Prospect Watch: Three Hit Nights For Hague and Hanson


A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 5.25) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 2.63) – DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.276) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

4. Josh Bell, RF (.273) – 1-for-3, BB

5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.226) – DNP

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.282) – DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) – DNP

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP (No Stats) – AAA DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 10.24) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR


Top Pitcher: Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (2-0, 3.27) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 3B (.238) – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Home Runs: None


Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 9, Louisville 1

Starting Pitcher: Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP (2-0, 3.27) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 3B (.238) – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, LF (.276) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Bryan Morris, RHP (8.10) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.


Altoona was rained out.


Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 8, Bradenton 6

Starting Pitcher: Hunter Strickland, RHP (2.08) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Gift Ngoepe, SS (.208) – 2-for-5, SB

Other Notable Performers

Porfirio Lopez, LHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Casey Sadler, RHP (1.64) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The Bradenton bullpen gave up seven runs in the final three innings. The offense scored six runs on eight hits, but didn’t have a single extra base hit. Casey Sadler now has a 13:2 K/BB ratio on the season. Hunter Strickland was hit with a line drive in the second inning against the final batter, and was replaced by Porfirio Lopez.


Box Score

Result: Charleston 4, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (10.24) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.420) – 3-for-5, SB

Other Notable Performers

Josh Bell, DH (.273) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Alen Hanson extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He also stole his fifth base of the season. Gregory Polanco stole his sixth base of the year. Trent Stevenson gave up one run on four hits and two walks in two innings.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 7-8

AA: Altoona Curve – 6-8

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 7-8

A: West Virginia Power – 5-11

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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Good work, but maybe you could have some flexibility with the players whose stats you list at the top of these daily features? 

I would much rather see Alan Hanson or Gregory Polanco stats at the top then Kyle McPhersons current DL status or a notation about how Stenson Ally didn’t pitch today? Just a thought

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