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At The Break: Pirates Top Prospects

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pirates have been forced to dip into the farm system this season because of all the injuries.

Players like Alex Presley, Chase d’Arnaud, Josh Harrison, Brad Lincoln, Tony Watson and Daniel Moskos have all contributed to the Bucs first half success.

This is good sign because it means the farm system is preparing the players for the big leagues.

Now that we’re at the All-Star break, let’s take a look at how some of the other top prospects are doing this season.

Indianapolis (AAA):
*Matt Hague, 1B: .321 average, 8 HR, 48 RBI, 25 Doubles, 39 strikeouts, 336 At-bats

*Gorkys Hernandez, CF: .289 average, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 17 Doubles, 5 Triples, 16 Stolen Bases
59 strikeouts, 263 At-Bats

*Andrew Lambo, RF: .184 average, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 11 Doubles, 48 strikeouts, 185 At-bats

*Justin Wilson, SP: 9-5, 3.80 ERA, 94 IP, 91 H, 46 BB, 72 K’s

*Brad Lincoln, SP: 7-7, 3.91 ERA, 89.2 IP, 88 H, 16 BB, 80 K’s

*Rudy Owens, SP: 6-6, 5.27 ERA, 83.2 IP, 102 H, 23 BB, 50 K’s

Altoona Curve (AA):
*Starling Marte, CF: .314 average, 5 HR, 28 RBI, 23 Doubles, 4 Triples, 16 SB, 62 K’s in 325 At-Bats

*Brock Holt, 2B: .287 average, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 17 Doubles, 7 Triples, 14 SB, 62 K’s in 348 At-Bats

*Jeremy Farrell, 3B: .285 average, 5 HR, 33 RBI, 17 Doubles, 62 K’s in 253 At-Bats

*Tony Sanchez, C: .239 average, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 6 Doubles, 41 K’s in 251 At-Bats

*Matt Curry, 1B (after being promoted from Class A): .250 average, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 9 Doubles, 148 At-Bats

*Quincy Latimore, LF: .216 average, 11 HR, 33 RBI, 18 Doubles, 99 K’s in 305 At-Bats

*Jeff Locke, SP: 5-8, 4.67 ERA, 94.1 IP, 38 BB, 92 K’s

*Aaron Pribanic, SP: 5-8, 4.37 ERA, 92.2 IP, 13 BB, 43 K’s

*Bryan Morris, SP/RP: 1-3, 3.65 ERA, 49.1 IP, 20 BB, 41 K’s

*Kyle McPherson, SP (after being promoted from Class A): 2-3, 3.58 ERA, 32.2 IP, 10 BB, 31 K’s

*Phillip Irwin, SP (after being promoted from Class A): 3-1, 3.45 ERA, 28.2 IP, 3 BB, 21 K’s

*Tim Alderson, RP: 0-2, 2.88 ERA, 50 IP, 39 H, 18 BB, 36 K’s

Bradenton Marauders (High Class A):
*C Ramon Cabrera: .345 average, 1 HR, 22 RBI, 13 Doubles, 3 Triples

*3B Elvys Gonzalez: .289 average, 3 HR, 51 RBI, 24 Doubles, 3 Triples

*1B Aaron Baker: .288 average, 12 HR, 65 RBI, 20 Doubles

*CF Robbie Grossman: .277 average, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 17 Doubles, 79 Runs Scored, .418 on-base%

*2B Jarek Cunningham: .262 average, 15 HR, 49 RBI, 23 Doubles

*DH Calvin Anderson: .265 average, 13 HR, 41 RBI, 11 Doubles

*SP Nathan Baker: 5-6, 3.87 ERA, 90.2 IP, 30 BB, 65 K’s

*SP Brett Lorin: 4-5, 2.87 ERA, 75.1 IP, 14 BB, 74 K’s

West Virginia Power (Low Class A):
*SS Andrew Maggi: .257 average, 2 HR, 21 RBI

*CF Mel Rojas, Jr: .255 average, 4 HR, 24 RBI

*SP Colton Cain: 5-7, 3.15 ERA, 85.2 IP, 24 BB, 68 K’s

*SP Tyler Waldron: 6-5, 4.48 ERA, 82.1 IP, 21 BB, 55 K’s

*SP Zack Von Rosenberg: 3-6, 7.39 ERA, 74.1 IP, 14 BB, 67 K’s

*SP Jameson Taillon: 2-2, 3.66 ERA, 51.1 IP, 8 BB, 49 K’s

*RP Brooks Pounders: 5-3, 4.79 ERA, 41.1 IP, 7 BB, 45 K’s

*SP Zack Dodson: 2-3, 3.12 ERA, 34.2 IP, 10 BB, 30 K’s

*RP Victor Black: 1-0, 2.50 ERA, 18 IP, 7 BB, 13 K’s

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