Prospect Watch: Seven Games Scheduled, But Altoona Rained Out

Henry Davis started his rehab with the FCL Pirates and Brennan Malone started the game.  Aaron Shortridge started his rehab from Tommy John with Bradenton.  And the weather washed out a Mike Burrows start, which is totally uncalled for.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Prospect Watch: Mojica and Polanco Lead FCL Pirates to Victory; DSL Pirates Both Drop Opener

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

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Game Time: 7:05pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jerad Eickhoff

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

  • Oneil Cruz 1-3, 2 BB
  • Canaan Smith-Njigba 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI
  • Ji-Hwan Bae 2-5
  • Mason Martin 1-4, 2B, 2 BB
  • Rodolfo Castro 1-5, HR (3)
  • Cam Alldred 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (27-26) scored five in the first and outlasted Columbus, 9-6.  Canaan Smith-Njigba, possibly taking a cue from some recent promotions, had a double, two singles and three RBIs.  Ji-Hwan Bae had two hits and Oneil Cruz reached three times on a single and two walks.  Rodolfo Castro belted his third AAA home run and Mason Martin had a two-run double.  The Indians picked up nine walks, three to Hoy Park.  Starter Jerad Eickhoff gave up four runs but lasted five innings, and four relievers each worked one inning.  Cam Alldred and Eric Hanhold each gave up a run.  Austin Brice struck out the side in the ninth to get the save.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

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Game Time: Postponed

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Mike Burrows (3-1, 2.36)

  • 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:

Game rained out.  The teams will try to play two tomorrow.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

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Game Time: 7:00pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Florencio

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

  • Yoyner Fajardo 1-3, 2 BB, SB
  • Dariel Lopez 1-4
  • Abrahan Gutierrez 0-3, BB
  • Endy Rodriguez 0-3, BB

Game Recap:

Greensboro (22-29) lost to Winston-Salem, 3-2.  Adrian Florencio continued his rough season, giving up the three runs over three innings.  He’s now 1-8.  Greensboro had only five hits, all singles.  Yoyner Fajardo reached base three times on a hit and two walks, and stole a base.  Maikol Escotto went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, dropping him to .168.  Since the beginning of May, he’s 10-for-81 (.123) with 31 whiffs.  The bullpen at least did well, with Santiago Florez, Logan Hofmann and Cam Junker combining for five scoreless innings, with one hit allowed.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

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Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Shortridge

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Notable Performances:

  • Rodolfo Nolasco 1-4, 3B
  • Valentin Linarez 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Game Recap:

Bradenton (23-29) lost to Clearwater, 4-2.  Aaron Shortridge made his first post-Tommy John appearance, working three scoreless innings on 34 pitches, 26 strikes.  He gave up three hits and struck out one.  Valentin Linarez followed with a good outing, giving up a run over four innings, and fanning five.  Jack Hartman had a rough time, giving up two runs while recording just two outs.  Cristian Charle gave up the last run.  The Marauders’ offense produced just five hits and whiffed 14 times.  Rodolfo Nolasco drove in one run with a triple and Jase Bowen drove in the other run.

RK: FCL PIRATES

Game Time: Noon

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Brennan Malone

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Notable Performances:

  • Henry Davis 0-3, HBP
  • Enmanuel Terrero 1-5
  • Shalin Polanco 0-5
  • Jeral Toledo 3-5, 2 2B
  • Jesus Castillo 2-5
  • Owen Kellington 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

The FCL Pirates (2-0) scored seven in the top of the ninth to blow open a seesaw game with the Twins and secure a 12-6 win.  The game featured the appearances of various secretive individuals.  Brennan Malone made his season debut as the starter and threw three innings.  It wasn’t too bad, as he fanned four, but he gave up three doubles and three runs.  Two of the latter were unearned.  Henry Davis started his rehab, catching the first six innings.  He went hitless at the plate and, naturally, got hit with a pitch.  He left for a pinch runner, although that may have been the plan anyway, so hopefully there’s no injury.  Owen Kellington made his first pro appearance.  He worked one scoreless inning, but gave up three hits and two runs in his second inning.  Braylon Bishop made his season debut, entering late as the right fielder and getting a single in his only time up.

A lot of the offense came from infielders Jeral Toledo and Jesus Castillo.  Toledo had a single and two doubles, scored three runs and drove in two.  Castillo had two hits and three RBIs.  As an aside, the sometime-infield on this team is worth watching.  Meaning Toledo, Castillo and Javier Rivas, who didn’t start but entered late and hit a single.  They all started yesterday and all three look like legit shortstops, particularly Rivas and Toledo.  The bats will be the big question for them.  Esmerlyn Valdez didn’t get a hit but scored three times.  Ronny Sanchez had a double, the only extra base hit besides Toledo’s.  Yoelvis Reyes threw two scoreless innings to close out the game.  Enmanuel De Los Santos, who’s been able to pitch very little since signing back in 2018, had some control issues when he first got in.  He walked four, but got through two innings with only one run allowed.

RK: DSL PIRATES BLACK

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Isaias Uribe

  • Final Line: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

  • Wesley Zapata 2-4, 2B, BB
  • Kelvin Diaz 2-3, 2B, HBP
  • Robert De Paula 3-5, 2B, 2 HR (2), 4 RBI
  • Ewry Espinal 1-2, 2B, 3 BB
  • Rodolfo De La Cruz 3-4, 2B, HBP

Game Recap:

The DSL Black team (1-1) won a slugfest over the Rockies, 14-8 (in a seven-inning game).  Big days were had by many.  Robert De Paula (19 — I’m going to put some ages in here because they’re relevant) had a very big game, with a double, two dingerz, three runs and four RBIs.  Kelvin Diaz (19) had a single and double, a hit batsman, three runs and two RBIs.  Rodolfo De La Cruz (18) had a double and two singles, and drove in three.  Wesley Zapata (18) had a single, double and a walk, and Ewry Espinal (19) had a double and three walks.  Isaias Uribe started but got only four outs.  Yoerys Hernandez gave up one run but got the win.  Lewys Guzman had a rough time, allowing three runs while recording two outs.  Adolfo Oviedo (17) did the best of the pitchers, fanning four over two scoreless innings.  Reyson Santos got the last four outs.

RK: DSL PIRATES GOLD

Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Pitterson Rosa

  • Final Line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Notable Performances:

  • Yordany De Los Santos 1-4
  • John Zorilla 0-3, BB
  • Carlos Tirado 1-2, BB

Game Recap:

The Gold team (1-1) beat the Cubs Red, 4-3.  The good guys used up all their whiffs for the next month yesterday, so they had only four today.  That worked better, as they had six hits and six walks.  The hits were all singles and nobody had more than one.  Yordany De Los Santos (17), after a rough debut yesterday, got his first pro hit and managed to strike out only once.  He and Carlos Tirado (17) had the only two RBIs.  Pitterson Rosa (17) had a nice pro debut with two scoreless innings.  Keneth Quintanilla gave up two runs over three innings.  Rafael Mendez worked the final two, allowing one run.

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roberto

One FCL game and Davis gets hit by a pitch? Is Jason Kendall available for consultations about avoiding injury? He’s the Bucs’ leader in HBP.

joebaseball

Get out the old Barry Bonds armour he used to wear each at bat. Did he have this problem before he was drafted? Is he standing too close in the box?

mpg43952

Heavenly Father, if You could grant me one blessing, I’d love to see Joelvis & Yoelvis pitch in the same big league game for the Bucs! I’ll trade the total consciousness on my deathbed thing.

agent00

surely they can find someone better than eickhoff to pitch

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Is it wrong I silently cheer when he gives up runs? knowing full well they’ll give him an opportunity before others?

agent00

 😂  no i get it

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Ooo, finally Jack Hartman

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

95-96 consistently.

Breaking balls not fooling hitters.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

That was a nice one for the K

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’m expecting a Florencio injury or Developmental List move in the coming days

JimEastTennessee

overdue 🙁

AdministrativeSky236

Indy rolling early!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Ooo, I thought Nolasco got all of that. Almost a HR, but got a triple out of it.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Forgot Mitchell Tolman is on Columbus, and having a rather solid season

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Nadal looks real smooth at SS

agent00

i really want him to pan out, just because of the name

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Do you have a favorite seat, and was that seat perfectly selected just out of CF camera frame? Lol

agent00

how is his velocity?

agent00

hmmmm not ideal

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

That’s about his usual, IIRC. Though, again IIRC, he actually saw an uptick to 93-94 before getting hurt

agent00

yeah…i thought he threw a bit harder before he got hurt. maybe it just takes time to get the velocity back

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

But he’s the most playery of player coaches!!

TNBucs

Maddon is the most overrated manager in baseball. TB kept winning without him, the Cubs became the dynasty that never was, and he’s done no better with the loaded Angels roster than his predecessors.

Of course in his post-firing comments, he took no responsibility for their struggles and claims that if they had asked the players and coaches, all would have said he was doing a good job. He’s also the most arrogant manager I know of.

roberto

Luck, as in bad?

robertkasperski

I see Pirates Gold in the Dominican had a much better day at the plate. Cut down the SO by 12 today. Making some contact and won a game 🙂

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

3-0 on the day. Let’s go for the organizational sweep today

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Robert De Paula having himself a day

agent00

is he a prospect? 19 and still in the dsl, doesn’t sound too promising. but he’s off to a nice start this year

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Well, looks like he wants to come stateside. I did a search and found the reports from when he signed. Looks like it mostly just spoke on his raw power, and maybe it’s finally maturing?

KirkV12

Do we know what the roster is for FCL yet? I haven’t seen Chandler or Lonnie White anywhere and I’m very impatient to follow those guys!

AdministrativeSky236

Lonnie white is on the IL right now

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Bish single!!!! He’s arrived!!!!!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Bish enters the game

agent00

kellington getting hit around in his second inning

agent00

davis hit by pitch lol. cmon man

Scrappy2499

Does he just crowd the plate to much so that either he hits the ball or the ball hits him? Either way he finds his way on base…I would prefer that he stops getting hit though lol.

mpg43952

Jesus wept.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

We’d know how bad it was, if we HAD OUR FCL CONSULTANT!!!!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

That being said, irrelevant and far ahead, there is a high probability I finally make it back to Bradenton for ST next year.

john_fluharty

I would love to get back at some point. Been at least 10 years since I’ve been there.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I wanna say 2016 was last time I went?

agent00

just wrap him in bubble wrap at this point!

roberto

Didn’t see this part of the discussion. My bad. I still think Kendall should be a HBP consultant for Davis.

robertkasperski

You just brought back a stinky memory. My oldest broke a bone in his hand. Was playing soccer during indoor season. Could play with the cast wrapped. One coach said “Hey, lets use bubble wrap!” His arm stunk like hell from the sweat for weeks after that. My wife the nurse tried dumping all kinds of stuff down the cast to no avail….

agent00

sorry to hear that  😅 

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I was just about to say. You’ve got to be kidding me. And I hope it was an expected PR swap, and not cause he’s actually injured. Again.

agent00

i hope so too. like god damn. this is absurd lol

TNBucs

Good to see DSL Gold cut way down on their K’s. And evidently a very nice first inning for Kellington.

TNBucs

Not a good second inning, but oh well. At least he made an appearance. Glad to see Bishop get off on the right foot.

agent00

where is bishop and chandler  😭 

AdministrativeSky236

Huge FCL roster and talk that this regime is going to prioritize off the field work at times vs in game experience… wonder if that might be common for players that have specific growth or improvement to prioritize? Still way too early to tell

agent00

i guess. i just want to see them in game action!

agent00

oh look there’s bishop

AdministrativeSky236

Owen kellington sighting!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Where’s our at the field videographer?

PirateRican21

But the butterflies love lantanas.

AdministrativeSky236

Malone has given up 3 doubles in 2 innings to start the year…

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

At this point, I’m just happy he got through 3 IP

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I got too distracted by Tuesday Drop.

We’re going to see a lot of the Phillies this week, and of who’s healthy, it’s mostly “meh”, but Reading catcher Logan O’Hoppe was recently added to Baseball America Top 100.

Indy vs Columbus should be exciting, although Arias and Jones are hurt.

Greensboro pitcher’s could have a nice week

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

And Threshers just put Hae Yu Lee on 7-Day IL. So, that’s 5 of the 8 listed Top 30 for the Threshers hurt lol

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Just saw that Nolan Jones was activated. So he’s a go for Clippers.

AdministrativeSky236

Henry davis batting second and catching in the fcl

AdministrativeSky236

Cant seem to find links for the dsl games this morning, anyone have any luck?

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Bookmark this site, which will lead to all the different rookie leagues

https://www.milb.com/about/rookie

kja1970

Here is one of them. You should be able to get the others by scanning the scores as the top

https://www.milb.com/gameday/dsl-pit-black-vs-dsl-rockies/2022/06/07/712093#game_state=live,game_tab=,game=712093

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

According to MiLB Transactions, Tank has been assigned to FCL. So, he might begin his rehab assignment today.

jon6er

Looking forward to him getting his timing back and keeping the prospect train moving. Hoping to see Swags debut tonight but with DS who knows.

PirateRican21

Tough lefty to debut against!

jon6er

Yeah I guess that’s why Marcano is sitting for Chang at 2nd and Chavis is the only other right hander so it’s either Chavis and Chang on the field and Swaggerty sitting. Pick your poison, lol.

jon6er

Looking for a bounce back game from Burrows.

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