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Prospect Watch: Kingham Makes Final Start For Bradenton; D’Arnaud Homers

Prospect Watch: Kingham Makes Final Start For Bradenton; D’Arnaud Homers


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 pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be found by clicking the player names below. Players who weren’t in the original top 20 are linked to their player page on the site.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (5-3, 2.91) – DNP

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

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.313) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.278) – DNP

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (UPDATE: Where Will Heredia Start the Year?)

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.277) – DNP

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.200) – DNP

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

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-3, 3.09) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.24) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.282) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.295) – 1-for-4

14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.42) – In Majors

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

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 5.82) – DNP

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

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.27) – DNP

19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.84) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (4-4, 3.31) – 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.290) – 1-for-4, HR

Home Runs: Chase d’Arnaud (2)


Chase d'Arnaud hit his second homer of the year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Chase d’Arnaud hit his second homer of the year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)


Box Score

Result: Norfolk 2, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (4-4, 3.31) – 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.290) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, LF (.200) – 1-for-4

Tony Sanchez, C (.295) – 1-for-4

Jose Contreras, RHP (2.25) – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Chase d’Arnaud hit his second homer of the year for Indianapolis. Jose Contreras started a rehab assignment for the Indians. Brandon Cumpton has gone seven innings, allowing two runs in each of his last two starts. On the season he has a 3.31 ERA in 65.1 innings, with a 49:22 K/BB ratio.



Altoona was off today.



Bradenton was suspended in the third inning, down 1-0. Nick Kingham threw three innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and four strikeouts. After the game he was promoted to Altoona.



West Virginia was postponed due to rain. They will play two double headers in the next two days.

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