Prospect Watch: Strong Outing from Osvaldo Bido; Productive Night for Kevin Newman

P2 Top 30

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Austin Meadows, Colin Moran, Nick Kingham, Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. 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, 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 more active prospects on the list. Rankings are from our 2018 Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Mitch Keller, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

2. Cole Tucker, SS, Altoona – 1-for-4, BB

3. Shane Baz, RHP, Bristol – DNP

4. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Altoona – DNP

5. Kevin Newman, SS, Indianapolis – 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, SB

6. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Altoona – DNP

7. Lolo Sanchez, CF, West Virginia – 2-for-4, 2 SB

8. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Altoona – 0-for-2, 3 BB

9. Jordan Luplow, LF, Pirates – In Majors

10. Luis Escobar, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, Pirates – DNP

12. Braeden Ogle, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

13. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – 1-for-4

14. Adrian Valerio, SS, Bradenton – 1-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

15. Calvin Mitchell, OF, West Virginia – 0-for-4

16. Oneil Cruz, SS, West Virginia – 1-for-4

17. Nick Burdi, RHP, Pirates (disabled list) – DNP

18. Dario Agrazal, RHP, Altoona – DNP

19. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – 6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

20. Will Craig, 1B, Altoona – 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB

21. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona – 1-for-2, 2 BB

22. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – 2-for-4, SB

23. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

24. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Altoona – DNP

25. Mason Martin, 1B, Bristol – 1-for-3, BB, HBP

26. Conner Uselton, OF, Bristol – 1-for-5

27. Cody Bolton, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

28. Steven Jennings, RHP, Bristol – DNP

29. Max Kranick, RHP, West Virginia –  DNP

30. Domingo Robles, LHP, West Virginia – DNP


Indianapolis won 5-4 over Toledo.

JT Brubaker got the start and ran into some trouble quickly. He allowed two runs in the first, then another in the second, but settled down to get through six innings. In his final four frames, Brubaker allowed one run on two hits. He finished with one walk, six strikeouts and a 7:1 GO/AO ratio, while throwing 63 of his 101 pitches for strikes. Damien Magnifico was out next and he tossed two scoreless innings. Dovydas Neverauskas took the ball in the ninth with a 5-4 lead and worked around a hit and a walk for the save.

Pablo Reyes hit a two-run homer in the third inning. It’s his fifth homer of the season and his third in three days. Kevin Newman hit two doubles to give him 23 on the year and he stole his 22nd base. He also had a walk, RBI and a run scored. Jason Martin had two hits and scored two runs, while stealing his first base with Indianapolis. Sean Rodriguez drove in two runs with a single, as he continues his rehab stint. Adam Frazier has not taken well to Triple-A, now posting a .533 OPS through 24 games.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Altoona won 4-3 over Erie.

Jordan George led the offense with two hits, a walk and two RBIs. Will Craig walked, hit his 18th double and drove in his 65th run. Logan Hill had a single, walk and an RBI. Bryan Reynolds walked three times for the second straight day. He scored a run and picked up an outfield assist at home plate. Cole Tucker had a single, walk and run scored. Stephen Alemais had a single, two walks and a run scored.

Austin Coley returned from the disabled list to start tonight’s game. He was limited to three innings as he will slowly build his pitch count up. Coley threw shutout ball on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. Tate Scioneaux followed and allowed one run on six hits over three innings. Geoff Hartlieb retired the side in order on nine pitches in the seventh inning, then Matt Eckelman got his third save by allowing one run over the final two innings.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bradenton lost 6-5 to Daytona.

Gavin Wallace made his second start since being promoted to Bradenton.  He went six innings and allowed four runs on 12 hits, with one walk and one strikeout. Wallace faced 28 batters and threw just 77 pitches, with 57 going for strikes. Ronny Agustin followed and gave up one run in two innings. Blake Weiman took the ball in the bottom of the ninth with a 5-5 tie, faced four batters and allowed two hits, a walk and he hit a batter, which ended the game.

Adrian Valerio had the big hit for Bradenton, smacking a three-run homer in the third inning. It was his fifth home run of the season. Jared Oliva had a big game, driving in two runs, while collecting two singles and his 19th double. He scored once and stole his 26th base. Garrett Brown had three hits, scored two runs and stole a base. Brett Pope had two walks and scored a run.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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West Virginia won 4-3 over Delmarva.

Travis MacGregor made the start on his wasn’t sharp on Saturday night. In 2.2 innings, he allowed a run on four hits and two walks, with no strikeouts. He was battling almost every hitter and was up to 66 pitches in his abbreviated outing. Ike Schlabach took over in the third and stranded two inherited runners. He went a total of 4.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks. Samuel Reyes followed and gave up one run over the final two innings for the save.

On offense, Lolo Sanchez moved back to the lead-off spot after spending a lot of time batting ninth. He broke out of his slump in the lower spot and had two hits and two stolen bases tonight. He has 18 steals on the year. Ben Bengtson had the big game at the plate, hitting three doubles and driving in two runs. He also scored a run. Jesse Medrano drove in the other two runs and he stole three bases, one more than he had all season. Deon Stafford left for a pinch-runner after collecting singles in his first two at-bats.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Morgantown lost 1-0 to Staten Island.

Osvaldo Bido got the start on Saturday night, trying to build off of his best career start last time out. He didn’t quite have the control working like last time, but Bido put together another solid outing. He went six innings, allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. He posted a 9:2 GO/AO ratio and threw 48 of 74 pitches for strikes. Ryan Valdes and Logan Stoelke each followed with a scoreless inning.

For the second night in a row, the Morgantown offense was almost non-existent. They had singles from Michael Gretler, Robbie Glendinning and Luke Mangieri, plus a walk from Daniel Amaral. Just one runner reached second base all game and Amaral was quickly erased on a double play.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bristol lost 12-6 to Greenville.

Roger Santana has been great over his last three starts, allowing two runs in 16 innings and striking out seven batters in each of his last two contests. He had a quiet first, then got hit hard in the second inning to the tune of six runs. Santana actually remained in the game after that and finished with seven runs on seven hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. Will Kobos followed and allowed two runs over 2.1 innings and Adonis Pichardo gave up three runs (one earned) in two innings.

Brendt Citta drove in two runs on offense for Bristol. Victor Ngoepe had two hits, scored two runs and picked up an RBI. Dean Lockery had two hits and a run scored. Johan De Jesus had a single, two walks and a run scored. Gabriel Brito had a single, RBI, walk and run scored.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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The GCL Pirates lost 4-3 to the Yankees West.

Andres Arrieta started and went five strong innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. Lizardy Dicent gave up one run in his two innings, then Saul de la Cruz took the loss with two runs in the eighth. Jose Marcano finished things off with 1.1 scoreless.

Ji-Hwan Bae singled in the second inning, stole his fourth base, then scored on a hit by John Lantigua. In the sixth, the Pirates got a pinch-hit triple from Patrick Dorrian, who would score on a wild pitch. In the ninth, Jack Herman walked, then scored on a double by Nick Patten. Dylan Busby went 0-for-2 as he continues his rehab work. He is 2-for-15 with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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The DSL Pirates1 are on their All-Star break. They will send Yoyner Fajardo to Sunday’s All-Star game.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

The DSL Pirates2 are on their All-Star break. They will send Angel Basabe to the All-Star game on Sunday.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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