CHARLESTON — One hour to first pitch …
Game: West Virginia Power vs Hagerstown Suns, 1:05 p.m.
Site: Appalachian Power Park.
Pitching: RHP Brett Lorin vs. LHP Sammy Solis.
Weather: 70 degrees.
Game Updates: My Twitter Feed
West Virginia Power:
7. Andy Vasquez, 3B
9. Elevys Gonzalez, SS
1. Eury Perez, CF
2. Rick Hague, SS
3. J.P. Ramirez, LF
4. Sandy Leon, DH
5. Justin Cuevas, 3B
6. Mills Rogers, 2B
7. Michael Taylor, 1B
8. Adrian Nieto, C
9. Randolph Oduber, RF
Almost feels like there isn’t a game today. Gates don’t open until 12:30, and not a single player on the field.
UPDATE 12:30 PM: Some information on the Hagerstown (Washington Nationals) players:
-Eury Perez was the #11 prospect in the Washington system heading in to the season, and the number two center field prospect behind Justin Maxwell. Perez hit for a .381/.443/.503 line in 181 at-bats in the GCL last year.
-Adrian Nieto (25) and J.P. Ramirez (29) also rated in the top 30 Washington prospects prior to the 2010 season.
-Sammy Solis was drafted in the 2nd round of this year’s draft. Eventually he’ll be known as “the guy who was drafted right before Stetson Allie”. So far he has only made one appearance, pitching two perfect innings with one strikeout.
UPDATE 1:05 PM: Game is starting. I’ve got the writing press box all to myself today. Game updates via Twitter.+ posts
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.