Prospect Watch: Another Strong Outing For Richard, Broxton Collects Four Hits


A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season, he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot. Removing these guys doesn’t mean they have lost prospect status. It is just an attempt to get 30 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from early season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Altoona – Disabled List

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

3. Austin Meadows, CF, Bradenton – 1-for-4

4. Josh Bell, 1B, Altoona – 1-for-5

5. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton – 0-for-3

6. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

7. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis – 0-for-5

8. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia – DNP

9. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis – 1-for-4, 2B

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, Extended Spring Training

11. Harold Ramirez, OF, Bradenton – 2-for-3, 2B

12. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

13. JaCoby Jones, SS, Bradenton – 0-for-4, SB

14. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

15. Trey Supak, RHP, Extended Spring Training

16. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Extended Spring Training

17. Barrett Barnes, OF, Bradenton – 0-for-4

18. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – Disabled List

19. Cody Dickson, LHP, Bradenton – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

20. Willy Garcia, OF, Altoona – 2-for-5, 2B, RBI

21. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

22. Jordan Luplow, 3B, West Virginia – DNP

23. Connor Joe, 1B, West Virginia – DNP

24. Wyatt Mathisen, 3B, Bradenton – 2-for-3, 2B

25. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

26. Steven Brault, LHP, Bradenton – DNP

27. Tito Polo, OF, West Virginia – DNP

28. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Extended Spring Training

29Luis Heredia, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

30. Taylor Gushue, C, West Virginia – DNP



Top Pitcher: Clayton Richard, LHP – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Keon Broxton, RF – 4-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB

Home Runs: Max Moroff (3), Adam Frazier (1), Jose Osuna (1)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Rochester 3

Starting Pitcher: Clayton Richard, LHP – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Keon Broxton, RF – 4-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Brent Morel, 1B – 2-for-4, RBI

 Pedro Florimon, SS – 2-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: Clayton Richard continued his strong run as of late for Indianapolis on Monday night. Richard allowed an unearned run, but he has yet to allow an earned run in his last three starts. While working with some downward movement, Richard picked up 12 ground ball outs, as opposed to four fly ball outs. With the strong outing, Richard lowered his season ERA to 1.69 with Indianapolis.

Brad Lincoln relieved Richard and picked up the final six outs of the game. While he struggled to get the final out, giving up a couple of runs, Lincoln was still able to eat some innings for the bullpen. Coming into the game, Lincoln had only given up one run in his previous eight outings.
After a recent rough stretch, Keon Broxton added four hits, including a double. Elias Diaz also added a double in the victory, as he now has hits in 22 of 30 games since the start of May. Ryan Palencer



Box Score

Result: Altoona 11, Erie 4

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adam Frazier, SS – 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, LF – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Max Moroff, 2B – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Game Notes: Altoona got three homers on Monday night, one coming from a very unlikely source. Adam Frazier hit his first homer of the season and second as a pro in his 787th at-bat. He scored three runs and drove in three as well. Frazier has a .352/.403/.451 slash line in 23 games this season. Max Moroff hit his third homer of the year and Jose Osuna continued his hot streak since being promoted, hitting a double and a homer. He is 13-for-31 in eight games with Altoona.

Matt Benedict threw six solid innings and Jeff Inman continued his solid season with his tenth straight  scoreless outing to begin the year. He has thrown a total of 10.1 innings, with seven hits, three walks and nine strikeouts.



Box Score

Result: Clearwater 6, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Wyatt Mathisen, DH – 2-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Harold Ramirez, RF – 2-for-3, 2B

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Cody Dickson had a disastrous first inning, allowing five runs on seven hits. He then threw five shutout innings the rest of the way, giving up just three hits and a walk. Dickson was coming off a poor start, so he’s having a rough June. His ERA rose to 4.58 on the season.

The offense was quiet, with just six hits and a walk in the game. The team was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring postition. Wyatt Mathisen and Harold Ramirez both had two hits, including a double. Ramirez is hitting .429 and has hits in 11 of his 12 games this season. JaCoby Jones stole his tenth base of the year.


West Virginia had off on Monday


Box Score

Result: Rangers2 9, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Hernandez, RHP – 3.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Yondry Contreras, CF – 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Melvin Jimenez, SS – 1-for-4, 2B

Mikell Granberry, C – 1-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: The Pirates lost for the fifth straight game on Monday, with starter Miguel Hernandez giving up seven runs in his second start of the season. Top prospect Yondry Contreras had a double, two walks and drove in two runs. He is hitting .333 in his first seven pro games, with five doubles, four walks and a homer. Mikell Granberry drove in his seventh run of the season. Shortstop Melvin Jimenez extended his hit streak to eight games with his third double of the season. Pitcher Oddy Nunez, a 6’5″, 18-year-old lefty, threw 2.1 shutout innings in his pro debut.




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Daniel Oestreicher

Could Richard be a lefty relief option if Bastardo continues to struggle?

Scott K

They would be wise to keep him stretched out as a SP depth option in the event of injury or poor performance by a current Pirate SP.


Any idea why Gorkys was removed in what looks to be the second inning?

dr dng

I was about to ask the same thing. I saw that during the draft and immediately thought trade? Injury? Trade?

Anyone know?


I cannot find anything, and it looks like everyone else is busy with the draft 🙂

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