Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/25/11

PLAYER PROFILE

No player profile today.  This section will become it’s own daily article starting next week, and will be replaced by a new feature in the nightly prospect watch.  However, I’ve driven 1200 miles this week, including an all-nighter back from Pittsburgh last night, and I’m working on three hours of sleep.  So the new feature will have to wait until tomorrow.  I’ll have more information on this, plus some other new features for the site, in a post tomorrow.

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic, RHP (5-5, 3.52) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, C (.337) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Matt Hague (8), Kelly Aponte (6), Ulises Montilla (2), Luis Sucre (1)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (38-38)

Hague hit his 8th homer of the year.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Pawtucket 5

Starting Pitcher: Garrett Olson, LHP (2.56) – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.312) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers

Alex Presley, RF (.336) – 2-for-4, BB, RBI

Chris Leroux, RHP (3.27) – 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Hague hit his 8th homer of the year, and is now hitting for a .357/.402/.571 line in 84 at-bats in the month of June, with four homers.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE (34-39)

Pribanic allowed two runs in six innings.

Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 3, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Pribanic, RHP (5-5, 3.52) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell, 3B (.281) – 2-for-4, R, SB

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, CF (.335) – 1-for-4, 2B

Andrew Lambo, RF (.111) – 1-for-4, 2B, 3 K

Game Notes: Matt Curry went 0-for-4, and is now down to a .247 average at the AA level.  Andrew Lambo has five strikeouts and one hit in nine at-bats since returning to the AA level.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS (33-40)

Lopez allowed a run in 3 innings.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 7, Fort Myers 5

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (6.59) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, C (.337) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Robbie Grossman, CF (.279) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Adalberto Santos, RF (.285) – 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, SB

Aaron Baker, 1B (.282) – 2-for-3, 3 RBI

Calvin Anderson, DH (.271) – 3-for-4, RBI

Porfirio Lopez, LHP (2-1, 5.16) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The top five hitters in the Bradenton lineup tonight combined for 11 hits, with each batter getting at least two hits.  Bradenton scored two runs on three hits in two innings against Kevin Slowey, who was making a rehab appearance.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER (36-35)

Rojas Jr. went 2-for-3 with a double.

Box Score

Result: Hickory 9, West Virginia 4

Starting Pitcher: Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (3-5, 6.75) – 5.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Mel Rojas Jr. (.267) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Eric Avila, 3B (.206) – 2-for-4, RBI

Elias Diaz, C (.219) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB

Casey Sadler, RHP (3.44) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Von Rosenberg has allowed 14 homers on the year, which is one more than his walk total of 13.  He’s also allowed 84 hits in 68 innings.  Both stats suggest he’s leaving the ball up in the zone, which is what he was doing at times when I saw him in Spring Training.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (2-7)

Allie dealt with some control issues in his second start.

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 7, State College 6

Starting Pitcher: Stetson Allie, RHP (9.00) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Bencsko, DH (.444) – 3-for-6, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Alex Fuselier, CF (.250) – 2-for-6, 2B, RBI

Derek Trent, C (.250) – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, RBI

Emmanuel De Leon, RHP (7.20) – 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Jesus Brito, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Allie threw three wild pitches in his second start, with four walks, a sign that his control wasn’t with him today.  State College finally managed some offense, but lost in 12 innings.

RK: GCL PIRATES (4-2)

Castro allowed a run in five innings.

Box Score

Result: Pirates 5, Braves 4

Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (2.00) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.400) – 1-for-4, 3B, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Logan Pevny, RHP (2-0, 1.23) – 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Check out Wilbur Miller’s report from the game.

RK: DSL Pirates (13-7)

The DSL Pirates score wasn’t uploaded last night.

RK: VSL Pirates (21-14)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 14, Rays 4

Starting Pitcher: Luis Campos, RHP (4.32) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 2B (.366) – 3-for-6, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Kelly Aponte, 1B (.302) – 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Jose Salazar, SS (.212) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Luis Sucre, RF (.265) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI

Game Notes: Montilla is now hitting for a .420/.490/.617 line in 81 at-bats in the month of June.

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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Lee Young

What? You DARE to sleep on us?

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Thx for all your hard work….now slow down a little. 🙂

Lee Young

What? You DARE to sleep on us?

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Thx for all your hard work….now slow down a little. 🙂

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