TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-1, 2.96) – Next Probable Start: 7/4

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 2.70) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

3. Starling Marte, CF (.328) – 1-for-5

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.248) – 1-for-4

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 6.00) – Next Probable Start: 7/6

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (6-5, 5.22) – Next Probable Start: 7/6

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.94) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-5, 3.04) – Next Probable Start: 7/3

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 4.01) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

10. Jeff Locke, LHP (5-7, 4.20) – Next Probable Start: 7/4

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Zac Fuesser, LHP (2.09) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Grovatt, RF (.283) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Brian Friday (3), Dan Grovatt (3), Brian Sharp (1), Chris Lashmet (1)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (43-41)

Wilson allowed three runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Toledo 3

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson, LHP (4.01) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.336) – 2-for-4, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers

Brian Friday, 2B-3B (.244) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Michael Crotta, RHP (4.50) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Hague has recorded multiple hits in each of his last seven games.  He’s 18-for-26 in that stretch.  Tonight’s game was the first game in that stretch that he didn’t record a double.  Indianapolis won in 12 innings, thanks to a two out RBI double by John Bowker.  Steven Jackson, Jared Hughes, and Justin Thomas combined for five shutout innings.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE (35-45)

Curry went 2-for-3.

Box Score

Result: Trenton 4, Altoona 3

Starting Pitcher: Michael Colla, RHP (3.24) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.257) – 2-for-3, 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Bryan Morris, RHP (3.94) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Josh Rodriguez, 2B (.381) – 2-for-4, R

Game Notes: John Dreker was at the game, and has a live recap of the events here.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS (37-43 Overall, 7-3 2nd Half)

Miller returned from the disabled list tonight.

Box Score

Result: St. Lucie 4, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Quinton Miller, RHP (5-7, 6.56) – 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Kelson Brown, SS-LF (.252) – 2-for-2, RBI

Game Notes: The game was called early after five and a half innings.  Miller was making his first start since coming off the high-A disabled list.  Adalberto Santos stole two bases, giving him 13 on the year.  Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 in a rehab appearance.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER (40-38 Overall, 5-5 2nd Half)

Grovatt homered for the second time this week.

Box Score

Result: Greensboro 10, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Zac Fuesser, LHP (2.09) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Grovatt, RF (.283) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Justin Howard, 1B (.259) – 2-for-2, 2B

Rogelios Noris, LF (.222) – 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Brooks Pounders, RHP (5-3, 4.86) – 2.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HR

Game Notes: Grovatt hit his third homer of the year, and second of the week.  Pounders was hit hard, although that might have been due to the fact that he was supposed to pitch yesterday, and actually went through the full warm up process, before being ruled ineligible.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (5-11)

Lewis had a triple and three RBIs.

Box Score

Result: State College 8, Auburn 6

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (5.29) – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Taylor Lewis, CF (.163) – 2-for-3, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers

Carlos Mesa, RF (.239) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, SB

Mike Jefferson, LHP (1-1, 16.20) – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Brian Sharp and Chris Lashmet each hit solo homers.  State College stole seven bases tonight in seven attempts.

RK: GCL PIRATES (7-5)

Castro pitched six shutout innings.

Game One Box Score

Result: Pirates 1, Blue Jays 0

Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (1-0, 1.20) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, DH (.333) – 2-for-2

Other Notable Performers

Jodaneli Carvajal, 2B (.172) – 1-for-3, SB

Game Notes: Castro has increased an inning in each start, going from four in his first start, to five last time, to six this time.  He’s allowed two runs in 15 innings this year, with a 14:2 K/BB ratio.

Heredia pitched three shutout innings.

Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Blue Jays 2

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (2.70) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, 1B (.400) – 3-for-3, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Gregory Polanco, DH (.207) – 2-for-3, RBI

David Jagoditsh, RHP (1-0, 1.93) – 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Osuna went 5-for-5 combined in the double header today.  Heredia had a great outing, after being cut short last time around.  He’s allowed just one hit so far in 6.2 innings.  David Jagoditsh got his first pro win.

RK: DSL Pirates (17-10)

The DSL Pirates were off today.

RK: VSL Pirates (25-16)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Tigers 2

Starting Pitcher: Roberto Espinoza, RHP (3-2, 4.47) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 3B (.305) – 2-for-3, BB, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Herrera struggled in June, with a .259 average and a .755 OPS, although he’s been hot lately, with a .313/.421/.469 line in his last ten games.

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