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Prospect Watch: Worley Goes Seven Strong, Garcia Sets a Career-High in Start

Vance Worley allowed one unearned run in a complete game victory on Friday night (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Prospect Watch: Worley Goes Seven Strong, Garcia Sets a Career-High in Start

P2 Top 30

A look at how the current top 30 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 (Nick Kingham, Jacob Taylor), 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 30 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from the mid-season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.


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2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis - Disabled List

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4. Josh Bell, 1B, Indianapolis -[insert_php]

5. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis -[insert_php]

6. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton -[insert_php]

7. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis -[insert_php]

8. Harold Ramirez, OF, Bradenton -[insert_php]

9. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia - Disabled List

10. Kevin Newman, SS, West Virginia -[insert_php]

11. Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, GCL -[insert_php]

12. Mitch Keller, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php]

13. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton -[insert_php]

14. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, West Virginia -[insert_php]

15. Max Moroff, 2B, Altoona -[insert_php]

16. Barrett Barnes, OF, Altoona -[insert_php]

17. Yeudy Garcia, RHP, West Virginia -[insert_php]

18. Trey Supak, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php]

19. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php]

20. Adam Frazier, SS, Altoona -[insert_php]

21. Willy Garcia, OF, Indianapolis -[insert_php]

22. Steven Brault, LHP, Altoona -[insert_php]

23. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Morgantown -[insert_php]

24. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Bradenton -[insert_php]

25. Adrian Valerio, SS, GCL -[insert_php]

26. Connor Joe, 1B, West Virginia -[insert_php]

27. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis - Disabled List

28. Jordan Luplow, 3B, West Virginia -[insert_php]

29. Casey Hughston, OF, Morgantown -[insert_php]

30. Billy Roth, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php]

P2 Top Performers


Indianapolis Indians Prospect Watch

Box Score


P2 Game Notes

Game One: With the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning, Willy Garcia’s recent power surge continued and led to a victory. Garcia popped his seventh home run since the beginning of August.

Josh Bell followed up with his second home run of the season to further expand the advantage. Over the past two weeks, Bell has been just as hot. In his past four games coming in, Bell was 7-for-14. He had six extra-base hits in the nine games prior.

Vance Worley was strong in his second start with Indianapolis since being DFA’d, tossing a complete game in the opener. Not only that, Worley baffled hitters to the tone of nine strikeouts, against just three hits and a walk. Worley has the look of a candidate to rejoin the Pirates when the rosters expand in a couple of weeks.

Jordy Mercer added a couple of hits while continuing his rehab assignment, including a line drive home run in the third inning.

Game Two: Alen Hanson went 0-for-3 in the second game after going 0-for-4 in the first contest to continue the coldest spell that he has had all season. Hanson has just one hit in his last six games. Over the span, Hanson is 1-for-22.

Indianapolis was only able to muster seven hits for the second game, and Elias Diaz had two of them, while also picking up an RBI. After a slow start to August, Diaz has bounced back nicely with hits in his last three games.

Continuing his recent power surge, Gustavo Nunez added his eighth double of the season. Nunez has an .800 OPS in August, which has shown to be much higher than recent months.

A.J. Morris allowed five runs in three innings. Brad Lincoln did not fare much better, allowing a pair of runs in two innings of his own.

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Ryan joined Pirates Prospects as the Indianapolis Triple-A writer in 2014. Prior to joining Pirates Prospects, Ryan covered high school, college and professional sports in the Indianapolis area. For more updates throughout the season, follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanpalencer.

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