Kuhl hit more batters than any other pitcher in the Pirates organization this year

Minor League Schedule: Chad Kuhl Has Everything Working For Him This Year

All eight teams on the schedule today and only the GCL Pirates are at home. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.     

Kuhl has a strong ground ball rate this year

Kuhl has a strong ground ball rate this year


AAA: Indianapolis (56-51) @ Rochester (57-48) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Casey Sadler (8-2, 2.74)
Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 9, Indianapolis 2

Casey Sadler will make his 16th start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also pitched four times in relief for the Pirates this year. For Indianapolis, Sadler has thrown 92 innings, allowing 89 hits, six homers and 21 walks. He has 60 strikeouts, a 1.76 GO/AO ratio and a .259 BAA. In his last start, he gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings. Sadler had a season-high eight strikeouts in that game.

AA: Altoona (41-65) @ Bowie (54-51) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Thomas Harlan (0-1, 3.60)
Yesterday’s Result: Bowie 9, Altoona 1

Thomas Harlan will get his fourth start for Altoona tonight. He made 21 relief appearances for Bradenton before being promoted to Altoona. In his last start, which was against Bowie, Harlan allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings. Between both stops this year, Harlan has thrown 65.2 innings, surrendering 72 hits, two homers and 13 walks. He has 48 strikeouts, a 1.21 GO/AO ratio and a .272 BAA.

High-A: Bradenton (55-46, 20-12 2nd half) @ Lakeland (50-49) 7:11pm
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (10-5, 3.34)
Yesterday’s Result: Lakeland 4, Bradenton 3

Chad Kuhl will make his 21st start of the season tonight. Kuhl has displayed all the qualities you want to see from a pitcher. He has a low BAA(.246), a high 1.67 GO/AO ratio and a strong 24/77 BB/SO ratio in 110 innings. Kuhl has consistently gone deep in starts and he has given up just six homers all year. On the road this season, he has a 2.49 ERA in eight starts. Since the All-Star break, Kuhl has a 2.27 ERA in seven starts.

Low-A: West Virginia (35-67, 15-19 2nd half) @ Hickory (60-43) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Dovydas Neverauskas (4-9, 5.84)
Yesterday’s Result: Hickory 4, West Virginia 1

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his 20th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 86.1 innings, giving up 107 hits, nine homers and 39 walks. He has 55 strikeouts, an 0.99 GO/AO ratio and a .307 BAA. In his last start, Neverauskas gave up five runs on six hits and three walks in 4.1 innings. He faced Hickory on 7/3, giving up two unearned runs on three hits and five walks over four innings.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (16-24) @ Batavia (19-21) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Montana DuRapau (0-0, 1.67)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 3, Batavia 1 (game one) Batavia 10, Jamestown 0 (game two)

Montana DuRapau will get his sixth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched three times in relief. He has thrown 27 innings, giving up 25 hits, one homer and four walks. DuRapau has 21 strikeouts, a 1.07 GO/AO ratio and a .243 BAA. In his last start, he gave up one run over five innings. DuRapau has not allowed more than one earned run in any appearance this year.

RK: Bristol (10-21) @ Greenville (15-18) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bristol 5, Pulaski 0

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (11-17) vs Blue Jays (9-20) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were rained out

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (21-25) vs Blue Jays (21-24) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 6, Angels 0

Check out the DSL Pirates seventh week recap.

Recent Transactions

7/24: Orlando Castro placed on disabled list. Matt Benedict assigned to Altoona.

7/23: Barrett Barnes placed on disabled list. Justin Howard activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

7/23: West Virginia places Danny Collins, Chris Diaz and Justin Topa on disabled list. Maximo Rivera, Jared LaKind and Francisco Aponte assigned to West Virginia.

7/23: Nathan Sopena promoted to Jamestown. Jose Salazar promoted to Bristol.

7/21: Tyler Sample assigned to Bradenton.

7/18: Pirates release Jason Townsend.

7/17: Josh Bell promoted to Altoona. Ralph Henriquez placed on DL.

7/17: Andrew Lambo activated from DL. Matt Curry placed on DL. Jhonathan Ramos assigned to Altoona.

7/14: Pirates release Duke Welker.

7/12: Pirates sign Rafael Perez. Perez assigned to Indianapolis.

7/11: Pirates release Jorge Mendoza.

7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.

7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia. Elvis Escobar assigned to Jamestown.

7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.

7/11: Orlando Castro promoted to Altoona. Pirates release Yao-Hsun Yang.

7/11: Jarek Cunningham activated from disabled list. Quinton Miller placed on disabled list.

7/10: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios promoted to Bradenton. Robby Rowland and Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/10: Matt Curry promoted to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/9: Andrew Lambo assigned to Jamestown on rehab assignment.

7/8: Thomas Harlan promoted to Altoona

7/7: Francisco Liriano assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.

7/7: Chris Dickerson traded to Cleveland Indians.

7/7: Justin Howard placed on disabled list. Dan Gamache and Nate Baker assigned to Altoona.

7/7: Mike Fransoso assigned to West Virginia Power. Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list.

7/7: Collin Balester has his rehab assignment transferred from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/7: Cristian Mota promoted from DSL Pirates to GCL Pirates. Jhoan Herrera reassigned to DSL Pirates.

7/7: Jake Burnette sent to GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/7: Edgardo Munoz promoted from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/5: Tyler Waldron placed on disabled list. John Holdzkom assigned to Indianapolis.

7/5: Dean Anna assigned to Indianapolis.

7/4: Jarek Cunningham placed on DL. Jeff Inman sent to Altoona.

7/3: Justin Maffei and Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton.

7/3: Bradenton placed Jonathan Schwind and Taylor Lewis on the disabled list.

7/3: Danny Collins and Francisco Diaz activated from disabled list.

7/3: Clario Perez promoted to West Virginia. Andy Otamendi assigned to Jamestown.

7/3: Austin Meadows assigned to Bristol.

7/1: Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/1: Connor Joe placed on temporary inactive list.

6/30: Austin Meadows, Barrett Barnes and Collin Balester assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/28: Stetson Allie activated from disabled list.

6/28: Omir Santos activated from disabled list. Brent Morel placed on disabled list.

6/28: JaCoby Jones activated from disabled list. Wyatt Mathisen placed on disabled list.

6/28: Nate Baker and Dan Gamache assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

6/28: Pirates release Alexander Gutierrez.

6/27: Jandy Vasquez played on 60-day disabled list.

6/26: Dan Gamache assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/26: Adalberto Santos traded to San Francisco Giants.

6/26: Danny Collins placed on disabled list. Justin Topa activated from West Virginia disabled list.

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

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.

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Has Improved Command Since Arriving in Indianapolis

Next Story »

Minor League Schedule: John Kuchno is Getting Better as the Season Moves Along

Latest Analysis

  • Keller Supak Hinsz

    Even With the New Draft Rules, the Pirates Are Still Loading Up on Projectable Pitchers

    13 hours ago

    From 2008-2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of resources on projectable pitchers out of high school. So far, this approach has led to breakout performances from ...

    Read More
  • Josh Bell made the move to first base over the off-season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Why Should You Care About Prospects?

    2 days ago

    Yesterday I had a shorter day than usual. The Pirates had cuts at the MLB level, and a road game. The day was shortened at Pirate City, ...

    Read More
  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    3 days ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    4 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    6 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    7 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    1 week ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    1 week ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    2 weeks ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles