Prospect Watch: Taillon and Kingham Finish Their Seasons Strong

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, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) - Promoted to Indianapolis

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-0, 1.59) - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (3-2, 2.93) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.313) - 1-for-4, SB, 3 K

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.323) - 1-for-4

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

7. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (5-3, 2.28) - 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (10-5, 2.48) - DNP

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (9-6, 3.78) - DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 0.98) - In Majors

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

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.233) - 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.296) - DNP

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Indianapolis (.000) - 0-for-1

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.62) – DNP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.295) - Season Completed

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (6-8, 4.39) - 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.279) - 1-for-3, 2B

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (4-7, 4.75) - DNP

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.68) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Rick VandenHurk, RHP (13-5, 2.92) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.233) – 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (4), Taylor Lewis (4)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Toledo 1

Starting Pitcher: Rick VandenHurk, RHP (13-5, 2.92) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Tony Sanchez, C (.233) – 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Hector Luna, 3B (.286) – 2-for-4

Brock Holt, SS (.432) – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Rick VandenHurk now has a 2.92 ERA in 123.1 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 113:35 K/BB ratio. Tony Sanchez hit two doubles, giving him 12 in his time with Indianapolis. Hector Luna, who was signed today, went 2-for-4, playing third base. Matt Curry made his Triple-A debut, going 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 4, Erie 3

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-0, 1.59) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.238) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers

Ramon Cabrera, C (.274) – 2-for-4, 3B

Adalberto Santos, LF (.348) – 2-for-5, 2B

Jeremy Farrell, 1B (.221) – 2-for-4, 2B

Vic Black, RHP (1.68) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jameson Taillon made his third and final start for Altoona. In his three starts at the level, Taillon combined for a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings, with 11 hits allowed and an 18:1 K/BB ratio. Tonight he threw 84 pitches, with 54 for strikes. For the second night in a row, Vic Black threw a shutout inning. Mike Colla also added two shutout innings. Andrew Lambo hit his fourth homer of the year.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: St. Lucie 7, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Jhonathan Ramos, LHP (6-3, 4.65) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Mesa, RF (.226) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Kirk Singer, DH (.242) – 1-for-4, 3B

Game Notes: Kirk Singer is hitting for a .361/.395/.472 line in 36 at-bats over his last ten games. Jhonathan Ramos made his second start since Jameson Taillon was promoted to Double-A. In his first start, Ramos gave up one run in six innings. This time around he gave up six runs in five innings.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 3, Delmarva 2

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (4.39) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.280) – 2-for-3, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Taylor Lewis, CF (.251) – 1-for-4, HR

Jose Osuna, 1B (.279) – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Nick Kingham made his final start of the year, and finished strong, striking out a career high nine batters. His previous career best was eight, which came in his second start last year with State College. In his final nine starts of the year, Kingham combined for nine earned runs in 48.1 innings, with a 44:9 K/BB ratio. Dan Gamache hit two doubles, giving him 39 on the season. Jose Osuna hit his 36th double of the year. Alen Hanson stole his 35th base.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 8, State College 7

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (2.28) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.286) – 2-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

D.J. Crumlich, LF (.291) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.143) – 1-for-4

Chris Diaz, SS (.209) – 2-for-5, SB

Game Notes: In his last four starts, Clay Holmes has given up 11 earned runs in 16 innings with a 4:9 K/BB ratio. Eric Wood made his second start with State College, and picked up his first hits at the level, including an RBI triple. Dilson Herrera also picked up his first hit at the level, hitting a single two batters before Wood’s triple. D.J. Crumlich had two doubles, giving him 19 in the short season.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL Pirates won the Gulf Coast League championship.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES1

The Pirates advanced to the DSL Championship. They will play the winner of the Angels/Yankees series, which concludes tomorrow.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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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  • TonyPenaforHOF

    Saw the AA game in Erie last night. Tallion didn’t look sharp but he found a way to be effective. He didn’t have great command but seemed to be able to get it together when he needed to. Good to see him find a way when he didn’t have his best stuff. There was one surprise at the game – Pirates President Frank Coonelly was there. I was walking by and recognized him. Took a minute to introduce myself and my son. He was gracious and we had a very pleasant conversation.
    There was one surprise at the game – Pirates President Frank Coonelly was there. I was walking by and recognized him. Took a minute to introduce myself and my son. He was gracious and we had a very pleasant conversation.

  • 4appling

    Tim – will Bell be healthy enough to play winter ball? He missed so much time this summer, almost a wasted year.