A look at how the current top 30 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 (Nick Kingham), 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 30 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from the mid-season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.
1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Altoona – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List
3. Austin Meadows, CF, Bradenton – 2-for-5, 2 R, K
4. Josh Bell, 1B, Altoona – DNP
5. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis – DNP
6. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton – 1-for-3, BB
7. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis – DNP
8. Harold Ramirez, OF, Bradenton – 2-for-5, HR, R, 3 RBI
9. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia -DNP
10. Kevin Newman, SS, Morgantown – 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
11. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, GCL – DNP
12. Mitch Keller, RHP, Bristol – DNP
13. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – DNP
14. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, West Virginia – DNP
15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP
16. Max Moroff, 2B, Altoona – 0-for-4, 3 K
17. Barrett Barnes, OF, Altoona – 1-for-3, BB
18. JaCoby Jones, SS, Bradenton – 0-for-3, RBI, 2 K
19. Yeudy Garcia, RHP, West Virginia – DNP
20. Trey Supak, RHP, Bristol – DNP
21. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bristol – DNP
22. Adam Frazier, SS, Altoona – 2-for-4
23. Willy Garcia, OF, Indianapolis – 0-for-3, BB, R, 3 K
24. Steven Brault, LHP, Altoona – DNP
25. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Morgantown – 0-for-3, 2 K
26. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Bradenton – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
27. Adrian Valerio, SS, GCL – DNP
28. Connor Joe, 1B, West Virginia – 2-for-4, K
29. Jacob Taylor, RHP, GCL – DNP
30. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP
Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR
Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI
Home Runs: Carlos Munoz (7), Keon Broxton (3), Harold Ramirez (3), Edgar Figueroa (1)
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Keon Broxton has really struggled for the past month to adjust to Triple-A, after having a strong 2015 showing with Altoona. However, he has shown good flashes at times. One such flash occurred on Sunday when Broxton rocked his third home run of the season in the third inning of the contest. After hitting just .171 in June, Broxton has had a solid July, hitting .269 with an .808 OPS. He has now reached base safely in 19 straight games.
Gustavo Nunez added a pair of hits for the second straight night and Andy Vazquez also added a multi-hit effort. Alen Hanson and Elias Diaz each had the day off, but the Indianapolis offense still came through with eight hits and four runs. The offensive power has really been stagnant the past two nights, with all singles, so the two extra base hits were nice as well.
Chris Volstad spread five hits over seven shutout innings, while striking out a pair. The shutout frames on Sunday broke a string of three straight outings with two earned runs allowed, as Volstad has made a nice run toward the middle of the season.
Jeff Inman ran his scoreless inning streak to four after allowing five runs in a game on July 12. Blake Wood nailed it down with a scoreless frame, allowing just one hit.
Tyler Glasnow recorded 18 outs on Sunday, and 12 of those were efficiently via the strikeout. While Glasnow certainly had the ability and the stuff to get ahead of hitters and put them away, he was the victim of a tough luck loss, as he also allowed five hits, two walks, two runs and a home run over six frames. The 12 strikeouts for Glasnow was a season high, and one shy of his career best.
The Altoona offense was only able to muster six singles in the contest, and forced a pair of walks, as baserunners were at a premium. Adam Frazier continued his strong campaign, as he picked up two hits in four at bats on Sunday. In fact, this is Frazier’s seventh straight game with exactly two hits, as he has raised his already impressive batting average 13 points since July 21st. John Kuchno and Jeremy Bleich each worked scoreless innings of relief in the contest.
Harold Ramirez collected a pair of hits, including his third home run of the season. Ramirez had a four-game hit streak broken yesterday. In three of the four games, Ramirez picked up three hits. That span includes two doubles and another home run. Austin Meadows also added a pair of hits, and scored twice. This continued a six game hit streak for Meadows and he has at least one knock in 11 of his last 12 games and 17 of his last 19.
Cody Dickson spread out seven hits and a pair of runs over 5.2 innings of work, but he also struck out seven hitters in the contest. Dickson has collected 20 strikeouts in his last four outings, which span 20.2 innings. Junior Lopez finished off an inning for Dickson perfectly and Miguel Rosario worked two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk for the save. Tyler Eppler did not have the same success in relief, as he allowed three hits and two runs in his inning of work.
Jordan Luplow added a pair of hits for West Virginia, including a double, while also collecting a pair of RBIs. Two of the last four games for Luplow have been multi-hit efforts, as he also added three hits on July 23rd. He has also driven in five runs in the past four games.
It has not been a strong season for last year’s first round pick Connor Joe. However, he did collect a pair of hits on Sunday. Joe hit right on the Mendoza line in both May and so far in July. June was his strongest month this season, as he hit .266 with seven of his nine extra base hits on the campaign. However, he has not shown the ability to build on the strong month thus far in July.
Alex McRae allowed three hits, two walks and four earned runs in 4.1 innings of work. This continued a tough July for the right-hander, as he allowed nine hits and six runs last time out. He has only allowed less than three runs twice in the month.
Jose Regalado had an equally tough time, as he allowed three hits and four runs of his own in relief. Jared Lakind allowed one hit, while striking out two in his scoreless inning of work.
For only the second time in his pro career, Ty Moore failed to reach base. So far in his career, Moore has reached base in 31 of his 33 pro games, including each of the last 27 games heading into Sunday. First round pick Kevin Newman added a double. Ryan Nagle had his strongest game of his limited pro career so far, as he added his first two doubles of the campaign. Nagle has hits in three of the four games that he has played this season. Mitchell Tolman also added a pair of hits in the game, including a triple.
Bret Helton spread seven hits and two runs over five innings for the win. Nick Hibbing added a pair of perfect innings in the contest, with three strikeouts. Daniel Zamora also picked up a strikeout in his perfect inning of work. Sean Keselica allowed three hits and a run, but nailed it down for the save.
On a night where about anything could go wrong for Bristol, it did. They were only able to muster eight hits for the entire contest and they had three pitchers allow at least four runs.
Billy Roth started the game and was not able to make it out of the first inning, possessing an odd line. He had a serious lack of control and walked four hitters. He also allowed four runs in 2/3 of an inning, but did not allow a single hit. Palmer Betts followed Roth and allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.2 innings. Miguel Ferreras allowed four runs of his own in an inning, allowing three hits and four walks. Infielder Jose Salazar had the only successful appearance of the night, with a scoreless 1.2 innings with just one hit.
Carlos Munoz and Julio De La Cruz each added two hits in the game. Nick Buckner added a double as well. Munoz and Edgar Figueroa each had home runs, but it was not near enough offense to make up for the pitching deficiencies.
The GCL Pirates were scheduled off on Sunday. They will be back in action Monday against the GCL Phillies.
The DSL Pirates were scheduled off on Sunday. They will be back in action on Monday against the DSL Brewers.