Prospect Watch: Swaggerty, Fraizer Have Big Days, at Last

Some struggling hitters came through tonight, but Matt Gorski didn’t go deep.  Bradenton was rained out and will try to play two tomorrow.

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Indianapolis Indians

Game Time: 7:05pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Trey McGough

  • Final Line: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Notable Performances:

  • Ji-Hwan Bae 3-4, HR (4)
  • Kevin Newman 1-3, 2B
  • Cal Mitchell 1-4
  • Mason Martin 1-4, HR (7)
  • Canaan Smith-Njigba 1-4, 2B
  • Travis Swaggerty 2-3, 3B, HR (2)
  • Cam Alldred 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Yerry De Los Santos 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (20-18) beat Toledo, 5-2.  Travis Swaggerty had a much-needed sort of day, with a triple and his second longball of the year.  That added 95 point to his OPS.  Ji-Hwan Bae had three hits, including his fourth home run.  Mason Martin added a two-run shot, his seventh homer.  Kevin Newman continued his rehab as DH, hitting a double in three times up.  Canaan Smith-Njigba also had a double.  Cole Tucker’s apparent slide into obscurity continued, as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.  Trey McGough had the sort of start you don’t see much any more, throwing four shutout innings with no walks or strikeouts.  Cam Alldred followed with two shutout innings and Yerry De Los Santos retired six straight for the save, striking out half of them.  In between, Aaron Fletcher gave up the two runs, which is fitting if you recall what happened in the Pirates’ game tonight.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Altoona Curve

Game Time: 6:00pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Mike Burrows

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Notable Performances:

  • Andres Alvarez 1-4, SF
  • Nick Gonzales 1-3, 2 BB, SB
  • Liover Peguero 2-5, 3B
  • Tucupita Marcano 2-2, 2B, 3 BB
  • Matt Fraizer 3-5, HR (2), 4 RBI
  • Connor Scott 2-3, 3B, BB

Game Recap:

Altoona (17-20) piled up 13 hits and seven walks, and hammered Richmond, 12-4.  Matt Fraizer had a big day, with two singles, his second home run and four RBIs.  Tucpita Marcano reached base five times on a single, double and three walks.  Connor Scott and Nick Gonzales each reached three times, Scott on a single, triple and walk, Gonzales (288/362/458 in May) on a single and two walks.  Liover Peguero had a single and a triple, and Brendt Citta drove in three.  Andres Alvarez had only a single and a sacrifice fly.  Mike Burrows had a typical start, giving up just a run and two hits over five innings, while fanning six.  Bear Bellomy continued to struggle, allowing the other three runs.  Will Kobos threw two scoreless innings.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Greensboro Grasshoppers

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Florencio

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Endy Rodriguez 2-4, HR (5)
  • Matt Gorski 1-3, 2B, BB
  • Jacob Gonzalez 1-4
  • Sammy Siani 2-4, HR (4)
  • Maikol Escotto 0-4, 3 K

Game Recap:

Greensboro (15-21) got shelled by Bowling Green, 10-4.  Adrian Florencio’s rough season continued, as he allowed four runs over three innings.  Ricky DeVito oddly had the exact same line as Florencio; they even gave up one homer apiece.  Garrett Leonard allowed the last two runs.  Matt Gorski had only a double and a walk this time, but Endy Rodriguez and Sammy Siani had longballs, their fifth and fourth, respectively.  They were also the only players with two hits.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Minor League Season Preview: 2022 Bradenton Marauders

Game Time: Rained Out

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Po-Yu Chen (0-2, 4.62)

  • Final Line: Stat lines will be added after the game.

Notable Performances:

  • Stats for the top performers will be posted after the game.

Game Recap:

See above.

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NMR

Endy Rodriguez quietly having the best month out of all the top bat prospects?

Totally off my radar that he tuned it up to .318/.464/.682 while walking almost as much as he’s striking out since the beginning of the month. Hell of an adjustment from April!

NMR

Gonzales (288/362/458 in May)”

Even more extreme, he was hitting .103/.188/.138 for the first 10 days of the month and .467/.514/.767 for the second 10.

Couple good series can still do wonders this time of year!

tedwins

Lot of positive stuff going on in the minors, I tend to focus on Bae, but there are a phalnx of guys really performing, hope runs eternal👏👏👍👍

jon6er

Bae is fun to watch and he’s showing some real pop in his bat.

emjayinTN

I try to ignore the waiver wonders versus the kids who have worked their ways through the system, but the maxim of good pitching wins and bad pitching loses is hard to ignore. The Pirate future is brighter with kids like Burrows, McGough, Alldred, Toribio, Matson, De Los Santos, Nicolas, and Stratton. And, enthused about Cody Bolton.

Matson was a Rule 5, Nicolas came via trade, but I think all the rest have worked their way through our system.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I wanted Chase Silseth last draft 😭😭

emjayinTN

A 2021 11th rounder and the Angels had him in AA the same year? Not many teams would be that aggressive.

agent00

certainly not the pirates. they are the opposite of aggressive.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I know. But I still like to think he’d be succeeding and maybe at least promoted to AA by now here lol while knowing he’d probably still be in Greensboro

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Swaggerty finally with a nice game. Go on a hit streak!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

In Pittsburgh?! Sweet!!! Lol

jedeweese

Cole Tucker = Erik Gonzalez

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

He actually makes me feel better that some of these kids in Indy will succeed in majors cause they’re already so much better than he is.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

How dare you! Erik is batting 200 for the Marlins right now lol

1979andCounting

EGon was hitting .392 / .943 OPS in AAA. This is perhaps the BEST example of the huge leap between AAA and MLB. Just soooooo few guys can make the jump.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I still think back to Brault’s AAA season, when he was the AAA starter for the All Star game.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I guess McGough still getting stretched out? Only 54 pitches through 4 IP

agent00

another hit for gorski

someday he’ll be in altoona

maybe

PirateRican21

Maybe he and Citta could switch places.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Indy going off this inning. Mason hitting MOAR BOMBS!!!

steve_zielinski

I’ve been under the weather. So I need to ask: Is Cruz injured?

jon6er

They’re wasting at bats in Indy now with Tucker and Newman so Cruz has to sit.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Don’t believe so. Probably rest day

steve_zielinski

Thanks

agent00

it sure is infuriating playing a tampa team. they’re always so damn good

jedeweese

That one slipped – but overall an impressive start by Burrows

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

We might see another brawl. Burrows smoked the batter in the face. Unintentional, but guy squared to bunt and boom

jedeweese

BAEwatch!

PirateRican21

Did you say…….

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Bae wants to make the rundown again already. First pitch he sees is gone

jedeweese

Scott and Gonzales

agent00

fraizer with a home run!

agent00

this alvarez dude really came out of nowhere after 2020 and just hit since then. very interesting

jedeweese

With the current “strength” of the catching in Pittsburgh, and no apparent catcher of promise on the Farm (cough*Sabel*cough). What would it take in trade (and who) would you look to target?

agent00

i’m not sure of that’s an indictment on the pirates developmental system or not  😂 

skliesen

Happy Donkey Day!

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