Prospect Watch: Bradenton Loses 8-2 on Another Slow Night of Action

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 (Kevin Newman, Nick Burdi and Cole Tucker), 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 (Travis MacGregor), 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 2019 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, Indianapolis – DNP

3. Oneil Cruz, SS, Bradenton – DNP

4. Travis Swaggerty, CF, Bradenton – 1-for-5, 2 RBI

5. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – DNP

6. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Pirates – In Majors

7. Will Craig, 1B, Indianapolis – DNP

8. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – DNP

9. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

10. Calvin Mitchell, OF, Bradenton – 0-for-4, BB

11. Cody Bolton, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

12. Tahnaj Thomas, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

13. Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

14. Lolo Sanchez, CF, Greensboro – DNP

15. Pablo Reyes, Util, Indianapolis – DNP

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, Pirates – In Majors

17. Braeden Ogle, LHP, Greensboro – DNP

18. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona – DNP

19. Michael Burrows, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

20. Jared Oliva, CF, Altoona – DNP

21. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, Greensboro – DNP

22. Max Kranick, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

23. Luis Escobar, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

24. Osvaldo Bido, RHP, Greensboro –  DNP

25. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

26. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Altoona – DNP

27. Aaron Shortridge, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

28. Blake Weiman, RHP, Altoona – DNP

29. Steven Jennings, RHP, Greensboro – DNP

30. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP


Indianapolis had off on Monday.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Altoona was rained out. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bradenton lost 8-2 to Ft Myers. For the second day in a row, weather problems limited the Pirates to one minor league game. Domingo Robles got the only start tonight and went six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. He threw 65 of 90 pitches for strikes. Robles now has a 2.57 ERA in 49 innings this season. Shea Murray had a tough seventh inning, walking three, while giving up a run on one hit. He threw 30 pitches total, 13 for strikes. Ryan Valdes handled the eighth and things got out of hand. He gave up four runs on five hits.

Travis Swaggerty had the big hit for the Marauders, giving them an early 2-0 lead with a bases loaded single that scored Lucas Tancas and Deon Stafford. The team went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base. Stafford reached base all four trips to the plate, with two singles and two walks. Robbie Glendinning is batting .348 after a two-hit night.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Greensboro was rained out for a second straight day. No makeup date has been announced, but the two teams meet again in Greensboro next week and in Lakewood twice in June.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.