Prospect Watch: Edison Lantigua Hits for the Cycle; Martin and Osuna Homer in Indianapolis Win

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 (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 updated 2018 Mid-Season Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Mitch Keller, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

2. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Altoona – 0-for-3, BB

3. Cole Tucker, SS, Altoona – 0-for-4

4. Oneil Cruz, SS, West Virginia – DNP

5. Travis Swaggerty, CF, West Virginia – DNP

6. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – 2-for-4

7. Kevin Newman, SS, Pirates – In Majors

8. Calvin Mitchell, OF, West Virginia – 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

9. Luis Escobar, RHP, Altoona – DNP

10. Clay Holmes, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

11. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Altoona – 1-for-3, BB

12. Jordan Luplow, LF, Indianapolis – 0-for-4

13. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

14. Will Craig, 1B, Altoona – 0-for-2, 2 BB

15. Nick Burdi, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

16. Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

17. Travis MacGregor, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

18. Braeden Ogle, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

19. Lolo Sanchez, CF, West Virginia – 1-for-3, HR, RBI

20. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

21. Jared Oliva, CF, Bradenton – 1-for-4, RBI

22. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

23. Cody Bolton, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

24. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

25. Dario Agrazal, RHP, Altoona – 7 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

26. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona – 0-for-2, BB

27. Max Kranick, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

28. Mason Martin, 1B, Bristol – 1-for-4, RBI

29. Steven Jennings, RHP, Bristol – DNP

30. Aaron Shortridge, RHP, Morgantown – DNP


Indianapolis won 4-3 over Toledo.

Tyler Eppler got the start in a game with major playoff implications. He had a so-so outing, but it was the bullpen that did the real work. Eppler gave up three runs over five innings on eight hits and two walks. He struck out five and threw 59 of 93 pitches for strikes. Tanner Anderson followed and he tossed three shutout innings on two hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Buddy Boshers pitched the ninth for the save.

Jason Martin had the big hit in the game, connecting on a two-run homer in the fifth inning. While one hit won’t break a slump, it’s a good sign from someone who has a .415 OPS in 102 plate appearances this month. Jose Osuna hit his ninth home run. He also had a single, walk and two runs scored. Kevin Kramer and Eric Wood each had two hits. Jordan Luplow saw his 12-game hit streak snapped.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Altoona lost 5-0 to Trenton.

Dario Agrazal got the start on Wednesday night and was doing well until the sixth inning. He gave up four runs in the sixth, which is more than he has allowed in any start during his return. Agrazal went seven innings total, giving up five runs on ten hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. He had a 9:3 GO/AO ratio and threw 62 of 91 pitches for strikes. Tate Scioneaux followed with a scoreless eighth and Matt Eckelman handled the ninth.

The Curve didn’t pick up their first hit until a Bryan Reynolds single in the seventh inning. Jin-De Jhang singled in the eighth and that was it for hits. Will Craig walked twice. Reynolds, Stephen Alemais and Ke’Bryan Hayes each had one walk.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bradenton lost 8-3 to Fort Myers

Gavin Wallace got the start and had a rough five innings, allowing eight earned runs on ten hits, two walks and a hit batter. He had three strikeouts and threw 61 of 100 pitches for strikes. Deivy Mendez followed with two shutout innings, then Jake Brentz retired the side in order in the eighth.

The Marauders scored all of their runs in the eighth. Raul Siri hit a two-run single to get the scoring started, then Jared Oliva brought home the third run with a single. Hunter Owen was the only player to reach base more than once, as he picked up two singles. Adrian Valerio had the only extra-base hit, his 25th double. Albert Baur drew the only walk.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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West Virginia won 4-1 over Hagerstown.

Sergio Cubilete started for the Power, as they are chasing a playoff spot in the final week of the season. He managed to go six shutout innings despite some major control issues. Cubilete allowed just three hits, but he walked five batters, hit two others and threw a wild pitch. Nicholas Economos made his Low-A debut in the seventh and gave up one run over the final three innings for the save.

Lolo Sanchez and Rodolfo Castro each hit solo homers in the eighth inning. It was the fourth homer for Sanchez this season and the 12th for Castro, who also added his 17th double. Calvin Mitchell had a single, his 26th double and an RBI. Deon Stafford added an RBI single.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Morgantown won 13-3 over State College.

Through four innings, Brett Kinneman was a single short of the cycle. He already had his 15th double, third triple and fourth homer. Five innings later, he was still a single short of the cycle, but a ninth inning triple gave Edison Lantigua a cycle of his own. He hit his ninth double, fourth triple and third homer. He drove in five runs total, while Kinneman and Mike Gretler each drove in three runs. Gretler hit his second home run of the season in the first inning. Daniel Amaral had two hits and three runs scored. Zack Kone had two hits, a walk and two runs scored.

Alex Manasa got the start and went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. He threw 53 of 74 pitches for strikes. Cody Smith followed and threw three shutout inning for the save. That gave him 9.1 shutout innings over his last four appearances.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bristol lost 6-4 to Danville. The Pirates finished with a 31-37 record.

Denny Roman got the final start of the season and his mound opponent was Nolan Kingham, the younger brother of Nick Kingham. Roman went 3.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Kingham lasted just one inning, allowing three runs and throwing 34 pitches. Yeudry Manzanillo was out next for Bristol and he threw 2.1 shutout innings. Jacob Webb gave up one run in his only inning. Yerry De Los Santos allowed a run over two frames. Luis Nova took the loss with three runs (one earned) in the tenth.

Bristol scored three runs in the first, then didn’t get another run until an unearned one in the bottom of the tenth. In the first, Christian Navarro doubled, followed by a Mason Martin single, Brendt Citta triple and a Pat Dorrian double. Yondry Contreras had two hits, a walk and an outfield assist.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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The GCL Pirates season has ended. They finished with a 27-25 record.

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The DSL Pirates1 season has ended. They finished with a 32-40 record.

The DSL Pirates2 season has ended. They finished with a 27-45 record.

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