Prospect Watch: Cunningham Hits His 12th Homer; Bromberg Strikes Out 12


A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.65) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.312) – 2-for-7, SB

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.92) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.278) – 2-for-7, SB

5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) – 2-for-7, 2B

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.00) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

9. Reese McGuire, C, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.285) – 1-for-3, RBI

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.296) – DNP

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.218) – 1-for-3

13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, West Virginia (.326) – 0-for-4, 3 BB

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.95) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (4-3, 3.61) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Extended Spring Training

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, 2013 2nd Round Pick, Unsigned



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Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.66) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.237) – 3-for-6, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (12), Oscar Tejeda (1)



Indianapolis was off.



Game One Box Score

Result: Altoona 7, New Britain 1

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (4-3, 3.61) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.237) – 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Justin Howard, 1B (.281) – 3-for-3

Carlos Paulino, C (.236) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel had five rough starts where he allowed 25 earned runs in 28 innings. He’s bounced back in the last two starts, giving up three earned runs in 13 innings, with a 12:7 K/BB ratio. Tonight he struggled with his control, walking 5+ batters for the third time in his last ten games. Jarek Cunningham hit his 12th homer of the year, and added two more hits on the night.


David Bromberg struck out 12 tonight.

David Bromberg struck out 12 tonight.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Altoona 3, New Britain 1

Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.66) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Oscar Tejeda, 3B (.208) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Ali Solis, C (.250) – 2-for-3, 2B, SB

Game Notes: Oscar Tejeda hit his first homer of the year for Altoona. David Bromberg struck out 12 batters tonight in six innings. It was a season high for Bromberg, topping his eight strikeouts on May 22nd. It also tied with Tyler Glasnow for the second highest strikeout total in the system this year, and falling one behind Nick Kingham’s 13 earlier in the year.



Game One Box Score

Result: Lakeland 4, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (3.09) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.316) – 2-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Zack Dodson, LHP (1-4, 5.23) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bradenton resumed their suspended game from Monday. The game was suspended after three innings with Nick Kingham leaving as the starter. Zack Dodson came on to pitch the rest of the game as it resumed in the fourth. Gregory Polanco picked up two hits, and stole his 24th base of the year.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Lakeland 3, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (2.86) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.235) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.278) – 2-for-3, SB

Game Notes: Alen Hanson picked up his 15th stolen base of the year. Willy Garcia hit his 8th homer of the year. Eliecer Navarro now has a 2.86 ERA in 69.1 innings with Bradenton, along with a 62:13 K/BB ratio.



Game One Box Score

Result: West Virginia 3, Delmarva 1

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (4.95) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.285) – 1-for-3, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, DH (.330) – 0-for-1, 2 BB

Ryan Hafner, RHP (3-0, 3.38) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: West Virginia won with two runs scored in the top of the seventh inning. One run scored on a wild pitch, while the other scored on a fielder’s choice by Walker Gourley. Clay Holmes had one of his better starts of the year, bouncing back from giving up four earned runs in five innings in his last start. One positive sign is that he’s only allowed two or fewer walks in four of his last five starts, and three or fewer walks in seven of his last eight starts. His horrible control numbers from the start of the year seem to be going away.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Delmarva 3, West Virginia 2

Starting Pitcher: John Kuchno, RHP (4.47) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Bell, DH (.286) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Max Moroff, SS (.228) – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: John Kuchno has been pitching well lately, with a 3.35 ERA in 51 innings over his last ten games, along with a 38:16 K/BB ratio. He started off the season rough, giving up ten earned runs in 7.1 innings in his first two outings. Josh Bell hit his 19th double of the year, and is now 14-for-36 with four doubles and a homer in his last ten games.

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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, 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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  • Lee Young

    Good to see Bromberg pitching well…he never quite made it as a singer, so the switch of careers may help?

    oh….they’re not the same guy?

    My Bad

    Fallible Foo

  • Lee Young

    Any updates or news on our top picks signing? It sounded like McGuire was gonna sign before the draft was over.


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