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Prospect Watch: Heredia Finishes Strong; Indy and DSL Lose Playoff Games

Prospect Watch: Heredia Finishes Strong; Indy and DSL Lose Playoff Games


A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Rankings are from the post trade deadline update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 4.50) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-0, 1.59) – Season Completed

3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (4-2, 2.71) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.309) – Season Completed

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.325) – Season Completed

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.274) – Season Completed

7. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (5-3, 2.28) – DNP

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (10-5, 2.48) – In Majors

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (9-6, 3.78) – In Majors

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) – 0-for-2

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.295) – Season Completed

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Indianapolis (.400) – DNP

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.67) – DNP

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

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (6-8, 4.39) – Season Completed

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.280) – Season Completed

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (5-7, 4.36) – Season Completed

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.65) – Season Completed



Top Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (4-2, 2.71) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Walker Gourley, CF (.253) – 3-for-4, 3 2B

Home Runs: None



Box Score

Result: Charlotte 8, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Rick VandenHurk, RHP (0-1, 10.13) – 5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.500) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, CF (.333) – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Indianapolis lost game one of their best of five playoff series against Charlotte. Rick VandenHurk had one of his worst starts of the year, putting the Indians down 3-0 before they took the plate in the first, and 6-1 in the sixth inning. Chase d’Arnaud and Hector Luna each had two hits, while Starling Marte added a hit on a rehab assignment. Yamaico Navarro had the only other hit of the game, and the only extra base hit, getting a double.



Altoona has completed their season.



Bradenton has completed their season.



West Virginia has completed their season.



Box Score

Result: State College 5, Mahoning Valley 0

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (4-2, 2.71) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Walker Gourley, CF (.253) – 3-for-4, 3 2B

Other Notable Performers

Jesus Vasquez, RF (.250) – 3-for-3, 2 2B, BB

Game Notes: John Eshleman’s live game report, including a look at Luis Heredia’s new curveball.



The GCL Pirates won the Gulf Coast League championship.

2012 Season Recap: Hitters, Pitchers, Top Prospects



Box Score

Result: Angels 5, Pirates 0

Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (0-1, 7.04) – 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, SS (.385) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Leandro Rodriguez, RHP (0.00) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The Pirates and Angels are now tied 2-2 in the DSL Championship series. The fifth and final game will take place tomorrow. Leandro Rodriguez was signed for $80,000 out of the Dominican Prospect League last year. He made his pro debut in the DSL this year, with a 3.65 ERA in 44.1 innings, along with a 33:14 K/BB ratio.

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