Pirates Prospects » Prospect Watch http://www.piratesprospects.com Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:02:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Prospect Watch: A Few 2014 Draft Picks Finish Strong on Final Day of the Season http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/09/prospect-watch-a-few-2014-draft-picks-finish-strong-on-final-day-of-the-season.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/09/prospect-watch-a-few-2014-draft-picks-finish-strong-on-final-day-of-the-season.html#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:52:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87516 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. 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 - 1-for-4, 2B

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 1-for-3, 2B

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - 0-for-4

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - In Majors

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona - 7.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

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 - 1-for-4

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Montana DuRapau, RHP – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Luplow, LF – 3-for-6, HR

Home Runs: Andy Vasquez (11), Jordan Luplow (6)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Louisville 4, Indianapolis 3

Starting Pitcher: Rafael Perez, LHP – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dean Anna, SS – 4-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, LF – 2-for-4

Gregory Polanco, RF – 0-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Game Notes: Indianapolis wrapped up their season with a loss to Louisville. Because this was the final game of the season, players who have been optioned to Triple-A can be recalled tomorrow. Jeff Locke will be recalled to make his start against the Cardinals. Gregory Polanco will also be recalled, as will John Holdzkom. It’s also possible that they could recall more players who are on the 40-man roster, like Jaff Decker, Bobby LaFromboise, and Michael Martinez. One sleeper from Indianapolis would be Chase d’Arnaud, who can play all over the infield and outfield, while providing strong base running and an ability to hit left-handers.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 6, Bowie 5

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP – 7.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andy Vasquez, RF-LF – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, 2B – 2-for-5

Keon Broxton, CF – 2-for-4, 2B

Gift Ngoepe, SS – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B

Game Notes: Keon Broxton finished a strong season by going 2-for-4 with his 22nd double of the year. Broxton finished the season with a .275/.369/.484 line in 407 at-bats, with 15 homers and 25 stolen bases. It was the best year of his career, coming in his age 24 season. He has similar upside to Mel Rojas, and both would need to be added to the 40-man roster this off-season to prevent losing them in the Rule 5 draft. Joely Rodriguez wrapped up a rough season today with another poor outing. He had a 4.84 ERA in 134 innings this year, with a 73:43 K/BB ratio. Gift Ngoepe hit his 9th triple of the year, and his 17th double.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Bradenton was off today. They will start their playoff series tomorrow night at 6:30 PM.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: Asheville 5, West Virginia 0

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, C – 1-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Erich Weiss, 2B – 1-for-3, 2B

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Cody Dickson wrapped up his season by throwing two innings, with Dovydas Neverauskas also throwing two innings in relief following Dickson. Reese McGuire hit his 11th double of the year, and Austin Meadows hit his 13th. Erich Weiss had the only other West Virginia hit, also a double, for his 22nd of the year. Meadows had an outfield assist, throwing out a runner at second base. The West Virginia offense struggled to finish the season, striking out 14 times in 30 at-bats today.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Game One Box Score

Result: Jamestown 3, Mahoning Valley 2

Starting Pitcher: Montana DuRapau, RHP – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Luplow, LF – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Erik Lunde, DH – 2-for-3

Chase Simpson, 3B – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Jordan Luplow hit his sixth homer of the year. The third round pick went 1-for-2 in the second game of today’s double-header, and finished his season with a .277/.360/.423 line in 220 at-bats. He didn’t show a lot of power, but displayed a good approach at the plate, and a good ability to get on base, with a 17.5% strikeout rate and a 10.7% walk rate. Chase Simpson finished his season with a .286/.369/.481 line in 189 at-bats, along with seven homers. His .851 OPS finished third in the NYPL, his OBP ranked fifth, and his slugging percentage was ranked sixth.

Box Score

Result: Mahoning Valley 12, Jamestown 3

Starting Pitcher: Alex McRae, RHP – 2.2 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Elvis Escobar, CF – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Jordan Luplow, LF – 1-for-2

Game Notes: Back when they were both signed in 2011, Elvis Escobar and Harold Ramirez looked to have similar upsides. The Pirates paid Ramirez a little over $1 M, while Escobar received $570 K, so they obviously liked Ramirez better. But the gap wasn’t seen as a big one. Ramirez was hurt by multiple leg injuries in West Virginia this year, but his prospect status is high. Escobar, meanwhile, finished the year with a .274/.316/.349 line in Jamestown, after struggling in West Virginia earlier in the year. He still has some upside, and comes from a family full of talented baseball players, so I expect Escobar to remain in the organization. However, he might start seeing guys pass him up, and might find it hard to continue getting work as a starter if he doesn’t show improvements.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

The Bristol season is over.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL season is over.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates season recap here, complete with scouting reports every player.

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Leads a Big Day of Homers; Bradenton Clinches Playoffs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-stetson-allie-leads-a-big-day-of-homers-bradenton-clinches-playoffs.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-stetson-allie-leads-a-big-day-of-homers-bradenton-clinches-playoffs.html#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:08:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87478 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. 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 - DNP

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - DNP

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - DNP

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - In Majors

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 - 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B – 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Home Runs: Stetson Allie (21), Keon Broxton (15), Robert Andino (7), Dan Gamache (6), Chase d’Arnaud (2), Ralph Henriquez (2), A.J. Morris (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Louisville 3

Starting Pitcher: A.J. Morris, RHP – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, 2B-3B – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

John Holdzkom, RHP – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Robert Andino, SS – 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Chris McGuiness, 1B – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

A.J. Morris, RHP – 1-for-2, HR

Game Notes: Robert Andino hit his seventh homer of the year, while Chase d’Arnaud hit his second homer of the year. Also hitting a home run was A.J. Morris, who hit his first pro home run. Morris also had a decent start, giving up three runs in 5.2 innings, with no walks and four strikeouts. He hasn’t had the best stuff since returning from the disabled list, giving up a 7.00 ERA in three starts with Indianapolis. John Holdzkom threw two shutout innings. He has a 2.49 ERA in 21.2 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 27:10 K/BB ratio.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Bowie 8, Altoona 7

Starting Pitcher: Tom Harlan, LHP – 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B – 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Drew Maggi, 3B-SS – 2-for-5

Dan Gamache, 2B – 1-for-4, HR

Keon Broxton, CF – 2-for-4, HR, 2 SB

Ralph Henriquez, C – 1-for-5, HR

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his 20th homer of the year last night, and followed it up with his 21st of the year today. That matched his total last year, which came in two levels of A-ball, and happened with 77 more at-bats. Allie’s slugging percentage was down this year, from .483 to .442. However, his ISO was about the same, going from .206 to .196. Keon Broxton reached two notable milestones. He hit his 15th homer of the year, while also stealing his 25th base of the year. Broxton has an .850 OPS on the year. Dan Gamache hit his sixth homer in 157 at-bats on the season. Altoona had their franchise worst 81st loss.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 3, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Steranka, DH – 2-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Walker Gourley, RF – 1-for-2, SB

Yhonathan Barrios, RHP – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bradenton clinched the post-season with this win, locking down the second half FSL South title. They will play their first game on Tuesday, starting a best of three series at home. Tyler Glasnow will probably be in line to make that start, since that would be normal rest for the starter.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Charlotte 1

Starting Pitcher: Felipe Gonzalez, RHP – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Max Moroff, 2B – 1-for-2, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, DH – 2-for-2, 2B, BB

Jordan Steranka, 1B – 2-for-3

Game Notes: The second game of the day was pointless in the standings, and it didn’t seem like either team was taking it seriously, as there were a lot of mistakes. Max Moroff did hit his 30th double of the year, and Jordan Steranka picked up two more hits, giving him four on the day. The Marauders went with an assortment of relievers, with only Felipe Gonzalez pitching more than one inning. The Marauders had their franchise best 78th win with this victory.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

West Virginia had their game cancelled due to rain.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Jamestown was postponed due to rain. They will wrap up their season with a double-header tomorrow.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

The Bristol season is over.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL season is over.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates season recap here, complete with scouting reports every player.

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Prospect Watch: Homers From JaCoby Jones and Stetson Allie http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-homers-from-jacoby-jones-and-stetson-allie.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-homers-from-jacoby-jones-and-stetson-allie.html#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:43:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87393 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. 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 - 1-for-3, BB

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 1-for-4

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - 1-for-4, HR, RBI

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - In Majors

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 - 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona - 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, RHP – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B – 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI

Home Runs: JaCoby Jones (23), Stetson Allie (20)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Columbus 2

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: Elias Diaz, C – 2-for-3, R

Other Notable Performers:

Jaff Decker, LF – 1-for-4, RBI

Gregory Polanco, RF – 1-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: Of his four starts in Triple-A to wrap up the campaign, Saturday night’s finale on the season was among the strongest for Adrian Sampson. While he was not able to survive the sixth inning, Sampson still only allowed one run on four hits. He struck out five hitters with two each in the first and the fifth.

Bobby LaFromboise relieved Sampson and got a pair of outs, one by strikeout, before being relieved by Adam Wilk. Wilk allowed one run on two hits in 0.1 inning. Vin Mazzaro allowed just one hit in 1.1 scoreless innings of work.

Elias Diaz had his first multi-hit game, as he was 3-for-26 total at Triple-A coming into the game. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 in his fifth game back with Indianapolis. He is now 4-for-19 since coming back to Triple-A, but has three hits in his last nine at bats. Ernesto Frieri nailed down the save with a pair of strikeouts. – Ryan Palencer

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 3, Bowie 1

Starting Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, RHP – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Andy Vasquez, CF/LF – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Drew Maggi, LF/3B – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Stetson Allie had his second straight 2-for-5 game, breaking a recent 3-for-29 slump. Allie hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to secure a win for Altoona. It was his 20th homer of the season. Angel Sanchez finished his season on a high note, allowing just one run over 6.2 innings, his best outing since joining the Pirates. Drew Maggi had a single and a walk, plus he stole his 37th base of the year, tops in the Pirates organization. Andy Vasquez hit two doubles, giving him 18 on the year. Willy Garcia went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but still managed to draw two walks. He had just 21 walks coming into the game. He has drawn five walks in his last seven games, one of the best streaks of his career.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 7, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Shane Carle, RHP – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B – 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, DH – 3-for-5, 2B

Jordan Steranka, 1B – 3-for-3, RBI

Max Moroff, 2B – 2-for-4, 3B, RBI

Game Notes: This game was suspended yesterday in the top of the third inning due to weather. Shane Carle threw the first two innings and looked good, striking out three batters over two no-hit innings. This game was called in the eighth inning and the scheduled second game of the doubleheader was postponed until tomorrow. Jason Creasy threw six innings to pick up the win, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk. Jose Osuna and Jordan Steranka each had three hits, while Eric Wood drove in three runs. Wood hit his 28th double. Max Moroff had two hits, including his sixth triple. Adam Frazier committed his 35th error.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: Asheville 5, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Buddy Borden, RHP – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter:  JaCoby Jones, SS – 1-for-4, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Edwin Espinal, 1B – 1-for-4

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-3, BB

Erich Weiss, 2B – 2-for-3, BB

Reese McGuire, DH – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Buddy Borden ended his season with one of his worst outings, giving up five runs in 3.2 innings. It was just the second time he allowed more than four runs this year and the fourth time that he couldn’t make it through at least four innings. Zack Von Rosenberg followed Borden and threw 4.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit while facing the minimum amount of batters. JaCoby Jones hit his 23rd homer and drove in his 70th RBI.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: Williamsport 7, Jamestown 6

Starting Pitcher: Frank Duncan, RHP – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: David Andriese, 1B – 2-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Elvis Escobar, CF – 1-for-5, 2B

Michael Suchy, RF – 2-for-4, 2 2B, BB, SB

Game Notes:  Frank Duncan gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings. He finished with a 3.58 ERA in 14 starts. In his last three starts combined, he allowed 24 runs over 15 innings. Duncan ended up with a 49:11 K/BB ratio. Michael Suchy hit two doubles and stole his seventh base of the year. Chase Simpson hit his 14th double and drove in his 30th run. He is hitting .474 in his last ten games.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

The Bristol season is over. We will have a season recap for the team in the next few days

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL season is over. We will have a season recap for the team in the next few days.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates season recap here, complete with scouting reports every player.

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Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham Ends Season on Sour Note, Reese McGuire Homers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-nick-kingham-ends-season-on-sour-note-reese-mcguire-homers.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-nick-kingham-ends-season-on-sour-note-reese-mcguire-homers.html#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:59:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87284 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. 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 - 1-for-2, 2 RBI, BB, SB

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - 5.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - 1-for-5, 3B

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - In Majors

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 - 2-for-5, RBI

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Tyler Eppler, RHP – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Chase Simpson, 3B – 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Chris McGuiness (9), Edwin Espinal (7), Robert Andino (6), Jaff Decker (6), Reese McGuire (3)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 9, Columbus 7

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP – 5.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Chris McGuiness, 1B – 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Tony Sanchez, C – 3-for-4, RBI, BB

Jaff Decker, LF – 3-for-5, HR, RBI

Gregory Polanco, RF – 2-for-5, RBI

Game Notes: Nick Kingham had a forgettable last start of the season, giving up seven runs over 5.2 innings. He almost didn’t make it out of the first inning after giving up four runs and needing 30 pitches to get through the inning. Kingham finished with a 3.58 ERA for Indianapolis, after posting a 3.04 ERA while with Altoona earlier this year. Indianapolis had three homers on the night. Chris McGuiness drove in three runs and hit his ninth homer. Jaff Decker had three hits, including his sixth homer. Tony Sanchez had his second straight three hit game. Chase d’Arnaud stole his 30th base of the year.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Bowie 5, Altoona 4

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Kelson Brown, 1B – 3-for-4, 3B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, DH – 2-for-5, RBI

Drew Maggi, 3B – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Stetson Allie came into this game on a 3-for-29 streak, with 13 strikeouts in his last nine games. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI on Friday night, his first multi-hit game since August 13th(13 games). Willy Garcia struck out three times, giving him a 21:143 BB/K ratio in 431 at-bats. He leads all Pirates minor league hitters in strikeouts. Kelson Brown had three hits, including his first triple. He is hitting .310 in 116 at-bats this year. Zack Dodson finished his season with a 4.62 ERA in 122.2 innings.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Bradenton had their game suspended due to weather with the score tied 0-0 in the top of the third inning.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 7, Asheville 3

Starting Pitcher: Jake Burnette, RHP – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal, 1B – 3-for-3, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, SB, BB

Wyatt Mathisen, 3B – 1-for-4, 2B

Reese McGuire, C – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Edwin Espinal had a career night last night, driving in seven runs. On Friday, he just had a great night, reaching base all four times up and missing the cycle by the triple. His homer was his seventh and the double was 25th of the season. Reese McGuire hit his third homer of the season. JaCoby Jones returned to the lineup for the first time in over a week and went 1-for-5 with a triple and two strikeouts. Jake Burnette had a strong outing, allowing one run on five hits, a walk and a hit batter in five innings. He has been struggling all season, including his rehab stops in the GCL and Bristol. He gave up 25 runs in 24 innings over ten appearances this year.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 7, Williamsport 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Eppler, RHP – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Chase Simpson, 3B – 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jordan Luplow, RF – 1-for-5, 2B

Michael Suchy, DH – 0-for-4, 3 R

Game Notes: Tyler Eppler finished his first pro season off strong, allowing one run on three hits and no walks in six innings. In 68.2 innings, he posted a 2.49 ERA and had a 49:11 K/BB ratio. Reliever Sam Street threw two perfect innings, giving him a 1.05 ERA in 25.2 innings. Chase Simpson had three hits and drove in three runs, while Michael Suchy went 0-for-4 and scored three runs. Jordan Luplow hit his 12th double of the year.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Danville 6, Bristol 1

Starting Pitcher: Omar Basulto, LHP – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Trae Arbet, SS – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Nick Buckner, RF – 1-for-4

Tomas Morales, C – 3-for-4

Game Notes: Bristol ended their season with a loss to Danville. Their first season as a Pirates affiliate was a tough one, finishing with a 22-46 record. John Sever pitched the last four innings of the game and allowed one run, while striking out six batters. He finished with a 1.33 ERA in 40.2 innings, with 63 strikeouts. Sever finished fifth on the team in innings pitched, yet had 13 more strikeouts than the second best total on the club. Earlier this week, catcher Danny Arribas was named to the Appalachian League season All-Star team. He was also voted the team MVP by fans. Arribas didn’t play on Friday. He finished with a .281/.368/.400 slash line in 44 games.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL season is over. We will have a season recap for the team in the next few days.

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates season recap here, complete with scouting reports every player.

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow and Heredia Make Final Starts, Morton Rehabs and Espinal’s Career Night http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-glasnow-and-heredia-make-final-starts-morton-rehabs-and-espinals-career-night.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-glasnow-and-heredia-make-final-starts-morton-rehabs-and-espinals-career-night.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:23:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87216 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. 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 - 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR

2. Austin Meadows, CF, West Virginia - 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 0-for-5

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

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

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - DNP

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - 0-for-3, BB

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona - DNP

16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, GCL Pirates - 2-for-5, HR, RBI

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

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal, 1B – 3-for-6, HR, 7 RBI

Home Runs: Edwin Espinal (6), Jacob Stallings (4), Austin Meadows (3), Michael de la Cruz (1), Tyler Filliben (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 2, Columbus 1

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C – 3-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jaff Decker, LF – 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

Game Notes: Casey Sadler had a great final outing, giving up just one run on two hits over six innings. He needed 73 pitches to get through his night, 50 went for strikes. He ended the minor league season with a 3.03 ERA in 124.2 innings. Tony Sanchez had a big night as well, collecting three hits and driving in a run. Jaff Decker collected his 27th double and drove in his 37th run.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 3, Richmond 2

Starting Pitcher: Charlie Morton, RHP – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Keon Broxton, CF – 2-for-3, 3B, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, 2B – 2-for-4, RBI

Drew Maggi, SS-3B – 1-for-3, SB

Game Notes: Charlie Morton made a rehab start, returning from a sports hernia. He gave up two runs over four innings, with six strikeouts. Morton needed a lot of pitches for his short outing, throwing 73 total, 49 for strikes. Morton talked about the start and how he felt after the game. Drew Maggi picked up his 36th stolen base of the year, tops in the Pirates minor league system. Keon Broxton and Dan Gamache each had two hits and drove in a run. Broxton hit his ninth triple.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 5, Charlotte 3

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, LF – 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, 1B – 2-for-3, BB, 2B, SB

Jacob Stallings, C – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow had a strong outing out Thursday, striking out nine batters without allowing a walk. He gave up three runs(two earned) on seven hits. The seven hits allowed by Glasnow ties his career-high, which happened twice this season. He finished his year with a 1.74 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 124.1 innings. Glasnow allowed his third homer of the season, and second in his last two games. He put the Marauders down 3-0 early, but they bounced back with solo runs in the fifth and sixth and three runs in the top of the ninth. Jacob Stallings homered in the ninth, his fourth of the season. Jose Osuna had two hits, a walk and a stolen base. The double was his 21st of the season. He has reached base 16 times in his last five games.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 12, Lexington 7

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP – 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal, 1B – 3-for-6, HR, 7 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Austin Meadows, CF – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Wyatt Mathisen, 3B – 3-for-5, RBI, BB

Game Notes: Luis Heredia has struggled on the road during his career and it continued tonight, allowing five runs on six hits, a walk and hit batter in 5.1 innings. He came into the game with a 2.40 ERA in five August starts. Heredia finished the year with a 3.33 home ERA in nine starts and a 5.02 ERA on the road, also in nine starts. This game went 10 innings, with the Power scoring five runs in the top of the tenth for the win. Austin Meadows hit his third homer and Edwin Espinal hit his sixth.  Espinal drove in seven runs, giving him 69 RBIs on the season. His homer was a three-run shot in the sixth inning and he drove in two runs in the tenth. The homer by Meadows tied the game in the ninth. Wyatt Mathisen had three hits, a walk and scored three runs.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 2, Mahoning Valley 1

Starting Pitcher: Austin Coley, RHP – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Tyler Filliben, SS – 1-for-3, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jordan Luplow, DH – 1-for-4, RBI, SB

Game Notes: Tyler Filliben hit his first pro homer and Jordan Luplow drove in his 28th run in Jamestown’s 2-1 victory. Luplow had a single and stole his tenth base of the year. Starter Austin Coley threw 3.2 scoreless innings, in what ended up being his best start of the year. The 2014 eighth round draft pick finished with a 5.23 ERA in eight starts.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Danville 8, Bristol 4

Starting Pitcher: Hector Garcia, LHP – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Nick Buckner, DH – 1-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Jerrick Suiter, RF – 1-for-4, RBI, BB, SB

Game Notes: Hector Garcia finished his season with no earned runs over three innings. In his previous start, he allowed just one hit over five innings. Garcia is a sleeper prospect, who was featured here last week. The 18-year-old lefty finished the season with a 3.38 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 48 innings. Jon Sandfort gave up one run in his only inning pitched. He is likely done for the year, finishing with a 10.85 ERA and 67 hits allowed in 37.1 innings. Mervin Del Rosario allowed six earned runs in his 1.1 innings. Colter Moore, an NDFA signing who was featured on Thursday morning, threw two shutout innings, picking up two strikeouts.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Phillies 5, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Dario Agrazal Jr, RHP – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael de la Cruz, CF – 2-for-5, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Cole Tucker, SS – 1-for-3, BB

Alexis Bastardo, RF – 2-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: The GCL season wrapped up on Thursday with a 5-3 loss to the Phillies. The Pirates finished with a 20-40 record after starting the season off with a 10-8 record in the first three weeks. Michael de la Cruz hit his first homer of the year to lead off the game. He had a tough season, with multiple minor injuries and a .485 OPS over 32 games. The season may have ended too soon for him because he reached base twice in each of his last three games. Alexis Bastardo injured his shoulder early in the year and missed most of the first half. He ended up hitting .344 in 19 games, collecting hits in each of his last nine starts. He hit .417 in those games.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates season recap here, complete with scouting reports every player.

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Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Hits Sixth Homer in Last Seven Games http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-andrew-lambo-hits-sixth-homer-in-last-seven-games.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-andrew-lambo-hits-sixth-homer-in-last-seven-games.html#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:48:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87157 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. 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 - 1-for-4

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 0-for-4

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates - 1-for-4

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - Disabled List (8/20 Update)

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - 2-for-4, HR

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona - 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

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

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Tyler Sample, RHP – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, C – 2-for-4, 2B, HR

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (11), Ramon Cabrera (6), Dan Gamache (5), Trae Arbet (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Louisville 8, Indianapolis 3

Starting Pitcher: Rafael Perez, LHP – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Brent Morel, 3B – 3-for-4

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo hit another homer, giving him 11 on the season. Six of those home runs have come in his last seven games. He’s got an eight game hitting streak, and a .950 OPS during the month of August. Brent Morel has been on a hot streak lately, extending his hitting streak to 11 games tonight. That streak started before his latest call-up to the majors. Morel has a .922 OPS since the All-Star break with Indianapolis, although based on his time in the majors this year, it doesn’t seem that will translate over to the big leagues.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, Richmond 7

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, C – 2-for-4, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, 2B – 2-for-4, HR

Drew Maggi, SS-3B – 2-for-5, 2B

Keon Broxton, CF – 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Game Notes: Ramon Cabrera hit his sixth homer of the year at the Double-A level, and his first since returning to the Pirates. Dan Gamache hit his fifth homer of the year. Keon Broxton stole two bases, giving him 23 on the season. He’s also got an .836 OPS this year, and a 1.023 OPS in the month of August. Joely Rodriguez made his second start since returning to the rotation after spending some time in the bullpen. Neither start has gone well, with Rodriguez combining for seven earned runs in 9.1 innings, along with a 6:5 K/BB ratio.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 8, Fort Myers 1

Starting Pitcher: Felipe Gonzalez, RHP – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B

Other Notable Performers:

Tyler Sample, RHP – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Jhondaniel Medina, RHP – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Walker Gourley, RF – 2-for-5, SB

Jose Osuna, DH – 2-for-4, BB

Jordan Steranka, 1B – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Eric Wood hit his 27th double of the year, and his sixth triple. The third baseman has a .742 OPS this season, although he’s got an .843 OPS in 208 at-bats in the second half. Tyler Sample had a great outing tonight, throwing four perfect innings, and striking out nine in the process. That helped lead Bradenton to a win, which put them in a tie for first place. Jhondaniel Medina threw two shutout innings. The last time he gave up an earned run was on April 30th. Medina has an 0.72 ERA in 50 innings this year, with a 47:29 K/BB ratio.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: Lexington 4, West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Erich Weiss, 2B – 1-for-3, 3B, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Maximo Rivera, RF – 1-for-1, 2B, 2 BB

Game Notes: Erich Weiss hit his fourth triple of the year, and stole his 21st base. He was also thrown out for the 12th time, which isn’t an efficient rate. Wyatt Mathisen picked up a walk and a hit, extending his hitting streak to six games. Dovydas Neverauskas struggled with his control tonight, walking five batters. It was the third time in his last seven starts that he walked four or more batters in a game.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: Mahoning Valley 8, Jamestown 7

Starting Pitcher: Alex McRae, RHP – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Erik Forgione, 2B – 3-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Suchy, RF – 2-for-5, 3B

Tyler Filliben, SS – 2-for-4, 2B

Chase Simpson, 3B – 1-for-5

Game Notes: Chase Simpson extended his hitting streak to ten games. Michael Suchy hit his sixth triple of the year. Alex McRae has been struggling lately, giving up an 8.75 ERA in 23.2 innings during the month of August, with a 14:8 K/BB ratio. That’s a big drop from his 3.35 ERA in 40.1 innings coming into the month.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Bristol 11, Danville 1

Starting Pitcher: Billy Roth, RHP – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Trae Arbet, SS – 2-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Enyel Vallejo, CF – 2-for-4, 3B

Game Notes: Billy Roth has struggled a lot this year, but is finishing strong. He has given up one earned run in eight innings over his last two starts, with an 8:5 K/BB ratio and five hits allowed. Roth has a 6.00 ERA in 45 innings this season, while dealing with control issues that have led to 33 walks. Trae Arbet hit his first professional home run. After an OPS of .443 in June and .510 in July, he has an improved .706 OPS in August. Enyel Vallejo hit his fourth triple of the year for Bristol, and his fifth on the season.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Phillies 3, Pirates 0

Starting Pitcher: Nick Hutchings, RHP – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Henrry Rosario, CF – 2-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Nelson Jorge, 2B – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: In the past when I’ve seen Nick Hutchings, he has worked in the mid-to-upper 80s. Today he had a slightly higher velocity, topping out at 91, and even hitting that in the fifth inning. However, he was also as low as 84, so the velocity range is still low. Julio De La Cruz was signed for $700,000 as a third baseman in 2012. Every time I’ve seen him this year, he has looked poor at third base. Whether it was Spring Training, extended Spring Training, or the GCL, he has always made one poor play that a third baseman should have no problems with. I don’t see him sticking at third base, and wouldn’t be surprised if he makes the switch to first base next year.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates week 12 recap here. We will have a season recap on Thursday.

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Prospect Watch: Big Days For Tito Polo, Chase Simpson, and Reese McGuire http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-big-days-for-tito-polo-chase-simpson-and-reese-mcguire.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-big-days-for-tito-polo-chase-simpson-and-reese-mcguire.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:07:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=87049 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. 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 - 1-for-3, BB

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 4-for-5

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates - 1-for-4, SB

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - Disabled List (8/20 Update)

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - 2-for-4

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 - 1-for-3, 2B

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates - 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Montana DuRapau, RHP – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, RF – 3-for-4, 3B, HR, BB, 5 RBI

Home Runs: Chase Simpson (7), Tito Polo (3), Nathan Tomaszewski (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Louisville 2

Starting Pitcher: A.J. Morris, RHP – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Martinez, 2B – 3-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Brent Morel, 3B – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Andrew Lambo, 1B – 2-for-4

Game Notes: A.J. Morris was roughed up a bit by a tough inning for the second straight outing since coming off the DL with Indianapolis, as he allowed a pair of runs on four hits and a pair of walks. Last start, Morris allowed three runs in the second and third inning each. Morris was only able to go four innings in the start.

Bobby LaFromboise struck out one in a perfect fifth inning in relief of Morris. Andy Oliver worked two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and three walks, while striking out four. Josh Wall struck out two in a pair of perfect innings for the save.

In his first game back in Triple-A, Gregory Polanco was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. He missed a three-run home run by inches, as it sliced just foul. Andrew Lambo added a pair of hits. Since missing three games in a row, Lambo is 8-for-21 with three home runs in five games. – Ryan Palencer

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 3, Richmond 2

Starting Pitcher: Tom Harlan, LHP – 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Keon Broxton, CF – 2-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B

Willy Garcia, RF – 1-for-3, BB

Stolmy Pimentel, RHP – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel made another rehab appearance, throwing for the second night in a row. Usually that’s one of the final things a reliever will do before he’s done with his rehab assignment. However, with the deadline to expand rosters getting close, the Pirates could opt to keep Pimentel down in the minors on rehab assignment until September 1st. If they did bring him back, they could just option Brandon Cumpton down for a few days and bring him back up on September 2nd when the Indianapolis season ends. Willy Garcia helped Pimentel out tonight with an outfield assist, his 19th of the year. That sets a franchise record. Garcia also extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Keon Broxton continued his hot streak with two more hits, giving him his fifth multi-hit game in his last eight games. Stetson Allie hit his 16th double of the season.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 7, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP – 4.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B – 2-for-3, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Jacob Stallings, C – 2-for-4, 2B, SB

Adam Frazier, SS – 2-for-5, 2B

Game Notes: The Marauders remain a game out of first place with tonight’s loss. They have a week remaining in the season to make up that ground and make the post season. Chad Kuhl and Ryan Hafner had rough nights, with Kuhl giving up four runs and Hafner giving up three in 2.1 innings. Eric Wood hit two doubles, giving him 26 on the year. Adam Frazier hit his 21st double of the year.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 8, Lexington 2

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, C – 4-for-5

Other Notable Performers:

Erich Weiss, 2B – 3-for-5

Wyatt Mathisen, 3B – 2-for-5, SB

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Reese McGuire had a big day at the plate, extending his hitting streak to six games with a four hit game. Erich Weiss lost his seven game hitting streak yesterday, but got back on track today with three hits. Wyatt Mathisen had his fifth multi-hit game in his last eight games. Austin Meadows extended his hitting streak to six games. Cody Dickson set a career high in strikeouts with eight. He has been on fire the last two months, with a 2.42 ERA in 52 innings, with a 46:23 K/BB ratio. This month he has a 29:11 K/BB ratio in 27.2 innings.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 4, Auburn 1

Starting Pitcher: Montana DuRapau, RHP – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase Simpson, 3B - 3-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Jordan Luplow, LF – 2-for-4, 2B

Tyler Filliben, SS – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Chase Simpson continued his recent hot streak, extending his hitting streak to nine games. As I joked yesterday, he has been on fire during the Simpsons Marathon, now hitting 13-for-24 in that span, with two homers and four doubles. The home run tonight was the seventh of the season for Simpson. From a prospect standpoint, the hitting is good to see, but doesn’t guarantee future success. Simpson has an .868 OPS in 166 at-bats, but was a college senior, so success at this level should be expected. He does have an interesting background, as he didn’t get much playing time while he was in college, due to multiple transfers between schools. He was described as having power from both sides of the plate, although that power didn’t show up in college. It’s probably too early to say that this is the power finally showing up. What we’re seeing now is just a good sign that might get Simpson a chance at High-A next season.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Bristol 6, Elizabethton 5

Starting Pitcher: Marek Minarik, RHP – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Harvey, C – 3-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Enyel Vallejo, CF – 2-for-4, 2B

Nick Buckner, DH – 2-for-4

Nathan Tomaszewski, 1B – 1-for-4, HR

Game Notes: Nathan Tomaszewski hit his first home run of the year for Bristol. Enyel Vallejo hit his 12th double of the year. He had been struggling this month, with a .483 OPS prior to tonight’s game. Chris Harvey picked up three hits, extending his hitting streak to seven games. He has five multi-hit games during that span. Harvey had a .796 OPS prior to this game.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Blue Jays 3

Starting Pitcher: Gage Hinsz, RHP – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, RF – 3-for-4, 3B, HR, BB, 5 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Cole Tucker, SS – 1-for-4, SB

Carlos Munoz, 1B – 1-for-3, 2 BB

Sam Kennelly, 2B – 3-for-5, 2B

Hayden Hurst, DH – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Gage Hinsz made his third pro appearance, and the best appearance yet. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks in four innings, with five strikeouts. Hinsz had thrown four innings in his previous two outings, and combined for two walks and two strikeouts in those appearances. This will be the final outing of the year, with the season ending this week. Tito Polo had a career day, just needing a double for the cycle. He did hit his third homer of the year, and now has a .299/.382/.487 line in 154 at-bats. Cole Tucker stole his 12th base of the year, and reached base safely in his 9th straight game. Carlos Munoz walked twice, giving him a 15:27 K/BB ratio on the season. He has reached base safely for 13 straight games.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates week 12 recap here. We will have a season recap on Thursday.

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Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Again; The Chase Simpson Marathon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-lambo-homers-again-the-chase-simpson-marathon.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-lambo-homers-again-the-chase-simpson-marathon.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:14:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=86967 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. 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 - DNP

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - DNP

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates - 2-for-4, 3B, BB

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - 2.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - Disabled List (8/20 Update)

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - 1-for-5, HR

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona - DNP

16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, GCL Pirates - 1-for-3, BB

17. Trey Supak, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

18. Buddy Borden, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona - 0-for-1, 3 BB

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Chase Simpson, 3B – 4-for-6, 2 2B, HR, BB

Home Runs: Tony Sanchez (11), Andrew Lambo (10), Chase Simpson (6), Michael Suchy (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Columbus 11, Indianapolis 9

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP – 2.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, DH – 3-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, RF – 1-for-5, HR

Jaff Decker, LF – 2-for-5, 2B

Brent Morel, 3B – 2-for-4, BB

Robert Andino, SS – 3-for-5, 2 2B

Game Notes: Tony Sanchez hit his 11th homer of the year. Andrew Lambo hit his tenth homer of the year, and his fifth in his last five games. Adrian Sampson made his third start for Indianapolis. This outing went a lot like the first outing, with Sampsongiving up five runs in 2.2 innings. He gave up five runs in 3.2 innings in his first start. The middle outing was much better, with Sampson giving up two runs in seven innings. Indianapolis carried a lead into the ninth inning, but Ernesto Frieri blew the save in the ninth.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Richmond 5, Altoona 4

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF – 2-for-2, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Angel Sanchez, RHP – 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Keon Broxton, CF – 2-for-5, SB

Ramon Cabrera, C – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel made his third rehab appearance for Altoona. The last outing didn’t go well, with three runs on a hit and three walks, with Pimentel getting just one out. Keon Broxton picked up two hits and stole his 21st base of the year. He was just named the Eastern League player of the week after going 9-for-21 last week with a double, triple, and three homers. Alen Hanson was placed on the disabled list today.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 3, Fort Myers 2

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Max Moroff, 2B – 2-for-2, 2B, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Raul Fortunato, CF – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Jose Osuna, DH – 2-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Max Moroff hit his 29th double of the year. Jose Osuna continued his hot streak, with an .862 OPS during the month of August. Jason Creasy had been struggling lately, giving up 16 earned runs in 24.2 innings during the month of August, prior to this start. He had a much better start tonight, giving up two runs in six innings, with a walk and seven strikeouts.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

West Virginia was off today.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Game One Box Score

Result: Auburn 5, Jamestown 4

Starting Pitcher: Frank Duncan, RHP – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase Simpson, 3B – 3-for-3, 2B, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Suchy, DH – 1-for-4, HR

Trace Tam Sing, SS – 2-for-4, SB

Game Notes: Chase Simpson hit his sixth homer of the year, while also adding his 11th double. He is 10-for-20 with four doubles and a homer, along with a six game hitting streak since the Simpsons Marathon started. His hit streak actually extends to eight games. Simpson has a .270/.366/.465 line in 159 at-bats this season. Michael Suchy hit his first pro home run.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Auburn 2, Jamestown 1

Starting Pitcher: Nick Neumann, RHP – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carl Anderson, CF – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Chase Simpson, DH – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Simpson extended the hitting streak to six in this game. He also has a double in four straight games.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Bristol 4, Elizabethton 2

Starting Pitcher: Junior Lopez, RHP – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Salazar, 3B – 2-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Carlos Ozuna, 2B – 2-for-4, 2B

Candon Myles, LF – 1-for-2, BB, SB

Jon Sandfort, RHP – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Coming into the year, Jon Sandfort looked like one of the more promising right-handers in the lower levels, with a nice curveball, a changeup that he was getting comfortable with, and a fastball that sat low-90s and has touched mid-90s in the past.  He has struggled this year, giving up over a run per inning, getting demoted to the bullpen, and even carrying his issues to relief. He’s still got a lot of upside, but he’s going to need to do some work to get another opportunity as a starter, especially with all of the other pitching options that will be moving up from short-season ball.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Blue Jays 4, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Gerardo Navarro, LHP – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Cole Tucker, SS – 2-for-4, 3B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Neil Kozikowski, RHP – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Henrry Rosario, DH – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

Tito Polo, RF – 2-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Cole Tucker hit his second triple of the season. He’s hitting well this month, with a .278/.337/.418 line in 79 at-bats. It’s not the best line, but it’s good for a kid who just turned 18 in the most pitcher friendly league in the minors. Henrry Rosario has been a surprise this year, and continued doing well, with today’s two-hit game giving him a ten game hitting streak. He doesn’t project as a prospect going forward due to his small size and lack of projectable power going forward.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates week 12 recap here. We will have a season recap later this week.

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Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Hits Fourth Homer in Last Four Days http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-andrew-lambo-hits-fourth-homer-in-last-four-days.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-andrew-lambo-hits-fourth-homer-in-last-four-days.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:46:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=86907 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. 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 - 1-for-3, 2B

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - DNP

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates - DNP

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - Disabled List (8/20 Update)

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - 1-for-4, HR

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  - 5.1 IP – 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona - 0-for-4

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

 

2014FrontCover 2014 PROSPECT GUIDE SALE!

The 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale in the Pirates Prospects store. The paperback version has dropped to $14.99 plus shipping. We currently only have one case of books remaining, and the offer is only valid while the books are in stock. There is also an eBook version available for $9.99. The 2013 Prospect Guide is on clearance for $1.

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Buddy Borden, RHP – 5.1 IP – 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C – 3-for-5, HR

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (9), Jacob Stallings (3)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Columbus 4, Indianapolis 3

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter:  Andrew Lambo, RF – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Brent Morel, 3B – 2-for-4

Chris McGuiness, 1B – 2-for-4, 3B

Jaff Decker, LF – 2-for-3, BB

John Holdzkom, RHP – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo has been on fire lately. Tonight he hit his fourth homer in his last four games, giving him nine on the year. Lambo had an .877 OPS in the month of August prior to this game. Nick Kingham gave up one run through four innings of work, then allowed two more in the fifth inning. He has a 3.28 ERA in 82.1 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 62:23 K/BB ratio. John Holdzkom pitched a shutout inning, and now has a 2.41 ERA in 18.2 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 24:7 K/BB ratio.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: New Britain 12, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Jhonathan Ramos, LHP – 1.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Keon Broxton, CF – 1-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Willy Garcia, RF – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Altoona had a rough night all around. The offense combined for four hits and two walks, with four of the six walks and hits coming from Keon Broxton and Willy Garcia. On the pitching side, Jhonathan Ramos gave up five runs in 1.1 innings of work. Nate Baker gave up three runs, with one earned. Kenn Kasparek gave up four runs in two innings. Altoona had to use a position player to finish out the game, with Andy Vasquez throwing a perfect inning in relief.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result: Palm Beach 12, Bradenton 11

Starting Pitcher: Shane Carle, RHP – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C – 3-for-5, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, 1B – 4-for-5, 3B, BB

Walker Gourley, RF – 3-for-5, 2B, BB

Max Moroff, 2B – 2-for-4, SB

Game Notes: Bradenton had a back and forth game with Palm Beach. After tying the score in the top of the seventh inning, they gave up five runs in the bottom half of the frame. In the ninth inning, Jacob Stallings hit a grand slam, his third homer of the year, to give the Marauders an 11-10 lead. However, Josh Smith blew the lead with a run in the bottom of the ninth, then gave up the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning. Jose Osuna had a big day at the plate, reaching base in five out of six plate appearances, with four hits and his third triple of the year. Max Moroff stole his 20th base of the year.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result: Kannapolis 7, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Buddy Borden, RHP – 5.1 IP – 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Edwin Espinal, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: For his fifth straight start, Buddy Borden went at least five innings, giving up one or fewer earned runs in the process. Over his last ten starts he has a 2.00 ERA in 54 innings, with a 63:15 K/BB ratio. Austin Meadows hit his 11th double of the year. He’s got a five game hitting streak, and now has his OPS up to .960 during the month of August. Edwin Espinal hit his 24th double of the year.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 5, State College 2

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Eppler, RHP – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Luplow, DH – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Carl Anderson, LF – 2-for-4

Chase Simpson, 3B – 2-for-4, 2B

Tyler Filliben, SS – 2-for-2, BB

Game Notes: Tyler Eppler has been fantastic in his pro debut, especially over the last few starts. The tall right-hander has a 2.59 ERA in 62.2 innings this season, with a 44:11 K/BB ratio. In the month of August he has an 0.39 ERA in 23 innings, giving up his first run of the month in the fifth inning today. He also has an 18:3 K/BB ratio in that span. Eppler is a good candidate to skip over low-A ball and go right to Bradenton next year. Jordan Luplow added his tenth double of the year, and now has an .800 OPS in 187 at-bats with Jamestown.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Game One Box Score

Result: Elizabethton 10, Bristol 4

Starting Pitcher: Omar Basulto, LHP – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jerrick Suiter, 1B – 3-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Nick Buckner, RF – 2-for-4, 2B

Carlos Ozuna, 2B – 2-for-2, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Jerrick Suiter reached base safely three times for the third straight game. This was the second time during that span that he had three hits. Yesterday he walked three times. Suiter snapped that streak in game two. Nick Buckner remained on a hot streak, hitting his 14th double of the year. He’s got an OPS over .800 in the month of August.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Elizabethton 1, Bristol 0

Starting Pitcher: John Sever, LHP – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Enyel Vallejo, CF – 2-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Chris Harvey, C – 2-for-3

Game Notes: John Sever had a strong outing in game two, but didn’t get any help from his offense. Sever gave up a run on two hits and two walks in five innings, with six strikeouts. He’s done a great job with the strikeouts this year, with 57 in 36.2 innings, including 13 in 10 innings since moving to the rotation. His walk rate has gone up since becoming a starter, with eight walks in ten innings, after six walks in 26.2 innings prior to the switch.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL Pirates were off today.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates week 12 recap here. We will have a season recap later this week.

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Prospect Watch: Sadler and Garcia Pitch Great, Glasnow Off His Game http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-sadler-and-garcia-pitch-great-glasnow-off-his-game.html http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/08/prospect-watch-sadler-and-garcia-pitch-great-glasnow-off-his-game.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:30:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=86838 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. 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 - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

2. Austin Meadows, CF, West Virginia - 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - 1-for-4, SB

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona - DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona - Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia - Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – 0-for-4, RBI, BB

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia - 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates - 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - Disabled List (8/20 Update)

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis - 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona - DNP

16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, GCL Pirates - 1-for-3, RBI, BB

17. Trey Supak, RHP, GCL Pirates - DNP

18. Buddy Borden, RHP, West Virginia  - DNP

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona - 0-for-4

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jin-De Jhang, C – 2-for-2, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Jose Osuna (10), Andrew Lambo (8)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result:  Indianapolis 9, Columbus 2

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter:  Andrew Lambo, RF – 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Clint Barmes, SS – 2-for-4, BB

Tony Sanchez, C – 1-for-4, BB

Jose Tabata, DH – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Casey Sadler had his best game in almost two months, allowing one run over seven innings, with no walks and seven strikeouts. Prior to this outing, he had a 2.41 ERA before the All-Star break and 4.96 ERA since the break. Andrew Lambo gave the team an early lead with a two-run homer in the first inning, his eighth home run for Indianapolis this year. Jose Tabata scored three runs and Brent Morel drove in three runs. Tony Sanchez was back behind the plate, one day after playing his first game at first base. Clint Barmes continued his rehab, collecting two hits, walking once and scoring two runs.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: New Britain 6, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Ramon Cabrera, C – 1-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Keon Broxton, CF – 0-for-2, SB

Willy Garcia, RF – 1-for-4, SB

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel made his second rehab appearance and it didn’t go well. He retired just one of the six batters he faced, giving up three runs(one earned) on one hit and three walks. He threw 25 pitches, 11 went for strikes. Alen Hanson suffered a charley horse yesterday trying to beat out a ground ball to shortstop. He didn’t play on Saturday. Keon Broxton drew two walks and stole his 20th base of the season. The Curve struck out 13 times in the game. With nine games left, they are 112 strikeouts short of the Eastern League record.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Box Score

Result:  Bradenton 8, Palm Beach 5

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jin-De Jhang, C – 2-for-2, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, 1B – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Adam Frazier, SS – 3-for-4

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow has really been dominating all season, coming into this game with the FSL lead in ERA and a 1.25 ERA in his last ten starts. He was off his game on Saturday, though he still pitched well enough to help the Marauders pick up a crucial win for their playoff hopes. Glasnow allowed four earned runs, tying his season-high set against Palm Beach on July 5th. Jin-De Jhang had a big game at the plate, driving in three runs on two hits and a sacrifice fly. Jose Osuna hit his tenth homer of the season. Adam Frazier had three hits and scored two runs. Walkey Gourley had two RBIs.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

Box Score

Result:  West Virginia 5, Kannapolis 4

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Erich Weiss, 2B – 1-for-4, 2B

Wyatt Mathisen, 3B – 2-for-4, RBI

Reese McGuire, C – 1-for-4, SB

Game Notes: Luis Heredia has been pitching well at home this year, but two homers on Saturday kept him from having another strong outing. He actually has some strong points to his game. In six innings, he had four strikeouts, no walks and a 10:3 GO/AO ratio. Austin Meadows drove in two runs and collected his tenth double. Erich Weiss had his 21st double. Reese McGuire stole his seventh base. Wyatt Mathisen had two hits and his 40th RBI. He is batting .378 in his last ten games.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Box Score

Result: State College 7, Jamestown 3

Starting Pitcher: Austin Coley, RHP – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Francisco Aponte, 3B – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Elvis Escobar, CF – 1-for-4, BB

Chase Simpson, DH – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Jamestown went down early with starter Austin Coley lasting just one inning and giving up two runs. Reliever Jose Regalado followed him and gave up five runs in his three innings of work. They actually got a nice relief effort from Jerry Mulderig, who threw three scoreless innings, but an early 7-0 deficit was too much to overcome. Elvis Escobar had a single and walk in five plate appearances. He is hitting .321 in 30 games with Jamestown after batting .210 in 55 games with West Virginia this year.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Bristol 9. Burlington 4

Starting Pitcher: Hector Garcia, RHP – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Nick Buckner, RF – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jerrick Suiter, 1B – 0-for-2, 3 BB

Jose Salazar, 3B – 3-for-5, RBI

Game Notes: Bristol bats broke out late and picked up a 9-4 victory over Burlington. On Saturday morning, I mentioned 18-year-old lefty starter Hector Garcia as a sleeper prospect. He went out and threw one-hit ball over five innings, picking up six strikeouts. In 12 starts, he has a 3.60 ERA, with 46 strikeouts in 45 innings. Nick Buckner had two hits, including his 13th double and he drove in three runs. Jerrick Suiter walked three times and scored twice. He has 41 walks in 49 games.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 6, Yankees1 4

Starting Pitcher: Mitch Keller, RHP – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alexis Bastardo, RF – 2-for-3, RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Tito Polo, DH – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 SB

Cole Tucker, SS – 0-for-4, RBI, BB

Michael de la Cruz, CF – 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Game Notes: Mitch Keller had some control problems today, giving up four walks in 3.2 innings. Keller was wild at times, and very efficient at times, getting two quick outs on two pitches in the third, then issuing a walk and showing control issues again to the next batter. He didn’t have the best fielding behind him, leading to a few of the runs and hits on the day. Keller was 87-95 MPH today with his fastball, mixing in a low-to-mid 70s curve and a low 80s changeup. Tito Polo had two hits today, including a hard hit double that he ripped down the third base line. He also stole two bases. – Tim Williams

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

The Pirates had both games of a doubleheader rained out on Saturday. The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates week 11 recap here.

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