24th. Since then he had combined for seven earned runs in 32.1 innings over six appearances before tonight’s bad outing.



Box Score

Result: Hudson Valley 4, State College 2

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (4.31) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.265) – 1-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Jodaneli Carvajal, 2B (.254) – 1-for-3, SB

Game Notes: Jason Creasy has a 4.31 ERA in 39.2 innings, with a 25:11 K/BB ratio. His strikeout numbers have improved lately, with 11 in his last 13.2 innings. Jacob Stallings hit his 15th double of the year tonight, doing that in 136 at-bats.



Game One Box Score

Result: Pirates 4, Yankees 1

Starting Pitcher: Cesar Lopez, RHP (4.41) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.297) – 2-for-2

Other Notable Performers

Aaron Pribanic, RHP (1-0, 5.40) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Nick Evans, 1B (.333) – 1-for-3, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Nick Evans made his first rehab appearance today. He went down with a wrist injury in late April. Aaron Pribanic also made a rehab appearance, his fifth. Candon Myles stole his 12th base of the year.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Yankees 6, Pirates 4

Starting Pitcher: Andy Otamendi, LHP (3.80) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.271) – 3-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers

Kevin Ross, 3B (.167) – 2-for-3

Andrew Lambo, RF (.333) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo made his first rehab appearance after having hamate surgery earlier in the year. Dilson Herrera now has a .271 average and an .818 OPS on the season.



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Box Score

Result: Pirates 6, Rangers 3

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (3.14) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 3B (.333) – 2-for-4



Box Score

Result: Nationals 10, Pirates 4

Starting Pitcher: Francis Rodriguez, RHP (0-4, 6.04) – 1.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gustavo Barrios, 2B (.356) – 2-for-3, 2 BB, SB

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  • Lee Young

    Lambo, Prib and Evans back!

    Can Josh Bell be far behind?? (I hope)

  • scrappy2499

    Lambo with Hamate Surgery, hopefully he finally turns it around and hits his potential. Probably will not show power the rest of this year, but next season will see. I wonder if his league placement is still in line with his age…

    • F Lang

      Guessing when he’s done rehabbing in rookie ball he will head back to Altoona but probably will be at Indy next year. Not much left to do at AA. He has a ton of AB’s at that level…although he hasn’t exactly excelled. He will not be protected either after the season so always possible someone could grab him but I doubt considering his performance and past suspensions.

  • F Lang

    I forgot Lambo existed! Hope he can get it going and finally be a player. Stay away from the bong Andrew.

  • kcatthebat

    they took the proper time for Nick Evans hand and wrist injury to rehab right. When Evans returns for next season spring training, He will be a force he is a pure hitter.

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