Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/30/11

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings as of 6/9/11.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-1, 2.96) – Next Probable Start: 7/4

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 4.91) – Next Probable Start: 7/2

3. Starling Marte, CF (.331) – 1-for-4, BB, HR, 3 RBI

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.248) – 1-for-4, BB

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 9.00) – Next Probable Start: 7/1

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (6-5, 5.33) – Currently on AAA DL

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 4.32) – DNP

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-5, 3.04) – Next Probable Start: 7/3

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 3.82) – Next Probable Start: 7/2

10. Jeff Locke, LHP (5-7, 4.20) – Next Probable Start: 7/4

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Garrett Olson, LHP (2-0, 2.09) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.331) – 3-for-3, BB, 2B, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (14), Rogelios Noris (7), Mel Rojas Jr. (1)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (42-40)

Olson pitched seven shutout innings.

Box Score 

Result: Indianapolis 3, Syracuse 0

Starting Pitcher: Garrett Olson, LHP (2-0, 2.09) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.331) – 3-for-3, BB, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Kris Watts, C (.294) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Game Notes: #FreeMattHague

AA: ALTOONA CURVE (34-44)

Altoona lost 8-6 to Trenton.  Check out John Dreker’s live recap from the game.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS (36-42)

Cunningham homered for the second game in a row.

Box Score 

Result: Palm Beach 9, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Nate Baker, LHP (4-5, 4.07) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.259) – 1-for-5, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Robbie Grossman, RF (.286) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a walk in a rehab appearance.  Cunningham homered for his second game in a row, and now has 14 on the year.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER (40-36)

West Virginia won 5-4 in extra innings. Check out my live recap of the game.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (3-11)

Lashmet went 2-for-4.

Box Score 

Result: Mahoning Valley 7, State College 3

Starting Pitcher: Ryan Hafner, RHP (1.38) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Lashmet, 1B (.286) – 2-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Josh Poytress (0-1, 27.00) – 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Poytress, the 18th round pick, was making his pro debut.  Hafner allowed his first two runs of the season.  He’s now allowed two runs on ten hits in 13 innings, with a 10:3 K/BB ratio.

RK: GCL PIRATES (5-5)

Hanson had another big night at the plate.

Box Score 

Result: Pirates 14, Yankees 11

Starting Pitcher: Logan Pevny, RHP (1.74) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.400) – 3-for-5, BB, 3B, SB

Other Notable Performers

Gregory Polanco, CF (.130) – 3-for-5, BB, 3B, 4 R

Yhonathan Barrios, 2B (.375) – 2-for-5, 2B

Cristopher Richardson, LHP (1-0, 0.00) – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Hanson has reached base safely in eight of his nine games this year.  He stole his fifth base of the year.

RK: DSL Pirates (16-10)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 11, Yankees 5

Starting Pitcher: Martires Cadet, LHP (1.59) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Maximo Rivera, 2B (.233) – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers

Diego Goris, 3B (.340) – 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI, SB

Raul Fortunato, CF (.263) – 3-for-6, 2 RBI

RK: VSL Pirates (24-15)

Box Score

Result: Pirates 4, Mariners 3

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico, LHP (6.28) – 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 3B (.299) – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

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