Daily Video Rundown: Geovanny Planchart, Rodolfo Nolasco, Nick Gonzales

Welcome to the Pirates Prospects daily video rundown, where we pull some of the top videos of the Pittsburgh Pirates across the internet.

Daily Video Rundown

Geovanny Planchart

Making the jump from the Florida Complex League this season, Geovanny Planchart hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts with Bradenton. The Venezuelan born catcher has a slash of just .217/.357/.217 so far but did record his first RBI of the season, adding another run in the eventual Marauder blowout.

Rodolfo Nolasco

Another player making the jump from the FCL to Bradenton struggling in the early goings, we finally got to see some of that power potential from Rodolfo Nolasco on Tuesday night. The outfielder entered the game 7-for-46 on the season, but was able to add three hits to that total, all of which went for extra-bases.

He hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth, displaying his power with a shot to deep right center. Nolasco also added two doubles, including this one that had the look of yet another home run.

Nick Gonzales

The first draft pick of the Ben Cherington era, Nick Gonzales is another name off to a slow start, making the jump from Greensboro to Double-A Altoona this year. He’s batting just .196, and although he’s drawing a lot of walks (.403 OBP), he is striking out a ton.

He also hasn’t hit for the same power he did last year, which isn’t overly a huge surprise playing the majority of his games at the hitter friendly confines in Greensboro.

Gonzales did hit his fourth extra-base hit of the season Tuesday, an RBI double against Akron.

Tsung-Che Cheng

Like Planchart and Nolasco, Tsung-Che Cheng made the jump from the FCL to Bradenton this year, but unlike them he has gotten off to a great start.

After Tuesday’s performance, Cheng owns a slash of .305/.391/.492, hitting his second home run of the season.

Bonus: Jack Suwinski

Not a minor league highlight, but Jack Suwinski was rewarded for earning Pirates Prospects Player of the Week honors by getting called up and making his major league debut on Tuesday, collecting a base hit in his final at-bat of the game.

Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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