Pirates

Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
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The 2011 WPIAL and PIAA Baseball/Softball Playoffs were marked by some dominant pitching performances.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- Remember the name Colton Cain because he’s a player that could be a future member of the Pirates rotation.

Cain is a left-handed pitcher that the Pirates selected in the 2009 draft. Cain was prepared to play college baseball at Texas but the Pirates offered him a big deal.

I can envision a future rotation of Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Luis Heredia, Stetson Allie and Colton Cain.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

West Virginia (Low A) beat Hickory, 1-0:
*SP Colton Cain: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K’s (Lowers ERA to 3.04)
*RP Zachary Fuesser: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s (2.20 ERA)
*RP Victor Black: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (Pirates 2009 1st round supplemental pick)
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr: 2-4, double (.259 average)
*SS Andrew Maggi: 4-4 (.257 average)

Indianapolis (Triple A) beat Lehigh Valley:
*RF Alex Presley: 4-5, double, RBI, SB (#18) (.338 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 HR’s, 4 RBI (#39) (.316 average)
*2B Josh Rodrguez: 0-2, 2 walks (.226 average)
*SP Brian Burres: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (3.75 ERA)
*RP Chris Leroux: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K’s (3.55 ERA)
*RP Mike Crotta: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Altoona (Double A) lost to New Hampshire, 2-0 in Game 1 of a DH (Game 2 was postponed)
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*CF Starling Marte: 1-3, double (#17) (.338 average)
*RF Andrew Lambo: 0-3, 2 strikeouts
*SS Jordy Mercer: 1-3 (.267 average)
*C Tony Sanchez: 1-1 (.255 average)
*1B Matt Curry: 0-2 (.260 average)
*SP Kyle McPherson: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s, 2 HR’s allowed (3.24 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) beat Fort Meyers, 6-5 in 14 innings.
*RF Robbie Grossman: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI (.272 average)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 0-4 (.268 average)
*DH Calvin Anderson: 2-3, walk, RBI (#34)
*1B Aaron Baker: 1-5, Double, Walk
*SP Brett Lorin: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (2.88 ERA)
*RP Duke Welker: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (2.70 ERA)
*RP Zach Foster: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (1.64 ERA)