Prospect Watch: Tabata With Three Hits; Holmes Has a Rare Bad Start

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 (4-2, 1.41) - 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

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-3, 2 BB

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.304) - 4-for-7, 2 2B

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.297) - 2-for-4

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) - DNP

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

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.97) - DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (5-6, 3.19) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.224) – 3-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Yamaico Navarro (8)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Columbus 4

Starting Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (6-6, 4.58) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yamaico Navarro, 3B (.279) – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Jose Tabata, RF (.314) – 3-for-5, 2B

Brock Holt, 2B (.304) – 3-for-5

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, Trenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (11-9, 3.86) – 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.224) – 3-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Adalberto Santos, RF (.385) – 3-for-4, 2B, SB

Matt Curry, 1B (.297) – 2-for-4

Oscar Tejeda, SS (.262) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton has a 3.86 ERA in 128.1 innings this year, with a 76:39 K/BB ratio. Oscar Tejeda is hitting for a .317/.378/.585 line in 41 at-bats over his last ten games, with eight doubles. Adalberto Santos is now hitting for a .385/.481/.500 line in 156 at-bats.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 3, Palm Beach 0

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (5-6, 3.19) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.304) – 3-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Dan Grovatt, LF (.259) – 2-for-3, 2B, SB

Game Two Box Score

Result: Palm Beach 3, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Jhonathan Ramos, LHP (4.03) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.293) – 3-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Alex Dickerson, DH (.304) – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Navarro threw a complete game shutout in game one of the double header. Alex Dickerson combined to go 4-for-7 with two doubles today. He’s been hitting for an OPS over .900 since the start of June. Dan Grovatt stole his 15th base of the year in game one.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was off today.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 6, State College 1

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (4-2, 1.41) – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Diaz, SS (.207) – 1-for-3, 3B

Other Notable Performers

Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (4.50) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: This was only the second start this season where Clay Holmes didn’t pitch in to the fifth inning. It was also only the second start of the year where he gave up more than one earned run, and only the third in ten starts where he gave up an earned run. Holmes has now walked five batters in a start on three different occasions this year. Jo-Jo Reyes started his rehab work for Triple-A, going two innings in relief.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The Pirates were off today.

 

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

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Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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    With Tabata collecting tons of hits lately do you think he will called up before Alex Presley when/if the Pirates go back to a standard 5 man bench?