Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/11

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) – DNP

5. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 4.85) – Next Probable Start: 7/17

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: Kevin Decker, RHP (2.78) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Cole White, DH (.307) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Rogelios Noris, (8), Cole White (3), Jesus Vasquez (6)

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

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

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Altoona was off today.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton was off today.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

White hit his third homer of the year.

Box Score

Result: Hickory 11, West Virginia 5

Starting Pitcher: Trent Stevenson, RHP (0-3, 6.65) – 0.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 HR)

Top Hitter: Cole White, DH (.307) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Rogelios Noris, LF (.216) – 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Kevin Decker, RHP (2.78) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: White hit his third homer of the year, while Noris hit his 8th.  Trent Stevenson had a bad start, reaching his single inning limit after only getting one out.  Mel Rojas Jr. stole his 17th base of the year.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

State College was off today.

RK: GCL PIRATES

Polanco went 2-for-5 with three stolen bases.

Box Score

Result: Pirates 10, Yankees 9

Starting Pitcher: Logan Pevny, RHP (4.80) – 0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, LF (.241) – 2-for-5, 3B, 3 SB, 2 RBI, 3 K

Other Notable Performers

Jose Osuna, 1B (.433) – 2-for-3, 2 BB, SB

Game Notes: Steve Pearce made a rehab appearance, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.  Jason Jaramillo also made a rehab appearance, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.  Polanco now has nine stolen bases on the season.

RK: DSL Pirates

Game One Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Astros 1

Starting Pitcher: Christopher De Leon, RHP (4-1, 2.64) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, CF (.307) – 2-for-3, 2B, SB

Game Notes: Fortunato stole his 20th base of the season.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Astros 3

Starting Pitcher: Cristian Henriquez, LHP (4.44) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jesus Vasquez, RF (.363) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Raul Fortunato, CF (.315) – 2-for-3, 2 SB

Miguel De Aza, DH (.258) – 2-for-2, BB, RBI

Game Notes: Vasquez hit his sixth homer of the year.  Fortunato’s two stolen bases in game two put him up to 22 on the year.

RK: VSL Pirates

Box Score

Result: Pirates 3, Mariners 0

Starting Pitcher: Luis Rico, LHP (1-1, 3.91) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Anthony Claudio, LF (.258) – 3-for-3, BB, RBI

Game Notes: Dilson Herrera had a throwing error for his 15th error of the year.

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 – 41-46 Overall, 6-13 2nd Half, 7th Place, 6.0 GB

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

RK: GCL Pirates – 12-8, T-1st Place

RK: DSL Pirates – 24-12, 1st Place

RK: VSL Pirates – 29-19, 1st Place

Prospect Watch

  • I just need to point out: the GCL Pirates had 17 (!) strikeouts at the plate and 7(!!!) errors in the field in their win today. Ugh.

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