Prospect Watch: Navarro Extends Hitting Streak To Nine, Cabrera Homers


A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (4-1, 2.53) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-5, 3.71) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

3. Mark Appel, RHP (No Stats) – Unsigned

4. Starling Marte, CF (.257) – 1-for-6

5. Alen Hanson, SS (.321) – 0-for-5, BB, SB

6. Josh Bell, RF (.274) – Low-A DL

7. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training

8. Rudy Owens, LHP (4-2, 2.35) – DNP

9. Jeff Locke, LHP (4-3, 3.27) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

10. Robbie Grossman, CF (.217) – DNP

11. Gregory Polanco, CF (.304) – 0-for-6, 3 K

12. Kyle McPherson, RHP (No Stats) – AAA DL

13. Nick Kingham, RHP (1-4, 5.51) – DNP

14. Justin Wilson, LHP (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

15. Tony Sanchez, C (.231) – 1-for-6

16. Bryan Morris, RHP (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

17. Mel Rojas, CF (.283) – 1-for-3

18. Wyatt Mathisen, C (.000) – Unsigned

19. Barrett Barnes, CF (.000) – Unsigned

20. Alex Dickerson, 1B (.289) – 1-for-6



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Top Pitcher: Jeff Locke, LHP (3.27) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Yamaico Navarro, 3B (.343) – 3-for-5, HR, BB, SB

Home Runs: Yamaico Navarro (1), Ramon Cabrera (2)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 8, Pawtucket 6

Starting Pitcher: Jeff Locke, LHP (3.27) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Yamaico Navarro, 3B (.343) – 3-for-5, HR, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.224) – 2-for-5, SB

Daniel Moskos, LHP (4.15) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: This was Locke’s shortest outing since April 12th, with eight starts in between. It was also only the second time this year that the left-hander has walked more than two batters, spanning 11 starts. He has a 60:14 K/BB ratio in 66 innings this year. Daniel Moskos made his first appearance in over a month after missing time with a shoulder injury. Since being sent to Triple-A, Yamaico Navarro has hit in all nine games, going 12-for-35 with a double, triple, and homer. Chase d’Arnaud stole his 13th base of the year, and has six in his last ten games.



Box Score

Result: Akron 8, Altoona 7

Starting Pitcher: Nathan Baker, LHP (5.18) – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, DH (.242) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers

Miles Durham, CF (.284) – 4-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB

Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.215) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, BB

Brock Holt, SS (.306) – 2-for-5, 2B

Jeff Inman, RHP (0-1, 5.59) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nathan Baker had much better control in this game, walking one after previously allowing ten walks in 7.2 innings over his last two starts. Brock Holt had two hits for his third straight game. Ramon Cabrera hit his second homer of the year. Jarek Cunningham now has nine doubles in 107 at-bats.



Game One Box Score

Result: Daytona 3, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (5.45) – 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Benji Gonzalez, 3B (.293) – 1-for-2, 3B

Other Notable Performers

Casey Sadler, RHP (0-3, 3.95) – 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Colton Cain was making his first start in a month after missing time with a groin injury. Cain allowed both runs in the first inning, then was removed in the second with two outs after giving up a walk and a stolen base. Casey Sadler now has a 3.95 ERA in 43.1 innings, with a 34:7 K/BB ratio.


Game Two Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Daytona 3

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (3.71) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.295) – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Jason Townsend, RHP (2-2, 2.32) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Taillon gave up a run in the second, then gave up two more in the fifth on four hits. On the season he has a 3.71 ERA in 63 innings, with a 58:16 K/BB ratio. Jason Townsend now has a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings, with a 19:14 K/BB ratio. Prior to this outing, Townsend had a 0.86 ERA in 21 innings in his previous ten appearances.



Box Score

Result: Asheville 7, West Virginia 6

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (5.60) – 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, LF (.267) – 3-for-5, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Jose Osuna, 1B (.275) – 2-for-5, 2B

Dan Gamache, 2B (.265) – 2-for-5, 3B

Kirk Singer, 3B (.260) – 3-for-6, SB

Ryan Hafner, RHP (6.44)  4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Ryan Hafner pitched out of the bullpen, but saw his control issues continue. The right-hander now has a 17:34 K/BB ratio in 36.1 innings this year. Willy Garcia is hitting for a .361/.410/.500 line in 36 at-bats over his last ten games. Alen Hanson went 0-for-5, but stole his 16th base of the year. Jose Osuna hit his 18th double of the season.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 13, Yankees 12

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Grullon, RHP (0.00) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, DH (.450) – 2-for-4, 3B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Carlos Ozuna, SS (.450) – 3-for-3, 2 BB

Game Notes: Grullon has now thrown ten shutout innings in two starts, giving up two walks and two hits.



Box Score

Result: Yankees 2, Pirates 0

Starting Pitcher: Luis Santos, RHP (0-2, 4.50) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Angelo Del Castillo, RF-CF (.357) – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Del Castillo had one of two hits for the Pirates.



AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 35-26

AA: Altoona Curve – 28-31

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 26-36

A: West Virginia Power – 19-42

RK: DSL Pirates1 – 4-2

RK: DSL Pirates2 – 3-3

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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none of the boxscores appear to be linking correctly aa down

Lee Young

Why is Cabrera DHing? He seems to do that a lot. Is he not that good defensively?

When is Taillon going to start pitching well? That’s 5 starts in a row.

*********FREE ADRIAN GRULLON!!!!!!!************ lol

Lee Young

Nathan Baker is a poor man’s Justin Wilson. Same control issues, less stuff.

Lee Young

A Daniel Moskos sighting!!! Saints be praised!! 🙂

Tim….nice touch on doing the Top 20. Your site is my NUMBER ONE source of Bucco news. Do you sleep at all? 🙂

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