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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Tries Again For His Third Start

Five games on the schedule tonight, with all four full-season affiliates playing at night. Luis Heredia returned from the disabled list last night, but was unable to make his start due to a rainout. The game was canceled and West Virginia will not make it up. Two All-Star teams were announced on Tuesday, with two West Virginia players and two Bradenton players selected to represent their team. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.  

Heredia returns after missing nearly two months (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)
Heredia returns after missing nearly two months (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)


AAA: Indianapolis (35-24) @ Syracuse (33-26) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (3-5, 4.95)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 11, Syracuse 2

Adam Wilk will make his 11th start of the season tonight. He also pitched once in relief. He has pitched a total of 60 innings, allowing 69 hits, seven homers and 17 walks. Wilk has 40 strikeouts, an 0.93 GO/AO ratio and a .296 BAA. In his last start, he went 7.2 innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits and two walks. He also gave up ten hits in his previous outing. Wilk has a 6.00 ERA in 18 innings on the road.

AA: Altoona (21-37) vs Binghamton (31-26) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Adrian Sampson (3-3, 1.98)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 6, Binghamton 5

Adrian Sampson will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He was named the Pirates Prospects minor league pitcher of the month for May. Sampson had a 2.08 ERA over 39 innings in six May starts. He has given up two runs or less in all but one start this year. He faced Binghamton on 5/15 and went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk. In five home starts, Sampson has an 0.85 ERA. He is holding right-handed batters to a .165 average.

High-A: Bradenton (30-29) @ Brevard County (30-27) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (3-3, 2.77)
Yesterday’s Result: Brevard County 3, Bradenton 1

Orlando Castro will make his 11th start of the season. He has also pitched once in relief. Castro has thrown a total of 61.2 innings, giving up 49 hits, two homers and eight walks. He has 45 strikeouts, a 1.42 GO/AO ratio and a .223 BAA. In his last start, Castro went six innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk. He has given up six runs total over his last five starts. Castro had a 2.36 ERA over 34.1 innings in May. He was recently selected to the Florida State League All-Star team.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-38) @ Hickory (31-27) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (0-1, 7.20)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was rained out

Luis Heredia will make his third start of the season tonight. In his last start, he left after one pitch due to shoulder soreness. This is his first start since April 12th. In his only other start, Heredia went five innings, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Last season for West Virginia, he had a 3.05 ERA in 65 innings, with 55 strikeouts and a .224 BAA.

DSL: Pirates (1-3) vs Rangers (1-3) 9:00am

Result: Pirates 9, Braves 6 in 10 innings

Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.

Recent Transactions

6/5: Robby Rowland placed on disabled list. Jeff Inman assigned to Bradenton roster.

6/4: Luis Heredia activated from disabled list. Miguel Rosario assigned to Jamestown roster.

6/3: Jose Osuna and Jordan Steranka activated from Bradenton disabled list. D.J. Crumlich and Ashley Ponce placed on disabled list.

6/3: Wirfin Obispo assigned to Indianapolis.

6/2: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

5/31: Brent Morel placed on disabled list.

5/31: Junior Sosa added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Eight players released from DSL roster.

5/30: Mel Rojas Jr. promoted to Indianapolis. Chris Dickerson placed on disabled list.

5/30: Brandon Mann released. Ryan Beckman added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Kenn Kasparek added to Indianapolis roster.

5/29: Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/28: Candon Myles activated from the disabled list. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/27: Kawika Emsley-Pai assigned from Altoona to West Virginia.

5/26: Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona. Cody Eppley assigned to Indianapolis.

5/24: Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training. Orlando Castro assigned to Bradenton.

5/23 Tony Sanchez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/23: Josh Wall assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/22: Edwin Espinal activated from disabled list. Candon Myles placed on disabled list.

5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.

5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.

5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona

5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.

5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.

5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.

5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/12: Signed Nathan Sopena.

5/12: Released Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo, Ramon Rodriguez and Marcus Beltrez.

5/9: Miguel Rosario added to West Virginia roster. Jerry Mulderig assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/9: Kenn Kasparek assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Harold Ramirez activated from disabled list. Michael Fransoso assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Matt Curry activated from disabled list and assigned to Altoona.

5/7: Andrew Lambo placed on disabled list.

5/6: Jeff Locke assigned to Indianapolis. Phil Irwin promoted to majors.

5/6: Vance Worley added to Indianapolis roster.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.


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