Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/4/11

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 8/16/11.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (No Stats) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (2-3, 3.98) – Season Completed

3. Luis Heredia, RHP (1-2, 4.75) – Season Completed

4. Starling Marte, CF (.332) – 0-for-5

5. Josh Bell, RF (No Stats) – DNP

6. Robbie Grossman, RF (.294) – 0-for-2, 2 K

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.241) – DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-2, 6.58) – Season Completed

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP (8-5, 3.02) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

10. Colton Cain, LHP (6-8, 3.64) – DNP

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Kyle McPherson, RHP (3.02) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andy Vasquez, SS (.279) – 2-for-4, 2 3B, 3 RBI

Home Runs: None

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Hernandez went 2-for-3.

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Louisville 3

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Thompson, LHP (2.84) – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gorkys Hernandez, CF (.285) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Evan Meek, RHP (2.25) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Ryan Ludwick went 1-for-3 in a rehab appearance.  Gorkys Hernandez is 11-for-29 in his last ten games.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Altoona 1, Richmond 0

Starting Pitcher: Kyle McPherson, RHP (3.02) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Rodriguez, 2B (.261) – 2-for-5, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Quincy Latimore, LF (.236) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: My live recap from the game.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Charlotte 3

Starting Pitcher: Donald Veal, LHP (2.79) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 2B (.314) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers

Evan Chambers, CF (.234) – 2-for-4, 2B

Ramon Cabrera, C (.343) – 1-for-2, 2B, RBI

Game Notes: Bradenton wrapped up their regular season with a win.  Adalberto Santos stole his 27th base of the year, and finished with a .314 average and an .868 OPS.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 6, Delmarva 2

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (5-0, 2.83) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Andy Vasquez, SS (.279) – 2-for-4, 2 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Rinku Singh, LHP (3.18) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Brooks Pounders, RHP (3.68) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Andy Vasquez has 13 triples on the year, which is a record for West Virginia.  Eliecer Navarro has a 3.19 ERA in 42.1 innings as a starter, with a 36:7 K/BB ratio.

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result: Williamsport 5, State College 2

Starting Pitcher: Ryan Hafner, RHP (3.15) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, LF (.286) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Rodarrick Jones, DH (.245)1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: State College finished their season with a loss against Williamsport.  Hafner finished his season with a 3.15 ERA in 65.2 innings, along with a 31:20 K/BB ratio.

ORGANIZATIONAL STANDINGS

AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 76-67, 2nd Place, 12.5 GB

AA: Altoona Curve – 64-76, 6th Place, 14.5 GB

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 74-63 Overall, 44-23 2nd Half, 1st Place

A: West Virginia Power – 68-69 Overall, 33-36 2nd Half, 6th Place, 6.5 GB

A-: State College Spikes – 31-44, 6th Place, 14.0 GB

RK: GCL Pirates – 34-26, Season Completed

RK: DSL Pirates – 41-30, Season Completed

RK: VSL Pirates – 40-32, Season Completed

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