Prospect Watch: Quinn Priester Goes Five Innings in GCL Pirates Victory

P2 Top 30A 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 (Clay Holmes, Jacob Stallings, Kevin Newman and Bryan Reynolds), 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 (Travis MacGregor, Nick Burdi and Stephen Alemais), 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 2019 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, Indianapolis – 0-for-4, BB

3. Cole Tucker, SS, Indianapolis – 1-for-3, 2 BB

4. Oneil Cruz, SS, Altoona – DNP

5. Travis Swaggerty, CF, Bradenton – DNP

6. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – 0-for-4

7. Will Craig, 1B, Indianapolis – 2-for-5, 2B

8. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – 1-for-4, RBI

9. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

10. Calvin Mitchell, OF, Bradenton – DNP

11. Cody Bolton, RHP, Altoona – DNP

12. Tahnaj Thomas, RHP, Bristol – DNP

13. Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, Morgantown – DNP

14. Lolo Sanchez, CF, Bradenton – DNP

15. Pablo Reyes, Util, Indianapolis – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

16. Braeden Ogle, LHP, Bradenton – DNP

17. Michael Burrows, RHP, Morgantown – DNP

18. Jared Oliva, CF, Altoona – DNP

19. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, Greensboro – 0-for-3, BB

20. Max Kranick, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

21. Luis Escobar, RHP, Indianapolis –  1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO

22. Osvaldo Bido, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

23. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Indianapolis – 5.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

24. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Altoona – DNP

25. Aaron Shortridge, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

26. Blake Weiman, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

27. Steven Jennings, RHP, Greensboro – DNP

28. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

29. Jesus Liranzo, RHP, Altoona – DNP

30. Rodolfo Castro, 2B, Bradenton – DNP


Indianapolis lost 10-6 to Columbus. This game began at 9:30 PM due to a rain delay. Eduardo Vera got the start and allowed seven earned runs over 5.1 innings. He gave up three home runs. Vera left in the sixth with the bases loaded and Luis Escobar allowed all three inherited runners to score. Escobar stayed in for 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and three walks. Tyler Lyons took the eighth and allowed three runs (two earned) in his lone inning. JB Shuck took the ninth and tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

The offense was led by Christian Kelley, who hit his fourth home run and added a sacrifice fly. Pablo Reyes had two hits, a walk and two runs scored. He hit his 14th double. Will Craig hit a single and his 17th double. Cole Tucker reached base three times on a single and two walks. Erik Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts. He has a .555 OPS in 18 games. His rehab assignment ends on August 5th at the latest.

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Altoona had off on Monday.

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Bradenton had off on Monday.

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Greensboro lost 4-0 to Kannapolis. Noe Toribio made his first start for Greensboro and went six innings, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Three of those four hits he allowed were home runs. Toribio allowed two home runs in 30 innings with Morgantown this season. Yerry De Los Santos was out next and he lowered his ERA to 1.75 with two shutout innings on one hit, one walk and three strikeouts. He has 54 strikeouts in 36 innings. Michael LoPresti handled the ninth.

The offense was very quiet throughout the game. Jonah Davis had two hits, including his eighth double. A single by Connor Kaiser was the only other hit. Ji-Hwan Bae, Jack Herman and Zack Kone each drew a walk. Greensboro went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

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Morgantown had off on Monday.

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Bristol had off on Monday.

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The GCL Pirates won 5-2 over the Braves. Quinn Priester made his fifth start and went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. It’s the first time that he’s allowed more than one earned run. Priester now has a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings, with 24 strikeouts. Wilger Camacho followed with two shutout innings, then Jake Sweeney had a walk and three strikeouts in his lone inning. Will Basil came on for the save in the ninth and walked two batters, but needed a strikeout from Orsen Josephina to finish out the game.

Dylan Shockley had the big day on offense, collecting two doubles and driving in three runs. Daniel Amaral played his second rehab game and went 0-for-3, but he had a walk, HBP, two stolen bases and a run scored. Juan Pie had a single, walk and run scored. Jase Bowen hit his third triple and Jasiah Dixon hit his first triple, plus he scored two runs. Yoyner Fajardo stole his 14th base.

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The DSL Pirates1 lost 6-3 to the Rangers1. Listher Sosa had a strong start, throwing five shutout innings on two hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. He has given up just one run over his last 22 innings combined. Jarlin Yes took the loss with five runs (three earned) in one inning of work. Kevin Disla allowed an unearned run over 1.2 innings, before Eddison Polonia recorded the final out. The Pirates were hurt by five errors.

On offense, Darwin Baez had a big game, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. He hit two doubles, giving him 11 on the season. Juan Jerez hit his tenth double and scored two runs. Osvaldo Gavilan had a single, walk and run scored. Luis Tello had two singles and a HBP.

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The DSL Pirates2 beat the Mariners 5-3 to move to 41-8 on the season. Jorge Ramos got the start and went five shutout innings on three hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. He has a 2.55 ERA in 31.1 innings this season. Miguel Diaz allowed two runs over 2.2 innings, striking out five batters. Jose Amaya got the win (his eighth) with one run over 1.1 innings.

Jauri Custodio had the big hit in the game, bringing home two runs with a single in the eighth. He also had an RBI ground out. Carlos Arroyo had a single, double, run scored and an RBI. Deivis Nadal had a single, walk and two runs scored. Alexander Mojica had an eighth inning RBI on a pinch-hit sacrifice fly.

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