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Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Picks Up Three Hits For West Virginia

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Picks Up Three Hits For 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. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, 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 mid-season top 20 update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

2. Austin Meadows, CF, West Virginia – 3-for-5

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia – 2-for-4

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona – DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona – DNP (Promoted to Altoona)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia – Disabled List (7/7 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Altoona – DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia – 1-for-4, BB

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Jamestown – DNP

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona – DNP

16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, GCL Pirates – DNP

17. Trey Supak, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

18. Buddy Borden, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona – DNP

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP


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Top Pitcher: Justin Topa, RHP – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, RF – 1-for-2, HR, 3 BB

Home Runs: Michael Fransoso (3)



Indianapolis was off today.



Altoona was off today.



Bradenton was off today.



Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 8, West Virginia 4

Starting Pitcher: Justin Topa, RHP – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, RF – 1-for-2, HR, 3 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Austin Meadows, CF – 3-for-5

Reese McGuire, C – 2-for-4

Edwin Espinal, DH – 1-for-4, 2B

JaCoby Jones, SS – 1-for-4, BB

Game Notes: Michael Fransoso hit his third homer of the year, and his second in his last five games. He has hits in all five of those games. Austin Meadows picked up three hits tonight, and is now 4-for-13 in his first three games with West Virginia. Edwin Espinal hit his 19th double of the year. JaCoby Jones picked up a single, extending his hitting streak to 16 games.



Jamestown was off today.



Bristol was off today.



Box Score

Result: Astros 6, Pirates 5

Starting Pitcher: Nick Hutchings, RHP – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, RF – 2-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Cole Tucker, SS – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

Carlos Munoz, 1B – 2-for-4, BB

Game Notes: Tito Polo extended his hitting streak to seven games. He’s off to a great start this year, with a .339/.425/.548 line in 62 at-bats. Polo doesn’t turn 20 for another month, so seeing him off to such a good start at this age is encouraging. Carlos Munoz went 2-for-4 with a walk. He now has a nine game hitting streak. Munoz is an on-base machine, with 17 walks in 19 games, and just six strikeouts. He has a .462 OBP this season. Cole Tucker has also been good at getting on base. He only has a .265 average, but has a .429 OBP, with a 13:13 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Marlins 6

Starting Pitcher: Richard Mitchell, RHP – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Victor Fernandez, CF – 4-for-4, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Raul Siri, 2B – 2-for-4, BB

Jeremias Portorreal, RF – 2-for-5, 2B

PAtrick Reyes, C – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Richard Mitchell didn’t have his best outing on Tuesday, but he was still able to win his fourth straight start, helping the Pirates to an 8-6 victory. Mitchell gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings. He didn’t allow a single walk for the second straight appearance and in his last four appearances he has given up just two walks. Mitchell surpassed his innings from last year when he recorded his last out on Tuesday. In 38.1 innings, he hasn’t allowed a home run. The offense was led by Victor Fernandez, who reached base five times and scored two runs. He had four hits, a walk and drove in a run. Jeremias Portorreal had his second straight two-hit game. The top prospect hit his fourth double of the season. Raul Siri had two hits, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Along with Fernandez, Siri, Luis Perez and Patrick Reyes each scored two runs, with the four players accounting for all eight Pirates’ runs. – John Dreker

You can check out the DSL Pirates week six recap here.

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