Prospect Watch: Full Slate of Games, With Jared Jones, Johan Oviedo, Kyle Nicolas and Bubba Chandler on the Mound

It’s one of the few remaining full slates today.  TBD was a late scratch from several games.

The FCL Pirates were supposed to play two, but after a 20 minute shower the teams decided to take two hours off and play one seven-inning game.  Yesterday’s rainout will be made up tomorrow with a seven-inning game at Pirate City, starting at noon or 1pm or whenever.

The Pirates have added their 15th-round pick, first baseman Josiah Sightler to the FCL roster, but he’s listed as “injured – full season,” so we won’t be seeing him for a long time.


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Game Time: 7:05pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Johan Oviedo

  • Final Line: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

  • Diego Castillo 1-4
  • Cal Mitchell 1-4
  • Jack Suwinski 0-3, BB
  • Travis Swaggerty 1-3, BB
  • Cody Bolton 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
  • Noe Toribio 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (54-56) lost to Iowa, 2-1.  Johan Oviedo made another brief start, giving up a run over two innings.  Cody Bolton and Noe Toribio did well in relief.  Bolton threw three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and fanning five.  Toribio worked two scoreless frames.  Cam Vieaux gave up the second run to take the loss.  The offense was mostly futility:  four singles, three walks and 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.  Diego Castillo, Cal Mitchell, Travis Swaggerty and Carter Bins.  Swaggerty drew a walk, making him the only hitter to reach twice.


Game Time: 6:00pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Nicolas

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Nick Gonzales 0-2, BB
  • Endy Rodriguez 1-3
  • Blake Sabol 2-3, 2B
  • Liover Peguero 2-3
  • Connor Scott 1-2, BB

Game Recap:

Altoona’s game with Harrisburg was suspended with the score 2-2, one on and nobody out in the top of the seventh.  It’ll be completed tomorrow.  Kyle Nicolas lasted five innings despite five walks.  He allowed three hits and two runs.  Blake Sabol and Liover Peguero led the hitters, each getting two hits.  Peguero had a two-run single in the first to account for the Altoona runs.  Sabol had a double, the Curve’s only extra base hit.  Connor Scott had a single and a walk.


Game Time: 7:00pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jared Jones

  • Final Line: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Jacob Gonzalez 3-5
  • Eli Wilson 2-4
  • Francisco Acuna 2-4, 2B, HR (4), 4 RBI, SB
  • Domingo Gonzalez 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Game Recap:

Greensboro (46-61) blew leads in the ninth and tenth, losing to Rome, 6-5.  The Hoppers had a tough task early, as Rome sent out a rehabbing Mike Soroka.  He fanned the first five hitters he faced and eight of the first nine.  He left after four, one-hit innings.  Things got better after that, as Greensboro picked up ten hits.  Francisco Acuna had a big day, driving in four runs with his fourth home run of the year and a double.  He also stole a base.  Jacob Gonzalez had three hits and Eli Wilson two.  The Hoppers fanned 15 times and drew no walks.  Jared Jones had a good start, giving up two runs over five innings.  He walked none and fanned five, but he also hurt himself by hitting consecutive batters in the third.  Domingo Gonzalez followed with three scoreless innings.  Eddy Yean then blew up the game.  He lost a two-run lead in the ninth on a two-out walk and a pair of singles.  After the Hoppers got the free runner home in the top of the tenth, Yean allowed three hits in the bottom half, resulting in two runs and a loss.


Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Bubba Chandler

  • Final Line: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

  • Jack Brannigan 1-3, BB, SB
  • Juan Jerez 1-3, BB
  • Wyatt Hendrie 2-4
  • Norkis Marcos 2-3, 2B, HR (4), BB
  • Anthony Solometo 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Game Recap:

A couple weeks I suggested yinz should try to guess who’d get the next two-home-run game.  If you guessed Norkis Marcos, you should go to the racetrack now.  Marcos drove in three with his third and fourth dingerz of the year and Bradenton (57-51) shut out Tampa, 6-0.  Wyatt Hendrie had two singles and two RBIs.  Tres Gonzalez, Jack Brannigan and Tanner Tredaway also got into the game.  Gonzalez was 1-for-5, Brannigan was 1-for-3 with an RBI single, and Tredaway was 0-for-3 with a walk.  Bubba Chandler and Anthony Solometo combined on the shutout, going four innings and five, respectively.  They each gave up three hits.  Chandler walked one and struck out three.  Solometo walked nobody and fanned four.


Game Time: 10:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Bladimir Dotel

  • Final Line: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Notable Performances:

  • Javier Rivas 1-3, 2B
  • Derek Diamond 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Ryan Velazquez 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K
  • Elijah Birdsong 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Game Recap:

The FCL Pirates (28-20) got blanked by the Rays, 4-0.  The game started in a light rain, which gave Bladimir Dotel a lot of trouble and the ball appeared to be slipping out of his hand.  The game was stopped with two on in the bottom of the first, then was delayed for two hours after the rain stopped.  (The game also started half an hour late, for no apparent reason.  FCL games take place in their own odd corner of reality.)  Anyway, Dotel didn’t come back after the delay and one of his runners scored.  Joaquin Tejada gave up three in the second, two scoring after he left.  Several recent pickups made appearances.  Sixth-round pick Derek Diamond and non-drafted free agent Ryan Velazquez made their pro debuts, and 18th-rounder Elijah Birdsong made his second appearance.  Each worked a scoreless inning.  Velazquez’ inning was interesting.  He faced four batters and let three reach, on a hit and two walks.  Two of them, though, were caught stealing, including an attempted steal of home.  The offense just didn’t show.  A double by Javier Rivas was the only hit.  Termarr Johnson went 0-for-2 with a walk.


Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Luis Joseph

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

Notable Performances:

  • Daje Morales 1-3
  • Angel Rodriguez 1-3
  • July Vittini 1-2

Game Recap:

The Black team (25-29) lost to the NYY Bombers, 3-2.  Each team had only three hits, but the Pirates’ pitchers walked ten in just seven innings.  Four different pitchers walked 2-3 batters each.  Starter Luis Joseph gave up one run, Lewys Guzman gave up an unearned run and Diego Chiquillo allowed the third run, costing him the loss.  The Pirates’ offense consisted of singles by Daje Morales, Angel Rodriguez and July Vittini, and two walks.  Nobody reached more than once.


Game Time: 11:00am

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Isaias Uribe

  • Final Line: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Juan Machado 1-2, BB, HBP, SB
  • Yordany De Los Santos 1-1, 2B, HBP, SF, SB
  • Ruben Vizcaya 1-2, BB, SB
  • Luis C. Gonzalez 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Game Recap:

The Gold team (38-15) blanked the Mariners, 4-0, on one hit.  Starter Isaias Uribe fanned five over three innings, and gave up the only hit.  Yojeiry Osoria worked one inning and Luis C. Gonzalez finished the last three, striking out four.  The good guys had only four hits and got much of their offense from Yordany De Los Santos and Juan Machado.  De Los Santos had a double, a sac fly and a hit batsman, and drove in two.  Machado scored two on the strength of a single, a walk and a hit batsman.  Ruben Vizcaya had a single and a walk, and scored a run.  De Los Santos, Machado and Vizcaya each had a steal, their 11th, 16th and 13th, respectively.

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Just noticed for the first time all year that they basically have Bolton on a 5-day rotation in spite of use as a pure reliever.

Bummer to see April control gains by Nicolas evaporate.


Hoping he can regain that pre-injury form because I have pretty solid expectations for him if he can


mlb pipeline updated top 100, kinda sad to see that endy didnt push his way up, though i know the top 100 lists really dont mean a whole lot. Added 2, 10, 14, and 15 for the org top 30 in the draft

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I guess the GOOD news is he moved behind Nicky G who is on Top 100, and was bumped to a 50 FV. Bubba’s FV didn’t actually change, but Burrows bumped to 50 FV


Great outing for 19 year olds Chandler and Solometo going 9 shutout innings at Tampa, the 2nd place team. BRD needed an opening game like that. Now they turn the pitching over to the IFA’s – 20 year olds Chen and Jimenez, 21 year olds Peralta and Del Rosario, and 22 year old Linarez. Very nice group of SP’s.

Jared Jones, who just turned 21, did very well matching up against Mike Soroka at A+.

The system is getting stronger.


Yean just flat out sucks.


A beneficiary of the Great Prospect Inflation of 2020. “best teenage arm in baseball” was literally said. My goodness.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

The play that Andres Alvarez just made at 3B. My goodness. He laid full out for a grounder, and still got the runner by a solid margin.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

That was a pretty swing by Peggy for 2-run single. MOAR of that.

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Derek Diamond Debut!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

This FCL games is making me sad. And I’m not even able to watch it.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Shame that probably kills their chances to at least catch the FCL Red Sox for the final playoff spot


Tank getting any closer to a rehab assignment?

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Velazquez and Loeschorn activated for FCL. Walsh and Nielson moved up to Bradenton


where’s harrington  😡 


Holding out on us? I still have no idea what the kid looks like.


Fact checkers say this is false information.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Better not get rained out. Division is on the line with the double Rays day.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)


I envy your opportunity to watch so much fun young baseball!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

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