Luis Heredia will pitch winter ball in Mexico this year. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Prospect Watch: Luis Heredia Wraps Up a Good Season in West Virginia


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 (1-1, 3.89) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis (.222) – 2-for-5, SB

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (9-3, 2.18) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.255) – 1-for-5

5. Austin Meadows, CF, Jamestown (.462) – 2-for-4, BB

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.279) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 2.70) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia (7-3, 3.05) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

9. Reese McGuire, C, Jamestown (.300) – 2-for-6, SB

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

11. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – 60-Day DL

12. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.229) – DNP

13. Wyatt Mathisen, C, Jamestown (.269) – DNP

14. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (5-6, 4.08) – DNP

15. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-6, 3.33) – In Majors

16. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.286) – 0-for-5

17. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-2, 2.57) – Season Completed

18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.275) – 0-for-3, RBI

19. Elvis Escobar, OF, Jamestown (.274) – 0-for-0, BB

20. Phil Irwin, RHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 0.90) – 60-Day DL



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Top Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (4.05) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Mel Rojas, CF (.274) – 3-for-4, 2B, BB

Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (19)



Box Score

Result: Louisville 7, Indianapolis 5

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (4.05) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Darren Ford, LF (.230) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.233) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Gregory Polanco, CF (.222) – 2-for-5, SB

Duke Welker, RHP (3.57) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Matt Hague, RHP (0-1, 67.50) – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Game Notes: That’s not a typo above. Matt Hague came on to close out a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning for Indianapolis in their final game of the regular season. The Indians are extremely short on pitching right now, after seeing several players get promoted to the majors when rosters expanded. That led to Andy Oliver starting on less than five days rest, and the bullpen picking up most of the slack today. Indianapolis has already made the playoffs, and they’re saving their pitchers until then, so that’s why there’s a shortage now. The first game begins on Wednesday. Gregory Polanco picked up his first two hits and his first stolen base in Triple-A.



Box Score

Result: Akron 4, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Jason Grilli, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Mel Rojas, CF (.274) – 3-for-4, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.216) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Quinton Miller, RHP (3.75) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Check out Jake Oswalt’s live game report. Also, check out his report on Jason Grilli. Altoona’s season is over, so Jared Hughes, Jeff Locke, Tony Sanchez, and Andrew Lambo will be able to return to the Pirates tomorrow.



Bradenton’s season is over.


Luis Heredia wrapped up a good season in West Virginia with another five inning performance. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Luis Heredia wrapped up a good season in West Virginia with another five inning performance. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)


Box Score

Result: West Virginia 5, Lexington 3

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (7-3, 3.05) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.255) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Luis Urena, RF (.194) – 1-for-4, 2B, 3 K

Game Notes: Luis Heredia came into this start fresh off back to back five shutout inning performances. He went five innings today for the third straight start, and the sixth time in his last seven starts. It was also the ninth start in a row where he pitched into the fifth inning. In those starts he gave up three runs in three different outings, with the other six outings seeing one or fewer runs. Heredia finished his season with West Virginia posting a 3.05 ERA in 65 innings, with a 55:37 K/BB ratio. That’s not bad considering he was 18 years old for two-thirds of his starts this year, and was playing in a league against guys 3-4 years older than him.



Box Score

Result: State College 6, Jamestown 4

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (4.01) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Candon Myles, LF (.267) – 2-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Reese McGuire, DH (.300) – 2-for-6, SB

Austin Meadows, CF (.462) – 2-for-4, BB

Edwin Espinal, 1B (.286) – 2-for-5, 2B, RBI

Game Notes: Dovydas Neverauskas finished the regular season with two strong starts, giving up one earned run on eight hits in nine innings, with an 8:3 K/BB ratio. On the season he had a 4.01 ERA in 60.2 innings, with a 39:22 K/BB ratio. Those numbers were inflated by two starts in the month of August where he combined for 11 earned runs in 5.2 innings of work. Austin Meadows is 6-for-13 in his first three games in the NYPL. Reese McGuire is 3-for-10 in his two games. With the loss, Jamestown drops to a half game lead in the Wild Card race, with a magic number of three games. They have two games remaining in the regular season.



The GCL Pirates’ season is over.

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    Real important though..what was Matt Hague’ s velocity sitting at? Lol

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