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Prospect Watch: One Big Inning Sinks Indianapolis

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 (Tony Sanchez #11, 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 - 1-for-4, 2B

2. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Bradenton – Disabled List (4/14 Update)

3. Austin Meadows, CF, West Virginia – Disabled List (4/2 Update)

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona – DNP

5. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona – DNP

6. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia – DNP

7. Josh Bell, RF, Bradenton – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power – Disabled List (4/14 Update)

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

10. Andrew Lambo, 1B, Indianapolis – 0-for-2, BB

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 – DNP

19. Brandon Cumpton, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

20. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis –  DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Josh Kinney, RHP – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris McGuiness, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B, R

Home Runs: None

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Louisville 5, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Jake Brigham, RHP – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter:  Chris McGuiness, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B, R

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, RF – 1-for-4, 2B

Andrew Lambo, LF – 0-for-2, BB

Game Notes: If starter Jake Brigham could only forget about the second inning, he would be in good shape. In the frame, Brigham allowed four of his five runs and four of his five hits. The Louisville rally was made entirely with two outs.

Andy Oliver put together another strong performance out of the bullpen with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. However, Oliver was forced to pitch around some trouble, as he allowed three hits and walked a hitter.

Indianapolis was only able to tally two hits – doubles to right field by Gregory Polanco and Chris McGuiness. – Ryan Palencer

*Tony Sanchez played his first game for Indianapolis since being sent down to AAA following the return of Chris Stewart to the Pirates.

*Andrew Lambo played left field, the first time he has played outfield all season. It is an interesting move following the acquisition of Ike Davis.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Altoona was off on Sunday.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Bradenton was off on Sunday.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

West Virginia was off on Sunday.

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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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