Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Adds Two More Home Runs

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

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, Indianapolis (0-1, 5.40) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.263) – 1-for-6

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (8-2, 2.24) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.143) – 1-for-7, 2B

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.313) – 2-for-4

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.281) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBI

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.02) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (3-3, 4.08) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.352) – 0-for-4

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.268) – 0-for-3

11. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) – Low-A DL

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

13. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.238) – DNP

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – DNP (GCL Rehab)

15. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (4-5, 4.27) – DNP

16. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-4, 3.20) – DNP

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.25) – DNP

18. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.320) – 1-for-4, HR

19. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-1, 0.82) – DNP

20. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.274) – 1-for-5, 3 K

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Shane Carle, RHP (2.25) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.273) – 2-for-4, 2 HR

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo 2 (16, 17), Harold Ramirez (3)

 

Andrew Lambo now has 31 homers on the 2013 season.

Andrew Lambo now has 31 homers on the 2013 season.

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Louisville 6, Indianapolis 4

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3.65) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.273) – 2-for-4, 2 HR

Other Notable Performers:

Jared Goedert, 3B (.239) – 2-for-4, 2B

Felix Pie, CF (.242) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Andy Oliver, LHP (4.10) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo homered twice tonight, giving him 17 on the year with Indianapolis, and 31 on the year between Double-A and Triple-A. He is the first Pirates minor leaguer to hit 31 homers in a season since Steve Pearce hit 31 in 2007. Lambo has five homers in his last nine games, and three doubles. Pretty much the only thing he’s doing lately is hitting for power, as he is hitting .250 in that stretch, and has no walks. He is cutting down on the strikeouts, with a 25% rate in the last ten games, compared to around 30% earlier in the season. Andy Oliver made his third appearance in the bullpen, and now has four earned runs in 5.1 innings, with a 7:7 K/BB ratio.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE    

Game One Box Score

Result: Binghamton 6, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (3-5, 4.50) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.291) – 1-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.156) – 1-for-4, 2B

Gregory Polanco, CF (.268) – 1-for-3

 

Game Two Box Score

Result: Binghamton 6, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (0-1, 13.50) – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.292) – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jason Townsend, RHP (6.97) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Zack Dodson made his first start at the Double-A level after getting promoted earlier today. Dodson didn’t have the best outing, getting hit around and struggling with his control. Adalberto Santos went 2-for-5 with two doubles in the double header, giving him 20 doubles on the season.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Bradenton was off today.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: Delmarva 7, West Virginia 2

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Haynes, RHP (1-2, 2.30) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Bell, RF (.281) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Max Moroff, SS (.242) – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Kyle Haynes made his fourth start of the year. He has given up two earned runs in 15.2 innings as a starter, with seven hits allowed, 11 walks, and 23 strikeouts. Haynes has slowly been getting stretched out in the second half, going three innings in his first start, followed by 3.2 innings, four innings, and five today. Josh Bell went 1-for-3 and now has an eight game hitting streak. He is 12-for-31 in that span, with six doubles, five walks, and four strikeouts.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS  

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 5, Vermont 3

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (3.10) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, LF (.320) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Jin-De Jhang, C (.274) – 1-for-5, 3 K

Danny Collins, DH (.261) – 2-for-4

Shane Carle, RHP (2.25) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Dovydas Neverauskas has a 3.10 ERA in 40.2 innings this year, with a 26:11 K/BB ratio. Shane Carle is also having an impressive season, with a 2.25 ERA in 35 innings, along with a 30:2 K/BB ratio and an extreme 2.27 GO/AO ratio. Carle was the tenth round pick in the 2013 draft. Harold Ramirez hit his third homer of the year for Jamestown. The Jammers scored two runs in the top of the 11th after a throwing error scored Ramirez. Erich Weiss followed with a sacrifice fly to score Jin-De Jhang.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES   

Box Score

Result: Pirates 5, Tigers 4

Starting Pitcher: Jon Sandfort, RHP (4.94) – 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Trae Arbet, SS (.202) – 3-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Austin Meadows, DH (.313) – 2-for-4

Carlos Ozuna, 2B (.208) – 1-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI

Cesilio Pimentel, LHP (4.21) – 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jon Sandfort has struggled in his last few outings, giving up nine earned runs in 7.2 innings over his last three starts. Austin Meadows picked up two hits, and now has a five game hitting streak, with multiple hits in four of those five games. He has a .313/.394/.531 line in 96 at-bats this year. Trae Arbet has looked great defensively at shortstop, but had questions surrounding his bat this year. He looks like he could be heating up, with a .293/.326/.463 line and five doubles in 41 at-bats over his last ten games.

Author: Tim Williams

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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