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Friday, December 9, 2022

Prospect Watch: Two Hits Each For Marte and Sanchez

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 from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 5.14) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 3.12) – DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.265) – 2-for-3, BB, SB

4. Josh Bell, RF (.255) – DNP

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

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.229) – 0-for-4, 2 K

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.290) – 2-for-4

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

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 12.86) – DNP

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Jeff Locke, LHP (1-1, 4.80) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Starling Marte, LF (.265) – 2-for-3, BB, SB

Home Runs: None

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Columbus 3

Starting Pitcher: Jeff Locke, LHP (1-1, 4.80) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Starling Marte, LF (.265) – 2-for-3, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers

Brandon Boggs, RF (.295) – 2-for-3, 2B, RBI

Gorkys Hernndez, CF (.289) – 1-for-3, 2B, SB

Bryan Morris, RHP (12.27) – 0.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s live game recap.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 7, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Nathan Baker, LHP (2-1, 3.29) – 2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.290) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Elevys Gonzalez, 3B (.227) – 1-for-3, RBI

Kris Harvey, RHP (4.50) – 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Nathan Baker walked five in 11 innings during his first two starts of the season, but his command issues showed up tonight, with four walks in 2.2 innings. The Altoona offense was quiet, with just four hits. Tony Sanchez had two of those hits, after missing a few games with an illness. Robbie Grossman struck out twice, and now has 13 strikeouts in 48 at-bats (27.1%).

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton was off tonight.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

The West Virginia game was rained out.

ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS

AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 6-7

AA: Altoona Curve – 5-7

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 5-7

A: West Virginia Power – 5-8

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Lee Young

I wondered what happened to Sanchez. I was at Hbg for game 1 (not that I minded what Cabrera did).

jfredland

Small sample size, but Sanchez is at .290/.371/.452 so far…

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