Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/11

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) – Next Probable Start: 7/8

3. Starling Marte, CF (.323) – 0-for-5, 2 R

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.249) – 1-for-3, RBI

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) – DNP

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-6, 3.14) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 4.01) – Next Probable Start: 7/7

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

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: x

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.263) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Gorkys Herandez (1), Matt Curry (3), Jarek Cunningham (15)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (43-42)

Hernandez hit his first homer of the year tonight.

Box Score

Result: Toledo 7, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Brian Burres, LHP (3-8, 4.19) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gorkys Hernandez, CF (.299) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Corey Wimberly, DH (.230) – 1-for-4, 2B, 2 SB

Game Notes: Matt Hague went 0-for-4.  It was the first time he went without a hit in his last nine games.  He was 17-for-35 in that span, with today’s game included.  Gorkys Hernandez hit his first homer of the year, and is off to a good start in July, after hitting for a .337/.367/.481 line in 104 at-bats in June.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE (36-45)

Curry hit his third homer at the AA level.

Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, Trenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Kyle McPherson, RHP (2-2, 3.04) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.263) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Brock Holt, SS (.286) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Andrew Lambo, RF (.233) – 3-for-5, 3 RBI

Game Notes: Matt Curry led a big four run fifth inning with a three run homer, his third homer at the AA level.  Andrew Lambo had a two RBI single in the eighth.  Kyle McPherson now has allowed nine runs in 26.2 innings at the AA level, with a 26:9 K/BB ratio.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS (37-44 Overall, 7-4 2nd Half)

Cunningham now has 15 homers on the year.

Box Score

Result: St. Lucie 8, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Brett Lorin, RHP (3-5, 2.90) – 3.0 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.267) – 1-for-2, BB, HR

Other Notable Performers

Evan Chambers, CF (.212) – 1-for-2, 2B

Game Notes: Cunningham hit his 15th homer of the year, and third in his last five games.  Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a throwing error.  The game was delayed for an hour and 44 minutes, then called after five and a half innings.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER (40-39 Overall, 5-6 2nd Half)

White went 2-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Greensboro 10, West Virginia 2

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (5-6, 3.14) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Cole White, DH (.326) – 2-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Jason Townsend, RHP (2.15) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Cain struggled this time around, capped off by a two run homer in the fourth.  West Virginia gave up 10 stolen bases in 10 attempts, all off of Colton Cain and Kevin Decker.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (5-12)

Lewis is 5-for-9 with four triples and two steals in July.

Box Score

Result: Auburn 10, State College 4

Starting Pitcher: Josh Poytress, LHP (0-2, 11.25) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Taylor Lewis, CF (.191) – 2-for-4, 2 3B, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Kirk Singer, SS (.236) – 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Joan Montero, RHP (3.38) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Taylor Lewis is 8-for-22 in his last seven games, with four triples in his last three games, and three stolen bases in his last seven.

RK: GCL PIRATES (7-5)

The GCL Pirates were off today

RK: DSL Pirates (17-10)

The DSL Pirates were postponed today.

RK: VSL Pirates (25-16)

The VSL Pirates were off today.

Prospect Watch

  • I hope everyone has a great Independence Day. Thank a military person today. Got two Marines in the family.

    Love the Top 10 list, even IF some of it is depressing. lol

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