Found August 28, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-6, 2.90) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 0.00) - DNP

3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (3-2, 2.86) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.312) - DNP

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.325) - DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.274) - Low-A DL (UPDATE)

7. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (5-3, 1.99) - DNP

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (10-5, 2.56) - DNP

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (9-6, 3.82) - DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 0.98) - DNP

11. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.288) - State College DL (UPDATE)

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.230) - 1-for-3, BB

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.297) - 1-for-7

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.285) - 0-for-4

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.56) – DNP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.295) - 1-for-5, 2B

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (6-8, 4.50) - DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.278) - DNP

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (4-6, 4.90) - DNP

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 1.74) - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

 

DAILY SUMMARY Top Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (2-0, 1.69) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.295) – 4-for-6, 3B, HR

Home Runs: Dan Grovatt (9), Justin Howard (2), Dilson Herrera (1), Yunelky Adames (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Toledo 0

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (2-0, 1.69) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Brock Holt, SS (.415) – 3-for-4, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Duke Welker, RHP (2.51) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Alex Presley, CF (.315) – 3-for-5

Matt Hague, 1B (.286) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Akron 3, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (1-2, 4.01) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ramon Cabrera, C (.272) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Victor Black, RHP (1.74) – 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Ramon Cabrera is 15-for-39 in his last ten games, with six doubles and five walks. Heading in to tonight’s game he had a .343/.418/.457 line in 140 at-bats in the second half of the season. Tyler Waldron has allowed three earned runs in 17.2 innings over his last three starts, with an 11:7 K/BB ratio. Victor Black has a 1.74 ERA this year in 57 innings, with an 83:28 K/BB ratio.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 11, Fort Myers 10

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (3.81) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, DH (.295) – 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers

Dan Grovatt, LF (.255) – 2-for-2, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Andy Vasquez, RF (.257) – 2-for-3, 2B, 3B, BB, 4 RBI

Carlos Paulino, C (.254) – 3-for-4

Game Notes: Today is Justin Howard’s birthday, and he celebrated with his second homer of the year in game one. In game two he went 2-for-3 with a triple, making him 4-for-6 with a triple and a homer. Last year on his birthday he went 4-for-5. Dan Grovatt hit his ninth homer of the year.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 4, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Kaminska, RHP (1.69) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.295) – 2-for-3, 3B

Other Notable Performers

Kirk Singer, 3B (.249) – 2-for-3

Andy Vasquez, LF (.257) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Kirk Singer has five multi-hit games in his last seven games. Kyle Kaminska had given up one earned run in 13 starts over his previous two outings heading in to this start. All of his damage came in the third, and he left after the inning, presumably due to a single inning pitch limit.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was postponed.

 

A-: STATE COLLEGE SPIKES

Box Score

Result: Auburn 16, State College 4

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (3-3, 3.77) – 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Samuel Gonzalez, 1B (.228) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

D.J. Crumlich, 3B (.287) – 1-for-4, BB

Game Notes: D.J. Crumlich extended his hitting streak to eight games. He is 13-for-35 in his last ten games. Joely Rodriguez has given up 12 earned runs in 16.2 innings over his last four starts. He had given up 13 earned runs in 43 innings over nine starts prior to that. Infielder Jimmy Rider had to come on to pitch an inning due to the amount of pitchers that were used in the blowout.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

Box Score

Result: Pirates 5, Red Sox 2

Starting Pitcher: Jon Sandfort, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.444) – 3-for-5, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Eric Wood, 3B (.500) – 3-for-3, 2 2B, BB

Elvis Escobar, CF (.286) – 2-for-4, 3B

Cesar Lopez, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: The GCL Pirates won game one of the best of three GCL Championship series.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES1

Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Mets 0

Starting Pitcher: Oderman Rocha, RHP (1-0, 0.00) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yunelky Adames, RF (.571) – 2-for-3, HR, 4 RBI

Game Notes: The DSL Pirates advanced to the second round in the Dominican Summer League playoffs.


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