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

Minor League Schedule: Heredia Tries To Bounce Back From Rough Opener

Four games on the schedule today, with Luis Heredia leading the way with an early afternoon start for West Virginia. He is rated ninth among prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart.

Luis Heredia allowed four runs in his first start. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Luis Heredia allowed four runs in his first start. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

 

AAA: Indianapolis (8-1) vs Toledo (2-6) 7:15pm
Probable starter:  Adam Wilk (1-0, 3.18)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 6, Toledo 4

Adam Wilk will make his second start of the season tonight. In his debut, he went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with one walk and one strikeout. The 26-year-old lefty spent last season pitching in Korea. He pitched in the majors with the Tigers in 2011-12, making a total of three starts and five relief appearances. Wilk signed with the Pirates as a minor league free agent over the Winter. Check out the Indianapolis season preview.

AA: Altoona (3-4) @ Richmond (5-4) 6:05pm 
Probable starter: Tyler Sample (1-0, 0.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Richmond 5, Altoona 4

Tyler Sample will make his first start of the season tonight. He pitched three innings in relief on Tuesday. He allowed one unearned run on one hit, three walks and he struck out three batters. Sample was taken from the Royals in the minor league portion of the Rule V draft. Last season in High-A ball, he had a 5.06 ERA in six starts and 12 relief appearances. In 48 innings, Sample allowed 43 hits and 49 walks, while striking out 47 batters. He had a 1.77 GO/AO ratio. Sample was a third round draft pick in 2008. Check out the Altoona season preview.

High-A: Bradenton (4-4) @ Jupiter (3-5) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (1-0, 5.40)
Yesterday’s Result: Jupiter 9, Bradenton 2

Orlando Castro will make his second start of the season tonight for Bradenton. In his debut, he went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with no walks and seven strikeouts. The 22-year-old lefty split last season between West Virginia and Bradenton. After making 13 starts for the Power, Castro joined the Marauders and made four starts and nine relief appearances. On the year, he posted a 2.67 ERA over 108 innings. He allowed 104 hits, eight homers and 17 walks. Castro had 84 strikeouts, a 1.08 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. Check out the Bradenton season preview.

Low-A: West Virginia (3-6) vs Lexington (5-4) 2:05pm
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (0-1, 7.20)
Yesterday’s Result: Lexington 6, West Virginia 3

Luis Heredia will make his second start of the season tonight. He went five innings in his debut, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks. He had three strikeouts. The 19-year-old righty spent last season with West Virginia, where he had a 3.05 ERA over 65 innings. Heredia made 13 starts and one relief appearance. He gave up 52 hits, five homers and 37 walks, struck out 55 and held hitters to a .224 BAA. Heredia allowed three runs or less in each of his 13 starts last year. Check out the West Virginia season preview.

Recent Transactions

4/11: Chris Stewart transferred from Bradenton to Indianapolis.

4/11: Jeff Locke activated from disabled list. Assigned to Indianapolis.

4/7: Barrett Barnes and Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker and Justin Maffei added to West Virginia roster.

4/6: Chris Stewart assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

4/5: Robert Andino placed on disabled list. Blake Davis added to Indianapolis roster.

4/4: Stetson Allie added to Altoona roster. Junior Sosa transferred to Jamestown roster.

4:4 Kenn Kasparek and Quinton Miller placed on disabled list. Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster.

3/29: Quincy Latimore and Erick Fernandez released.

3/27: Traded a player to be named later in exchange for Keon Broxton.

3/25: Acquired Vance Worley in exchange for cash.

3/22: Six minor league players released. Carlos Mesa, Cesar Lopez, Axel Diaz, Elvin Ramirez, Kirk Singer and Eliecer Navarro.

3/20 Zac Fuesser, Ethan Hollingsworth, Kevin Kleis and Dalton Friend released.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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    Does anyone know the status of Eric Wood, 3B? I have not seen him in any box scores yet – since he was at WV last season, I figured he would be in Bradenton this year?

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