Prospect Watch: Von Rosenberg Throws Complete Game; Crazy Game in Indy


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) - DNP

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

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.309) - 0-for-4

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.325) - DNP

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

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) - DNP

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) - DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.280) - DNP

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (5-7, 4.36) - 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.65) - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR



Top Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (5-7, 4.36) – 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, 3B (.281) – 3-for-4, HR

Home Runs: Eric Avila (11), Alex Fuselier (1)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 2, Louisville 0

Starting Pitcher: Chad Qualls, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.252) – 3-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers

Jose Diaz, RHP-2B (.000) – 0-for-1, SB; 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Jeff Larish, LF-CF-RF-3B-SS-2B-1B-RHP (.182; 0.00) – 0-for-2, BB; 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The Indians won their final game of the regular season, while also producing one of the craziest box scores ever. Jeff Larish played eight positions, including pitching in the seventh inning. The game was called early, which gave Larish the save. Jose Diaz, a relief pitcher who weighs 350 pounds, was moved over to second base in the bottom of the seventh. Diaz led off in the eighth and reached on a two base error. He then stole third base, and scored on a Chase d’Arnaud single. About the only normal thing in this game was that Chad Qualls made a rehab appearance, striking out the side. Nancy Zinni’s game recap.



Box Score

Result: Altoona 2, Erie 1

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (12-11, 3.84) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Kelson Brown, SS (.290) – 4-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Charlie Cutler, C (.296) – 2-for-4, 2 3B

Victor Black, RHP (1.65) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Cumpton finished the season strong, giving up four earned runs in 19 innings over his final three starts, with a 9:5 K/BB ratio. Victor Black finished the year with a 1.65 ERA in 60 innings, with an 85:29 K/BB ratio.



The Marauders have completed their season.



Box Score

Result: West Virginia 4, Delmarva 1

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (5-7, 4.36) – 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, 3B (.281) – 3-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Alex Fuselier, LF-CF (.211) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Dan Gamache, 2B (.285) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Zack Von Rosenberg made the best start of the season, throwing a complete game. His lone run was on a solo homer. In his final four strts of the year he gave up five earned runs in 25 innings, with a 13:4 K/BB ratio. Eric Avila hit his 11th homer of the year. In the second half of the season he hit for a .291/.328/.564 line in 165 at-bats, with all 11 homers. Alex Fuselier hit his first homer of the year for West Virginia.



Box Score

Result: Williamsport 7, State College 2

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (3-4, 4.50) – 4.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Samuel Gonzalez, 1B (.238) – 1-for-2, 3B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Dilson Herrera, DH (.368) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Dilson Herrera has a four game hitting streak, and is hitting for a .368/.400/.684 line in his first five games with State College. Joely Rodriguez started off the year strong, with a 3.06 ERA in 47 innings prior to the All-Star break. He fell apart down the stretch, giving up 19 earned runs in 21 innings over his final five starts, with a 16:5 K/BB ratio.



The GCL Pirates won the Gulf Coast League championship.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 5, Angels 3

Starting Pitcher: Cesilio Pimentel, LHP (2.35) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Danny Arribas, 1B (.346) – 2-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers

Tomas Morales, C (.273) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: The Pirates took the second game of the best of five series, tying the series at 1-1. Starting pitcher Cesilio Pimentel, who signed last year for $140,000, hd a 2.75 ERA in 52.1 innings during the regular season, with a 38:18 K/BB ratio. He throws 88-91 MPH, and has a good slider which could become an above-average pitch one day.

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  • buccotime57

    Is ZVR a lost cause ? or can we just think about him as a guy we drafted in 12 as a college junior who will start in high A?

  • Alex Henry

    just to let you know im sure its an obvious typo but Diaz weights 250 not 350

    • Tim Williams

      No, Diaz weighs 350 pounds.

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