The Pirates have named Andrew Lambo the Minor League Player of the Year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo is a Doubles Hitting Machine

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot. Removing these guys doesn’t mean they have lost prospect status. It is just an attempt to get 20 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from the 2014 Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis - 2-for-5

2. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

3. Austin Meadows, CF, West Virginia – Disabled List (4/22 Update)

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona – DNP

5. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona – DNP

6. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia – Disabled List (4/27 Update)

7. Josh Bell, RF, Bradenton – 1-for-3

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power – Disabled List (4/22 Update)

9. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia – Disabled List (4/14 Update)

10. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis – 2-for-5, 2 2B

11. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona – DNP

12. Blake Taylor, LHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

13. Cody Dickson, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

14. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia – Disabled List (4/14 Update)

15. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia – DNP

16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, Extended Spring Training – DNP

17. Wyatt Mathisen, 3B, West Virginia – DNP

18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Bradenton – 0-for-3

19. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis – In Majors

20. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Josh Kinney, RHP – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, 1B – 2-for-5, 2 2B

Home Runs: None

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Syracuse 6, Indianapolis 5

Starting Pitcher: Jay Jackson, RHP – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR

Top HitterAndrew Lambo, 1B – 2-for-5, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, RF – 2-for-5

Michael Martinez, SS – 1-for-3, 3B

Chase d’Arnaud, LF – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Josh Kinney, RHP – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: As has become a theme, Gregory Polanco tallied a multi-hit game. Polanco has accomplished this feat in half of his games this season — 12 in 24 games.

Andrew Lambo, in his first game back at first base since the Ike Davis trade, ripped a pair of doubles, including a two-run knock to the left-center gap. Lambo leads the system in doubles with 11, and is on pace for 66 doubles in a 450 at-bat season.

Jay Jackson had a tough start, allowing 5 earned runs in five innings. However, Josh Kinney allowed only two hits in four shutout innings. Kinney has allowed just one run in his last four outings, and two overall. – Ryan Palencer

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Altoona was postponed due to rain.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 7, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP – 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Steranka, 1B – 1-for-3, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, RF – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Bradenton had a bad night all around tonight. Offensively, they only had two hits, both singles. They didn’t have any other batters reach base safely. Orlando Castro struggled in his start, giving up four earned runs in 4.1 innings. Prior to this, Castro had given up six earned runs in 23 innings. Robby Rowland pitched two innings, giving up three earned runs.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

West Virginia was off today.

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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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  • bmcferren

    Would be nice to release our current left handed hitting right fielder and replace him with Lambo…

    • Lee Young

      I wouldn’t mind seeing him platoon with K Marte, either.

  • cschimmer8

    Any chance the PTBNL is Ike Davis?

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