Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham Returns to Indianapolis; Dario Agrazal Returns to Altoona

P2 Top 30

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Colin Moran, Nick Kingham, Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. 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 more active prospects on the list. Rankings are from our updated 2018 Mid-Season Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Mitch Keller, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

2. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Altoona – 1-for-4

3. Cole Tucker, SS, Altoona – 0-for-2, 2 BB

4. Oneil Cruz, SS, West Virginia – DNP

5. Travis Swaggerty, CF, Morgantown – DNP

6. Shane Baz, RHP, Bristol – DNP

7. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – 1-for-3, BB

8. Kevin Newman, SS, Indianapolis – 0-for-4,  BB

9. Calvin Mitchell, OF, West Virginia – DNP

10. Luis Escobar, RHP, Altoona – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

12. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Altoona – 1-for-3, BB

13. Jordan Luplow, LF, Pirates – In Majors

14. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – 1-for-5, RBI

15. Will Craig, 1B, Altoona – 1-for-4

16. Nick Burdi, RHP, Altoona – DNP

17. Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

18. Travis MacGregor, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

19. Braeden Ogle, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

20. Lolo Sanchez, CF, West Virginia – DNP

21. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

22. Jared Oliva, CF, Bradenton – DNP

23. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

24. Cody Bolton, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

25. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

26. Dario Agrazal, RHP, Altoona –  6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

27. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona – 1-for-4, 2B

28. Max Kranick, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

29. Sherten Apostel, 3B, Bristol – DNP

30. Mason Martin, 1B, Bristol – DNP


Indianapolis won 4-3 over Lehigh Valley.

Nick Kingham was back in Indianapolis for the first time since late June. He went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, two walks and two hit batters. Kingham had two strikeouts and threw 50 of 79 pitches for strikes. Jesus Liranzo threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. He now has a 3.00 ERA in Triple-A, with a 1.19 WHIP, a .165 BAA and 38 strikeouts in 36 innings. Damien Magnifico gave up an eighth inning run, and Michael Feliz tossed a scoreless ninth, with one hit, no walks and no strikeouts.

Indianapolis got a walk-off win in the ninth inning. After Eric Wood hit his 20th double, Jason Martin brought him home with a single. Despite the hit, Martin is currently in a 4-for-44 slump. A day after hitting for the cycle, Kevin Newman went 0-for-4 with a walk, while Jacob Stallings was on the bench with Ryan Lavarnway in his place. Lavarnway would end up missing the cycle by a triple, hitting his 17th double and ninth homer.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Altoona lost 2-1 to Trenton.

After making three starts in Bradenton, Dario Agrazal returned to Altoona for his first Double-A start since May 24th. He threw 11 shutout innings total for Bradenton (including the game wiped away due to rain where he threw three innings). Agrazal went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. Tate Scioneaux followed with two scoreless innings.

The Curve had a great chance to win this game in the eighth, or at least take the lead at that point. They put two men on with one out for Tyler Gaffney, who ripped an RBI single that scored Stephen Alemais. Logan Hill went to third on the hit, and Gaffney advanced to second base on a throwing error. After Cole Tucker walked to load the bases, Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a line drive to second base, which was caught and ended up as a double play to end the inning. Tucker had two walks in the game. Alemais hit a double. Bryan Reynolds had a single and a walk.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bradenton lost 3-2 to Charlotte.

The Marauders had their chances to score, with three walks and seven hits, including three doubles. They got back-to-back doubles from Mitchell Tolman and Jason Delay to start the second inning, but that rally died quickly. In the seventh, they got a single from Adrian Valerio, a wild pitch and a single from Bligh Madris to score the run. Madris had two hits in the game and an outfield assist. Albert Baur had a single and a walk. Hunter Owen had a double and a walk.

Mike Wallace got the start and went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. He had a 9:5 GO/AO ratio and he threw 48 of his 72 pitches for strikes. Blake Weiman handled the final two innings and faced the minimum.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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West Virginia had their game rained out. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Morgantown lost 3-2 to State College.

Nicholas Economos got the start and was strong through five innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts. That’s a new career high for strikeouts for Economos, who was a 2015 draft pick. He had previously rung up a high of five batters on six occasions. Miguel Hernandez followed and gave up one run over two innings. Will Gardner came out next and and went 1.2 innings, but lost the game on a walk-off passed ball (unearned run).

On offense, both Daniel Amaral and Jhoan Herrera went 2-for-4 with a single and a double. Amaral also picked up an outfield assist. Connor Kaiser had an RBI single and Edison Lantigua drove in the other run on a sacrifice fly.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Bristol had their game rained out. They will play a doubleheader on Sunday.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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The GCL Pirates had off on Wednesday.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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The DSL Pirates1 lost 14-3 to the Cubs1.

Starlyn Reynoso got the start and cruised through the first two innings before things went bad in the third. He recorded two outs in the third, but not before giving up three runs on two hits and three walks. Wilger Camacho came out and gave up a single to allow two inherited runners to score, pinning five earned runs total on Reynoso. Camacho threw 2.1 scoreless innings. Bryan Torres returned after missing his start last week and gave up a run over two innings. Things got ugly in the eighth, as both Miguel Peralta and Jordy Ortega allowed four runs in the inning.

The Pirates had seven hits in the game from seven different players. Daniel Rivero had a single, walk and an RBI. Carlos Arroyo had a double, run scored and an RBI. Rayvi Rodriguez had a triple, walk and two runs scored.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

The DSL Pirates2 won 9-5 over the Royals2.

Braham Rosario got the start and went 5.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. He now has a 1.37 ERA in 39.1 innings, with 34 strikeouts, a .194 BAA and a 1.09 WHIP. Today’s game was his longest outing of the season. Luis Peralta followed and gave up four runs over two innings. Yeison Santos finished things off with 1.2 scoreless.

Matthew Mercedes and Ivan Rosario each drove in two runs without picking up a hit. Mercedes had two walks. Rosario stole two bases to give him seven steals on the season. Angel Basabe had two hits and three strikeouts in five plate appearances. He stole his sixth base. Daniel Angulo had two hits, two runs scored, a walk and his third stolen base. Ronaldo Paulino had a single, two walks, an RBI and two runs scored. Fleury Nova and Mariano Dotel each stole their 11th base.

The Pirates2 were eliminated from the playoff race yesterday.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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