Prospect Watch: Von Rosenberg Has Another 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) - DNP

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) - DNP

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.304) - DNP

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.297) - DNP

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) - 1-for-3, BB, SB

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 5.40) - 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

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

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (3-6, 5.25) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, DH (.270) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Home Runs: None

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Indianapolis was off today.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Altoona was off today.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton was off today.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 9, Greensboro 6

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (5.40) – 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, DH (.270) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Dan Gamache, 2B (.293) – 1-for-4, 2B, BB

Francisco Diaz, C (.326) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Orlando Castro, LHP (3-6, 5.25) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: West Virginia went down 5-0 after three and a half innings. They came back to score six runs in the fourth and fifth innings, then added three more in the seventh. Zack Von Rosenberg had his third poor start in a row. He’s given up 16 earned runs in 11 innings over his last three starts. Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco were both out again today.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

State College was off for the NYPL All-Star break.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The Pirates were suspended in the ninth inning, down 7-6.

 

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Box Score

Result: Pirates 10, Rangers 3

Starting Pitcher: Luis Santos, RHP (6-3, 2.56) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 3B (.331) – 2-for-5, 2 2B

 

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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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