For the last entry from Pirates instructs, I’ll run through a number of players that caught my eye for different reasons, lightning-round style.
I saw Mel Rojas Jr. and Gift Ngoepe a good bit during the FSL regular season, and both will flash big league potential at times but had some struggles at the plate. Ngoepe is a great story as a South African-born, 5’10, 180 pound switch...
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, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) - Promoted to Indianapolis
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 0.00) - DNP
3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (3-2, 2.86) - DNP
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 mid-season update.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.94) - 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.09) - DNP
3. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.311) - 1-for-3, SB
Everyone in action.
Buffalo 11, Indianapolis 6 – Justin Wilson started and gave up 4 runs in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 1. Bryan Morris gave up 3 runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Evan Meek struck out the side in a scoreless inning. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 4 with a double and a walk. Matt Hague went 1 for 3 with a double and 2 walks. Jake Fox was 2 for 4...
From Press Release
2009-10 Mohawk outfielder Mel Rojas Jr was added to the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League roster on March 12. He appeared in the Pirates spring training game that same day going 0 for 2. Rojas was a key member of both the 2009 and 2010 Mohawk's championship teams. He was a 3rd round selection of the Pirates in 2010 out of Wabash CC but stayed with the Mohawks...