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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/11/11

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 (2-2, 3.66) – Next Probable Start: 7/15

2. Luis Heredia, RHP (0-0, 2.70) – Next Probable Start: 7/14

3. Starling Marte, CF (.314) – DNP

4. Tony Sanchez, C (.239) – 0-for-2, K

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 4.85) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

6. Rudy Owens, LHP (6-6, 5.27) – Next Probable Start: 7/14

7. Bryan Morris, RHP (1-3, 3.65) – DNP

8. Colton Cain, LHP (5-7, 3.15) – Next Probable Start: 7/16

9. Justin Wilson, LHP (9-4, 4.01) – Next Probable Start: 7/15

10. Jeff Locke, LHP (5-8, 4.67) – Next Probable Start: 7/16

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Phillip Irwin, RHP (3.45) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, LF (.421) – 4-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB

Home Runs: Josh Rodriguez (2), Justin Bencsko (2)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Indianapolis was off today for the AAA All-Star break.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

 

Rodriguez hit his second homer for Altoona.

Box Score

Result: Bowie 5, Altoona 3

Starting Pitcher: Phillip Irwin, RHP (3.45) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brad Chalk, CF (.250) – 3-for-4, 3B, BB, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Josh Rodriguez, SS (.250) – 1-for-5, HR

Game Notes: Altoona lost in 11 innings when Michael Dubee allowed two runs in the top half of the frame.  Josh Rodriguez hit his second homer at the AA level this year.  In his first five starts, Phillip Irwin has a 3.45 ERA in 28.2 innings, along with a 21:3 K/BB ratio.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

 

Baker allowed two earned runs in five innings.

Box Score

Result: Lakeland 9, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Nathan Baker, LHP (5-6, 3.87) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Paulino, C (.287) – 2-for-3, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Adalberto Santos, DH (.296) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Steve Pearce went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a rehab assignment.  Bradenton had three errors, leading to five unearned runs.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was off today.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

 

Bencsko hit a walk-off home run.

Box Score

Result: State College 7, Batavia 6

Starting Pitcher: Ryan Hafner, RHP (3.92) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Bencsko, LF (.346) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers

Stetson Allie, RHP (5.40) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Kirk Singer, SS (.247) – 3-for-4, 2 3B

Samuel Gonzalez, C (.357) – 3-for-4

Game Notes: Bencsko hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give State College the win.  Kirk Singer had two triples for the second night in a row.

RK: GCL PIRATES

 

Osuna went 4-for-4.

Box Score

Result: Yankees 8, Pirates 7

Starting Pitcher: Wilson Lee (5.14) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, LF (.421) – 4-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers

David Jagoditsh, RHP (3.18) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Willy Garcia, CF (.196) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, SB

Game Notes: Osuna is 18-for-36 in his last 10 games, with a 1.333 OPS and two homers.

RK: DSL Pirates

The DSL Pirates were off today.

RK: VSL Pirates

The VSL Pirates were postponed.

ORGANIZATIONAL STANDINGS

AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 47-45, 3rd Place, 11.5 GB

AA: Altoona Curve – 37-52, 6th Place, 16.0 GB

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 40-49 Overall, 10-9 2nd Half, T-4th Place, 1.0 GB

A: West Virginia Power – 41-45 Overall, 6-12 2nd Half, 7th Place, 6.0 GB

A-: State College Spikes – 7-18, 6th Place, 8.0 GB

RK: GCL Pirates – 11-8, T-2nd Place, 1.0 GB

RK: DSL Pirates – 22-12, 1st Place

RK: VSL Pirates – 28-19, 1st Place

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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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