Willy Garcia hit his 7th homer in the month of June.

Prospect Watch: Lambo Does It Again; Garcia Continues Hot Month


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, 2.90) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.282) – 1-for-4, RBI

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-1, 2.44) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.289) – 2-for-6, 2B, 3B

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

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 3.50) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-0, 2.00) – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.275) – 1-for-4, 2B

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.299) – 0-for-4

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.259) – 1-for-5

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.226) – 1-for-6, 2B, 3 BB

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL (UPDATE 6/22)

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.08) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.50) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.42) – DNP

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.237) – 1-for-5, 3B, SB

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: Emmanuel De Leon, RHP (3.64) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.338) – 2-for-2, HR, BB

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (13), Jared Goedert (9), Andrew Lambo (7), Willy Garcia (11)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Rochester 2

Starting Pitcher: Graham Godfrey, RHP (6-4, 5.04) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.338) – 2-for-2, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Duke Welker, RHP (2.70) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Jared Goedert, 3B (.248) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI

Brett Carroll, DH (.241) – 2-for-3, HR, RBI

Jose Tabata, RF (.222) – 2-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo hit his seventh homer of the year for Indianapolis, and his 21st of the year overall.  In his last ten games with the Indians he is 17-for-36 with four doubles and five homers. Brett Carroll hit his 13th homer of the year, and Jared Goedert hit his ninth. Duke Welker made his return to Triple-A and picked up a save by striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth. Graham Godfrey stepped in to a depleted Indianapolis rotation for his second start of the year.



Box Score

Result: Akron 4, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3-8, 3.29) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.282) – 1-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Adalberto Santos, 3B (.281) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Altoona was scheduled to play a double header, but the second game was rained out. Instead they only played a seven inning game. David Bromberg struggled tonight, giving up three earned runs in five innings. However, he kept up his strong strikeout numbers of late, striking out 32 in 23.2 innings over his last four starts. Gregory Polanco has a .282 average and an .800 OPS in 39 at-bats so far in Altoona.


Willy Garcia hit his 7th homer in the month of June.

Willy Garcia hit his 7th homer in the month of June.


Game One Box Score

Result: Charlotte 9, Bradenton 8

Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (7.20) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.252) – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.289) – 1-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI

Jose Osuna, DH (.247) – 1-for-3, BB, SB

Stetson Allie, 1B (.231) – 0-for-1, 3 BB

Game Two Box Score

Result: Bradenton 3, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (4.60) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.289) – 1-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, 1B (.226) – 1-for-5, 2B

Emmanuel De Leon, RHP (3.64) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (4.05) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Willy Garcia hit his 11th homer of the year in game one. He’s been on fire this month, hitting for a .325/.372/.675 line in 80 at-bats, with seven homers after the first game. Alen Hanson went 2-for-6 with a double and a triple on the day. He had an .876 in the month of June, heading into game two. That’s up from an .840 OPS in the month of May. The second game ended up going 13 innings, and the Marauders stayed in the game thanks to seven shutout innings combined from Emmanuel De Leon and Zack Von Rosenberg. Robert Kilcrease closed it out with three more shutout innings.



Box Score

Result: West Virginia 8, Lakewood 6

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (2.00) – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Max Moroff, SS (.247) – 2-for-4, 3B, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, RF (.286) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.275) – 1-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Check out John Dreker’s live game report.



Box Score

Result: Jamestown 6, Auburn 5

Starting Pitcher: Colten Brewer, RHP (3.29) – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, SS (.333) – 2-for-2, 2 2B, 3 BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Jin-De Jhang, C (.290) – 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI

Danny Collins, 1B (.316) – 2-for-4, 2B

Harold Ramirez, CF (.237) – 1-for-5, 3B, SB

Game Notes: Harold Ramirez stole home plate as part of a double steal, with Michael Fransoso taking second base on the play. On the season, Jin-De Jhang is 9-for-31 and has a hit in seven of his eight games. Danny Collins is 12-for-38 and got back on track hitting after going hitless in his last two games. Colten Brewer now has a 3.29 ERA in 13.2 innings over three starts, with a 6:5 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: Astros 6, Pirates 5

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Rosario, RHP (0-1, 3.86) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Maffei, CF (.333) – 4-for-5, 2B, 3B

Other Notable Performers:

Ulises Montilla, 2B (.227) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB, 3 RBI

Candon Myles, LF (.500) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Ulises Montilla has looked like one of the more promising hitters on the team, but has struggled so far. Today he had a double and a triple, and now has four extra base hits out of his five hits on the year. Candon Myles has been hot at the plate, going 13-for-26, but has just one extra base hit.

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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 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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  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

    I guess we’re ‘finding out’ about Castro???? :)

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    I don’t tweet, but I’m starting a hashtag: #freeAndrewLambo

  • Nuke Laloosh

    Is it time to see if Lambo is better than Snyder? YES IT IS!

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