Prospect Watch: GCL Season Ends With Another Loss, Power Clinch Playoff Spot

P2 Top 30

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 (Nick Kingham, Jacob Taylor), 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 the mid-season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Indianapolis -[insert_php] include_once (‘./p2-stats/stats_functions.php’);
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2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

3. Austin Meadows, CF, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(640457,’B’,’20150829′);
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4. Josh Bell, 1B, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(605137,’B’,’20150829′);
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5. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(593700,’B’,’20150829′);
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6. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(624512,’B’,’20150829′);
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7. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(553869,’B’,’20150829′);
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8. Harold Ramirez, OF, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(623912,’B’,’20150829′);
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9. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia – Disabled List

10. Kevin Newman, SS, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(621028,’B’,’20150829′);
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11. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Morgantown -[insert_php] display_top30(663647,’B’,’20150829′);
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12. Mitch Keller, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(656605,’P’,’20150829′);
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13. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – Disabled List

14. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(605501,’P’,’20150829′);
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15. Max Moroff, 2B, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(621559,’B’,’20150829′);
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16. Barrett Barnes, OF, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(608627,’B’,’20150829′);
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17. Yeudy Garcia, RHP, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(650817,’P’,’20150829′);
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18. Trey Supak, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(657022,’P’,’20150829′);
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19. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(656543,’P’,’20150829′);
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20. Adam Frazier, SS, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(624428,’B’,’20150829′);
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21. Willy Garcia, OF, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(591994,’B’,’20150829′);
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22. Steven Brault, LHP, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(643230,’P’,’20150829′);
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23. Kevin Kramer, 2B, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(596012,’B’,’20150829′);
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24. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(621169,’P’,’20150829′);
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25. Adrian Valerio, SS, GCL -[insert_php] display_top30(650832,’B’,’20150829′);
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26. Connor Joe, 1B, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(656582,’B’,’20150829′);
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27. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

28. Jordan Luplow, 3B, West Virginia – Disabled List

29. Casey Hughston, OF, Morgantown -[insert_php] display_top30(641713,’B’,’20150829′);
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30. Billy Roth, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(624517,’P’,’20150829′);
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P2 Top Performers

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Indianapolis Indians Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

Indianapolis lost 4-3 on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth. The loss drops their lead in the division to one game, though they they still have a 4.5 game lead over the second place team in the wild card race. Starter Wilfredo Boscan was spotted a 2-0 lead before he threw a pitch and he held Toledo without a run until the sixth inning. Corey Hart drove home Alen Hanson and Keon Broxton with a first inning double. The score remained the same until the sixth, when Toledo put a run on the board, chasing Boscan from the game. Bobby LaFromboise came in and allowed an inherited run to score, which tied the game.

Willy Garcia gave Indianapolis a 3-2 lead in the seventh with a triple, which he scored on after the throw from the outfield got away. Rob Scahill went two innings and gave up a run on three hits to tie the game. Toledo won in the ninth off Frank Herrmann, who gave up back-to-back doubles to start the inning and end the game.

Alen Hanson returned from a short absence due to the birth of his child. He played third base in this game and had two singles, stole two bases and scored a run. He also drew a walk. Hanson handled four plays at third base cleanly before moving to second base on a defensive switch in the eighth inning. Keon Broxton stole his 28th base for Indianapolis and his 39th of the season. Josh Bell went 0-for-3 with a walk. He has now reached base in 13 straight games and 21 of his last 22 contests.

 

Altoona Curve Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

 

Altoona had 11 hits in this game, including three doubles, but they couldn’t avoid a 3-1 loss. Matt Benedict started and allowed three runs over 6.1 innings. Josh Smith threw shutout ball over the final 2.2 innings, though he did allow an inherited runner to score. The Curve got doubles from Jose Osuna(his 19th for Altoona), Adam Frazier(18th) and Stetson Allie added his 16th double. All three of them, along with Mel Rojas Jr., had two hits in the game. Altoona went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and they left 12 runners on base. Max Moroff had the only RBI, bringing home Frazier with a single. Moroff was 1-for-4 with a walk.

Frazier raised his average to .329 with nine games left. He now has a 12 point lead in the batting title race. Counting his stats with Bradenton, Osuna has 31 doubles, three triples and 12 homers. This was a tough loss for the Curve, as they have a two game lead for the wild card spot, with their last eight games coming on the road.

Bradenton Marauders Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

Luis Heredia hasn’t been good this season, throwing a lot of pitches per batter, which has really limited his outings. His first inning on Saturday night saw him walk four batters and give up a two-run single. In the second, he had two at-bat typical of his season. Heredia was facing a glove-first catcher with a .160 season average. It took nine pitches to get him to fly out to center field. Then the ninth place hitter ends up with a 3-2 single up the middle. Those are the type of batters he should be attacking and letting them put the ball in play if they can even hit it. Heredia was throwing 92-93 mph during those at-bats. He ended up walking the next batter, putting him at 20 pitches and just one out.

Heredia loaded the bases with a hit batter, ending his night. In 1.1 IP, he gave up two hits, five walks, and hit a batter. He got help from Junior Lopez, who stranded all three inherited runners.

The Marauders lost 7-3 in this game, hurting their slim playoff chances, though first place Palm Beach also lost. Wyatt Mathisen accounted for all the Bradenton offense with one swing, belting a three-run homer in the second inning. It was his fourth homer of the year, which sets a career-high. Austin Meadows had two hits in this game, giving him 152 hits on the year and 202 total bases.

Harold Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a walk, which dropped his average one point, down to a .336 mark. His average is only seven points higher than the league leader, with Ramirez now 53 plate appearances short of qualifying for the batting title. Assuming Bradenton plays all of their seven remaining games(meaning no canceled games due to weather), then he will need to be about 20 points ahead of the first place hitter to win the batting crown(explained here). Unfortunately for Ramirez, he is getting cold at the wrong time, going 4-for-24 in his last six games.

West Virginia Power Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

The Power won 8-1 on Saturday to clinch a playoff spot, the first Pirates’ affiliate to make the postseason this year. Colten Brewer looked strong over 6.2 innings and Tito Polo had a huge day at the plate. Brewer allowed one run on four hits and three walks, with Sam Street closing it out with 2.1 scoreless.

Polo was in the lead-off spot in place of Kevin Newman, who had the night off. Polo ended up with four hits and a walk, scoring three times and driving in a run. He hit two doubles to give him 20 on the season. He also stole two bases, giving him 44 steals this year, tops in the organization.

Kevin Kramer was hitless in his first three games since being promoted from Morgantown, but his bat woke up in the game. He had three hits, including a double and triple. Kramer drove in two runs and scored twice.

Connor Joe had a three-hit game, with an RBI and a run scored. Jerrick Suiter had a single, RBI and two walks. Michael Suchy drove in two runs, giving him 73 RBIs this year. The bottom four batters in the lineup went 0-for-15.

West Virginia Black Bears Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

Morgantown won 7-3, thanks to some excellent relief pitching and a lot of base runners. Starter Bret Helton lasted just four innings, allowing three runs. He was followed by two shutout frames from Nick Hibbing and three scoreless innings from Tate Scioneaux. The Black Bears had 13 hits and six walks in the game, striking out just once.

Mitchell Tolman and Ty Moore both had three hits and drove in two runs. Tolman did his damage from the lead-off spot, where he has been since Kevin Newman was promoted. Tolman is hitting .280 on the year, though he came into this game with a .151 average in 15 games at the top of the order. Moore has driven in 29 runs this year.

Ke’Bryan Hayes is still looking for his first hit since being promoted from the GCL, where he had a .333 average. Despite a .000 OPS in his first three games, he has managed to scored three runs and drive in three runs. That’s extremely hard to do, being productive without any hits, walks or even a HBP.

Christian Kelley and Ryan Nagle each had two hits in this game. Albert Baur hit his 13th double, walked twice and scored two runs. Danny Arribas also had a double and two walks.

Bristol Pirates Prospect Watch1

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P2 Game Notes

Bristol lost 6-1 on Saturday, as they move to 28-33 with three games left in the season. They will need a miracle to make the playoffs now, as they have to sweep the third place team in their division on the road, then hope the second place club gets swept at home. Scooter Hightower started the game and allowed four runs(three earned) over five innings. The offense had five hits, with catcher Tomas Morales contributing two of them to raise his average to .304 on the year. He also stole his seventh base of the season. Julio de la Cruz drove in the only run on a first inning double, scoring Nick Buckner. For de la Cruz, he now has 12 doubles on the season and 18 RBIs. Raul Siri is now 5-for-16 with Bristol after an 0-for-4 night.

GCL Pirates Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

The GCL Pirates wrapped up their season with a 5-0 loss, giving them a 28-31 record. They started the season 25-14, putting them in a tie for first place at that point. They ended the year with a 3-17 record over their last 20 games, scoring 40 runs over that stretch. Nestor Oronel started this game and allowed all five runs in the third inning. Three relievers followed him with two shutout innings apiece.

The offense had five singles and four walks, going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. The Pirates had runners on base in seven of the nine innings. Besides the walks and singles, they also had two hit batters and two reached on errors, so they had their chances this game. Edison Lantigua had two hits, allowing him to finish over the Mendoza line on the season. His final .207 average ended up being his highest mark since his fourth game of the season.

Michael de la Cruz had a walk in this game, giving him ten base on balls in his last ten games. He had 13 in his first 45 games.

Reggie Cerda finished the season with no hits. Most of that can be blamed on his role as a third string catcher, but he did have 27 plate appearances.

DSL Pirates Prospect Watch

The DSL Pirates have completed their season. You can read our full season recap here, with reports on 41 different players. There is also a list of 12 players to watch, which can be found here.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    August 29, 2015 10:08 pm

    Other than Hayes, no one on that GCL team could hit with any consistency – their offense down the stretch was abysmal.

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