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

Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Has More Success At Home

Six teams on the schedule today. Both Indianapolis and Altoona have off.  Bristol was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader today. Jamestown will send three players to the NYPL All-Star game on August 19th. 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.    

Luis Heredia has gone six innings in four straight starts. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

Luis Heredia has gone six innings in four straight starts. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

 

AAA: Indianapolis (61-62) @ Toledo (59-63) 7:00pm 8/12
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (4-3, 3.47)
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 10, Rochester 0

Indianapolis is off today. When they resume play on Tuesday, Nick Kingham will make his 11th start for Indianapolis.

AA: Altoona (52-70) vs Trenton (59-63) 7:00pm 8/12
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (4-7, 5.09)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 13, Reading 2

Altoona is off today. When they resume play on Tuesday, Zack Dodson will make his 20th start of the season.

High-A: Bradenton (65-53, 30-19 2nd half) @ St Lucie (64-51) 6:00pm
Probable starter: John Kuchno (8-8, 3.34)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 2, St Lucie 1

John Kuchno will make his 24th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 129.1 innings, giving up 119 hits, three homers and 52 walks. He has 56 strikeouts, a 2.57 GO/AO ratio and a .251 BAA. In his last start, Kuchno threw seven innings, giving up two runs on eight hits. He didn’t allow a walk or record a strikeout in the game. In his previous outing, he threw 5.1 shutout innings despite issuing a career-high eight walks.

Low-A: West Virginia (44-74, 24-26 2nd half) vs Augusta (56-62) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (2-4, 4.39)
Yesterday’s Result: Asheville 5, West Virginia 3

Luis Heredia will make his 15th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 65.2 innings, allowing 64 hits, six homers and 29 walks. He has 27 strikeouts, a 1.32 GO/AO ratio and a .259 BAA. In his last start, Heredia went six innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk. He has gone six innings in each of his last four starts. He has a 3.55 ERA at home and 5.23 on the road. Last year, Heredia had a 1.42 ERA at West Virginia and it jumped to 4.33 on the road.  He also pitched better at home during the 2011-12 seasons, including 2.84 ERA vs 7.94 in the GCL in 2011. Heredia has a total of six strikeouts in his last six starts combined. He turned 20 on Sunday.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (24-31) @ Aberdeen (20-35) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Austin Coley (0-1, 6.75)
Yesterday’s Result: Aberdeen 10, Jamestown 4

Austin Coley will make his fifth start of the season. The 2014 eighth round draft pick made two starts before going down with a shoulder strain. Since returning, Coley has thrown two shutout innings in his first game and 2.2 shutout innings in his last start. Despite the scoreless performance last time out, he did allow five hits.

RK: Bristol (14-34) vs Elizabethton (28-21) 6:00pm DH
Probable Starter: Hector Garcia (1-5, 3.62) and Jake Burnette (0-1, 16.20)
Yesterday’s Result: Bristol was rained out

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (16-28) vs Blue Jays (13-30) 12:00pm

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (29-31) vs  Phillies (23-37) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates were off yesterday

Check out the DSL Pirates tenth week recap.

Recent Transactions

8/10: Cody Rhodes assigned to Bristol.

8/10: Justin Topa activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz placed on DL.

8/9: A.J. Morris assigned to Bradenton.

8/7: Pirates release Robby Rowland. Jeff Roy activated from disabled list.

8/7: Jay Jackson traded to the Brewers. Jake Brigham activated from disabled list.

8/5: Marek Minarik assigned to Bristol.

8/5: Christopher De Leon assigned to Bristol. Miguel Ferreras assigned to GCL Pirates.

8/4: Pirates sign Colter Moore. Assigned him to Bristol.

8/3: Pat Ludwig was assigned to Bradenton.

8/2: Starling Marte assigned to Indianapolis on rehab.

8/2: Pirates sign Cory Rhodes and assign him to Jamestown.

8/1: The Pirates released Andres Mendoza and Angel Sanchez.

8/1: Jake Burnette assigned to Bristol.

8/1: Jeff Roy placed on disabled list. Chris Diaz activated from disabled list.

7/31: Collin Balester and Angel Sanchez assigned to Altoona.

7/27: Wyatt Mathisen activated from the disabled list. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.

7/27: Jake Brigham assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

7/26: Pirates sign Trace Tam Sing, assigned to Jamestown.

7/26: Adam Wilk placed on the temporary inactive list. Omir Santos activated from disabled list.

7/26: A.J. Morris assigned to the GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/25: Matt Curry activated from disabled list.

7/25: Pat Ludwig assigned to Altoona. Joan Montero assigned to Bradenton.

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.

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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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