Results tagged ‘ Josh Harrison ’

Arizona Fall League wrap

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

These are your final Arizona Fall League stats:

  • 3B Josh Harrison: 22 G, .330 BA, 19 R, 10 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 6 SB
  • OF Andrew Lambo: 28 G, .274 BA, 19 R, 8 2B, 4 HR, 23 RBI
  • SS Jordy Mercer: 20 G, .267 BA, 10 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI
  • C Tony Sanchez: 18 G, .206 BA, 11 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI
  • RHP Brian Leach: 10 G, 0-1, 10 IP, 11 H, 0 ER, 7 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic: 11 G, 18 IP, 18 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 9 K
  • LHP Justin Wilson: 6 GS, 0-1, 16.1 IP, 19 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 16 K

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Arizona Fall League update

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Here are your updated Arizona Fall League statistics (Note: The AFL season ends on Thursday):

  • RHP Brian Leach: 10 G, 10 IP, 11 H, 0 ER, 7 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic: 0-1, 10 G, 17 IP, 17 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 9 K
  • LHP Justin Wilson: 0-1, 6 G, 16.1 IP, 19 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 16 K
  • C Tony Sanchez: 17 G, .215 BA, 11 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI
  • 3B Josh Harrison: 20 G, .329 BA, 19 R, 9 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 5 SB
  • SS Jordy Mercer: 20 G, .267 BA, 10 R, 4 2B, 13 RBI, 1 SB
  • OF Andrew Lambo: 26 G, .293 BA, 19 R, 8 2B, 4 HR, 23 RBI

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Arizona Fall League update

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Here are your updated Arizona Fall League statistics:

  • RHP Brian Leach: 8 G, 8 IP, 10 H, 0 ER, 6 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic: 7 G, 12.1 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K
  • LHP Justin Wilson: 4 G, 10 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
  • C Tony Sanchez: 13 G, .204 BA, 9 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI,
  • 3B Josh Harrison: 15 G, .354 BA, 15 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB
  • SS Jordy Mercer: 14 G, .259 BA, 5 R, 4 2B, 11 RBI, 1 SB
  • OF Andrew Lambo: 21 G, .305 BA, 17 R, 7 2B, 3 HR, 18 RBI

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Arizona Fall League update

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The Arizona Fall League will have its annual Rising Stars Game on Saturday (9 p.m. ET) and catcher Tony Sanchez has been named a participant. Sanchez, the Pirates’ first-round pick in 2009, will be the only Pirates representative.

If you’re interested in seeing Sanchez, the game will be televised on MLB Network and on MLB.com (for those who have MLB.TV subscription).

Here is a complete statistical update on all of the Pirates’ prospects participating in the AFL:

  • RHP Brian Leach: 6 IP, 10 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic: 8.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • LHP Justin Wilson: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  • C Tony Sanchez: 9 G, .265 BA, 6 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
  • 3B Josh Harrison: 12 G, .333 BA, 12 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI
  • SS Jordy Mercer: 11 G, .273 BA, 4 R, 3 2B, 9 RBI
  • OF Andrew Lambo: 16 G, .308 BA, 15 R, 5 2B, 3 HR, 15 RBI

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Bucs finalize AFL roster

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The Pirates have finalized their Arizona Fall League roster and will be sending pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brian Leach and Justin Wilson to play for the Mesa Solar Sox next month.

The organization’s participating position players – catcher Tony Sanchez, infielders Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer, and outfielder Andrew Lambo - had already been previously announced.

Pirates director of player development Kyle Stark said that only one of the three pitchers (likely Wilson) will be a starter for the Solar Sox, though there is no need to read anything into that decision. The organization has targeted innings counts that they don’t want their pitchers to exceed, and there are only so many starting spots available.

Wilson is coming off a strong end to his season, as he recently helped Double-A Altoona capture the Eastern League Championship title. Wilson, the Pirates’ fifth-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, pitched 13 scoreless innings in the playoffs.

The left-hander went 11-8 with a 3.09 ERA in 27 regular season appearances (26 starts). He struck out 134 but walked 71 in 142 2/3 innings.

Pribanic and Leach both spent the year pitching in Class A Bradenton’s rotation. Pribanic, who was acquired from the Mariners in the Jack Wilson trade last year, finished 7-6 with a 3.33 ERA in 27 starts. A 25th-round pick in 2008, Leach posted a 3.85 ERA and 9-9 record in 27 games (25 starts).

AFL action begins on October 12.

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB 

Arizona Fall League rosters announced

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Tony Sanchez, the organization’s first-round Draft pick in 2009, headlines a group of Pirates prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League, which begins in October.

Sanchez, infielder Josh Harrison, infielder Jordy Mercer and outfielder Andrew Lambo have all been named to the Mesa Solar Sox roster. The Pirates will also send three pitchers, though those pitching spots have not yet been finalized.

Sidelined since late June with a jaw injury, Sanchez will use the AFL as a way to make up for the number of missed at-bats. Sanchez is almost fully recovered from jaw surgery, though director of player development Kyle Stark said on Tuesday that it is “doubtful” Sanchez will play again with high-A Bradenton this season.

“It’s going to be another wonderful opportunity,” Sanchez said. “I try to compare it to the Cape [Cod League]. It’s more competitive out there now, but I’m feeling the same way as when I found out I was going to play in the Cape. You’re looking forward to playing against the best guys in the country.”

Sanchez will participate in the organization’s instructional league before joining the Solar Sox.

Mercer, a third-round Draft pick in 2008, is finishing his first full season at Double-A, where he has hit .275 with 34 extra-base hits and 62 RBIs in 120 games.

Harrison ranks third on Altoona’s roster with a .302 season average. Acquired from the Cubs as part of the John Grabow/Tom Gorzelanny trade last July, Harrison has driven in 73 and connected for 39 extra-base knocks.

Lambo is new to the organization, having been obtained just a month ago from the Dodgers in exchange for closer Octavio Dotel. The 22-year-old outfielder has hit .310 since joining Altoona and is now batting .282 overall this season.

September 14: Pirates (55-86) @ Dodgers (85-59); Young out with lower back tightness

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

I’m back. My apologies for the blog inactivity for the last few days, but I was enjoying my last few days off this season and now will be with you every day through October 4.

Not many newsy items coming out of the already-small and now extra-cramped visitor’s clubhouse today other than that Delwyn Young is out because of some lower back tightness. He said he felt his back spasm while running to first on his pinch-hit groundout on Sunday and could barely make it to the bag.

He is not taking any sort of BP today and is questionable for the rest of the series. That has the LA native bummed out since he’s expecting about 25 family and friends in the stands this week.

As for today’s other news, notes and randomness…

  • While I was away, the Lynchburg Hillcats came from behind to win a Carolina League playoff series over Wilmington. Lynchburg won the deciding game on Sunday with Bryan Morris (part of the Jason Bay trade) allowing one run on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings and earning the win. Third baseman Josh Harrison (John Grabow/Tom Gorzelanny trade) went 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the 5-2 win.
  • The Hillcats are now taking on the Salem Red Sox in the Mills Cup Championship, with Game 1 scheduled for tonight. Those interested in following the game and each of the next ones can do so here.
  • Triple-A pitching coach Ray Searage has joined the club and will be with the Pirates for about a week. Then he gets ready to head down to Venezuela where he will coach this offseason.
  • Manager John Russell wouldn’t commit to whether Ross Ohlendorf’s start on Saturday would be his last of the season or not. Ohlendorf is about 10 innings away from what the Pirates have set as his desired maximum innings count for the season.
  • There are all sorts of LA connections on the Pirates club right now. Obviously, as mentioned above, Young grew up in LA and still resides around here. He was also with the Dodgers until LA traded him to Pittsburgh back in April. Andy LaRoche came up through the Dodgers’ system, as did reliever Joel Hanrahan. Reliever Jesse Chavez graduated from high school about 40 miles east of the city.
  • Here’s an interesting one for you from the Elias Sports Bureau: The Pirates became the first team this season to turn a double play in the last three innings of a one-run victory when they did so on Sunday by getting double plays in the seventh, eighth and ninth against Houston. Before Sunday, the last time the Pirates did this was Sept. 21, 1990, in a 1-0 win over the Cardinals. Thank goodness someone somewhere keeps track of this stuff.
  • Monday’s starter Daniel McCutchen is still looking for his first Major League win. This will be his third start. 

Pirates lineup:

  1. Andrew McCutchen (CF)
  2. Andy LaRoche (3B)
  3. Garrett Jones (1B)
  4. Ryan Doumit (C)
  5. Lastings Milledge (LF)
  6. Brandon Moss (RF)
  7. Ronny Cedeno (SS)
  8. Ramon Vazquez (2B)
  9. Daniel McCutchen (RHP)

Dodgers lineup:

  1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
  2. Matt Kemp (CF)
  3. Andre Ethier (RF)
  4. Manny Ramirez (LF)
  5. James Loney (1B)
  6. Casey Blake (3B)
  7. Russell Martin (C)
  8. Orlando Hudson (2B)
  9. Jon Garland (RHP)

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Where are they now? And how are they doing? Take 5

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The now weekly feature where we check in on those gone elsewhere and those recent arrivals from this summer’s flurry of trades. We’ll have one more update next week after the end of the Minor League seasons. As always, today’s statistics are accurate through Tuesday’s games.

Those now in the Pirates’ system (and remember, we don’t include those with the big-league team since you see them all the time):

  • OF Gorkys Hernandez (acquired from Atlanta): You’ll be able to read more about the budding outfielder in a feature I am working on for pirates.com on Thursday (I apologize for the shameless plug). But in the meantime, here are his stats: In 80 games with Double-A Altoona, Hernandez has hit .258 with 18 extra-base hits, 28 RBIs and 44 runs scored. He is nine for 14 in stolen base attempts.
  • LHP Jeff Locke (acquired from Atlanta): In 16 starts with high-A Lynchburg, Locke has gone 3-4 with a 4.44 ERA. He has walked 18 and struck out 50 in 75 innings.
  • SS Argenis Diaz (acquired from Boston): With Triple-A Indianapolis, Diaz has hit .232 in 37 games. He has just one extra-base hit, though, and six RBIs. In the field, Diaz has committed six errors.
  • RHP Hunter Strickland (acquired from Boston): Since the trade, Strickland has made seven starts for low-A West Virginia. He has gone 3-2 with a 4.38 ERA in 37 innings. He has walked six and struck out 22.
  • RHP Nate Adcock (acquired from Seattle): With Lynchburg, Adcock has gone 3-2 with a 6.16 ERA in six appearances (three starts). He has struck out 11 and walked six in 19 total innings.
  • 1B Jeff Clement (acquired from Seattle): Clement is still expected to be called up to the big leagues this month, likely after Indianapolis finishes its season on Sept. 7. In 25 games with Indianapolis, Clement has hit .221 with seven homers and 22 RBIs. He has really struggled at the plate as of late, however.
  • RHP Brett Lorin (acquired from Seattle): In six starts with West Virigina, Lorin has gone 2-1 with a 1.84 ERA. In 29 1/3 innings, Lorin has 23 strikeouts and 10 walks.
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic (acquired from Seattle): Pribanic has also been pitching with West Virginia, where he has gone 3-1 in five appearances (four starts). Pribanic has a 2.42 ERA in 26 innings and has walked four while striking out 12. 
  • RHP Tim Alderson (acquired from San Francisco): The premier pitching prospect that the Pirates acquired, Alderson has gone 3-0 with a 3.48 ERA in six starts with Altoona since the trade. In 33 2/3 innings, Alderson has issued 10 walks and struck out 18.
  • IF Josh Harrison (acquired from Chicago): Harrison has split time playing second and third with Lynchburg. At the plate, he has hit .281 in 28 games.

And those we said good-bye to (you’ll see an injury theme here):

  • OF Nate McLouth: McLouth has been bothered by a hamstring injury for over a month and is currently still on the DL with the left hamstring strain. In the 56 games he has played with the Braves, McLouth has hit .260 with six homers, 16 doubles and 22 RBIs.
  • OF Nyjer Morgan: Morgan is out for the season after fracturing his left hand last week. Before the injury, Morgan hit .351 with 12 extra-base hits and 24 stolen bases for the Nationals.
  • LHP Sean Burnett: The lefty reliever has made 27 appearances out of the ‘pen for Washington. He has allowed seven earned runs in 22 1/3 innings.
  • 1B Adam LaRoche: Since joining Atlanta, LaRoche has hit .354 in 28 games. He has driven in 19 and gone deep eight times.  
  • RHP Ian Snell: Snell is still pitching out of the Mariners’ rotation, where he is so far 3-1 with a 5.10 ERA in six starts. In his most recent three starts, Snell has allowed just four earned runs in 16 2/3 innings. 
  • SS Jack Wilson: After missing almost two weeks in August with a hamstring injury, Wilson has recently returned to the lineup for Seattle. In all, he has hit .203 with five RBIs in 21 games with Seattle.
  • 2B Freddy Sanchez: Sanchez is currently on the DL with a right shoulder strain. The DL stint will cost him the chance at reaching 600 plate appearances and therefore automatically vesting his 2010 option. As a result, Sanchez will become a free agent at the end of the year. In the 13 games he has played with the Giants, Sanchez has hit .304 with five RBIs.
  • LHP John Grabow: In 16 relief appearances with the Cubs, Grabow has pitched 13 scoreless innings. He has walked nine and struck out eight.
  • LHP Tom Gorzelanny: After making four starts for the Cubs, Gorzelanny has since moved to the bullpen. Overall, he is 2-1 with a 5.48 ERA in 21 1/3 innings. Gorzelanny has struck out 21 and walked six. 

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Where are they now? And how are they doing? Take 4

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Time for the weekly check-in on all those players netted and sent off by the club this summer. As is the case when I do this each week, listed are the players acquired who are not already with the Major League club, followed by the now-former Pirates. All stats are accurate through Monday.

Those now in the Pirates’ system…

  • OF Gorkys Hernandez (acquired from Atlanta): In 72 games with Double-A Altoona, Hernandez has hit .261 with 11 doubles, two triples, three homers and 23 RBIs. He is 9 for 14 in stolen base attempts.
  • LHP Jeff Locke (acquired from Atlanta): Locke has made 14 starts with high-A Lynchburg since the early June trade. He is 3-4 with a 4.69 ERA. In 63 1/3 innings pitched, Locke has struck out 42 and walked 16.
  • SS Argenis Diaz (acquired from Boston): Diaz’s average is up (yes, up) to .200 through his first 29 games with Triple-A Indianapolis. Diaz has driven in just two and has 22 strikeouts in 95 at-bats. He has committed six errors.
  • RHP Hunter Strickland (acquired from Boston): In five starts for low Single-A West Virginia, Strickland is 3-1 with a 2.57 ERA. He has walked just two while fanning 15 in 28 innings. 
  • RHP Nate Adcock (acquired from Seattle): Adcock has made four appearances (two starts) for Lynchburg, where he is 3-0. In 14 innings, Adcock has allowed five earned runs, four walks and struck out 10.  
  • 1B Jeff Clement (acquired from Seattle): Clement will join the Pirates as a September call-up soon, but in the meantime he continues to produce for Indianapolis. He has hit .241 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in 23 games. The biggest question for Clement, though, remains his defensive abilities at first. 
  • RHP Brett Lorin (acquired from Seattle): In four starts for West Virginia, Lorin has allowed five earned runs in 18 1/3 innings. He has struck out 13, while walking eight.  
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic (acquired from Seattle): Pribanic is also pitching for West Virginia, where he is 2-1 in four appearances (three starts). He has allowed six earned runs and five homers in 20 innings. 
  • RHP Tim Alderson (acquired from San Francisco): Alderson is 2-0 in four starts with Double-A Altoona, though he has stumbled a bit in his most recent two outings. Alderson, who is pitching for the Curve on Tuesday, has allowed nine earned runs in 20 2/3 innings. He has struck out 14 and walked seven. 
  • INF Josh Harrison (acquired from Chicago): Harrison is with Lynchburg, where he has played in 22 games since the trade. He has hit .289 and driven in 11 runs.

And now to those who went elsewhere…

  • OF Nate McLouth: McLouth is currently on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring. He has missed time with injuries three different times since being traded to the Braves in early June. In 56 games with Atlanta, McLouth has hit .260 with six homers and 22 RBIs. He has stolen 10 bases.
  • OF Nyjer Morgan: Morgan has not slowed down since joining the Nationals, as he is hitting. 351 in 48 games with Washington. The centerfielder has scored 34 runs and stolen 22 bases. 
  • LHP Sean Burnett: Pitching out of the Nationals’ bullpen, Burnett has made 24 appearances since the trade. He has allowed seven earned runs in 21 innings, while walking eight and striking out 16. 
  • 1B Adam LaRoche: After the Pirates traded LaRoche to Boston, the Red Sox flipped him to the Braves, where the first baseman has thrived. He has already gone deep seven times in just 20 games and has driven in 16. LaRoche is hitting .406 with the Braves. 
  • SS Jack Wilson: Wilson has just returned to the field after missing 12 days with a hamstring injury. He has played in 14 games with the Mariners and is hitting .204 since the trade.
  • RHP Ian Snell: Snell remains in Seattle’s rotation and has made five starts so far for the Mariners. The results have been mixed. Altogether, Snell is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA there. He has walked 17 and struck out just 13 in 25 innings. 
  • 2B Freddy Sanchez: Sanchez has not played since Aug. 17, as he remains sidelined with a shoulder injury. He has been plagued with injuries since being traded to the Giants, which has him not looking as likely to reach 600 plate appearances and therefore make his $8 million club option for next year automatic. In the 13 games he has played with San Francisco, Sanchez has hit .304. 
  • LHP John Grabow: Grabow has made 11 appearances out of the bullpen since being acquired by the Cubs. He has yet to allow a run in nine innings. Grabow has allowed two hits, walked seven and struck out five.
  • LHP Tom Gorzelanny: Gorzelanny continues to pitch in the Cubs’ rotation while Chicago waits for all of its starters to get healthy. The lefty is 2-1 with a 4.82 ERA in four starts.

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

Where are they now? And how are they doing? Take 3

Time for the weekly look at how the players involved in this summer’s marquee trades are faring. All stats are accurate through Monday’s games.

Let’s start with those acquired who are not on the Pirates’ big league roster:

  • CF Gorkys Hernandez (acquired from Atlanta): In 65 games with Double-A Altoona, Hernandez has hit .252 with 21 RBIs. He has stolen six bases and been caught five times.
  • LHP Jeff Locke (acquired from Atlanta): Locke has made 13 starts for high-A Lynchburg and has posted a 2-4 record and 4.94 ERA. In 58 1/3 innings, Locke has struck out 41 and walked 16.
  • SS Argenis Diaz (acquired from Boston): Diaz continues to struggle at the plate in Triple-A. With Indianapolis, Diaz has hit .197 in 22 games. He has driven in just one and has no extra-base hits. Defensively, Diaz has committed three errors.
  • RHP Hunter Strickland (acquired from Boston): Strickland has made four starts for low-A West Virginia. He is 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA and has 51 strikeouts in 83 1/3 innings.
  • RHP Nate Adcock (acquired from Seattle): Adcock has so made just three appearances (one start) and has allowed four earned runs in nine innings. He has struck out seven and walked four.  
  • 1B Jeff Clement (acquired from Seattle): Through 17 games with Indianapolis, Clement has hit .294 with seven homers and 17 RBIs. He has gone deep five times this month and is expected to be called up when rosters expand in September.
  • RHP Brett Lorin (acquired from Seattle): Lorin hasn’t factored in the decision in any of his three starts with low-A West Virginia, though he has pitched quite well. The righty has limited opponents to three earned runs in 14 innings.
  • RHP Aaron Pribanic (acquired from Seattle): Also pitching for West Virginia, Pribanic is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA in three appearances (two starts).
  • RHP Tim Alderson (acquired from San Francisco): Alderson is 2-0 in his three starts with Altoona. He allowed just one run in his first two starts (11 2/3 innings), but allowed five in a three-inning start last Thursday.
  • INF Josh Harrison (acquired from Chicago): Playing in Lynchburg, Harrison has hit .344 with five extra-base hits and four RBIs in 15 games. He has defensively spent time at second, third and in left field.

And to those who left…

  • CF Nate McLouth (sent to Atlanta): McLouth is currently on the DL with a hamstring injury and has missed time because of injury three different times since joining the Braves. When he has played, McLouth has hit .260 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 56 games. He has 10 stolen bases.
  • OF Nyjer Morgan (sent to Washington): Morgan is hitting leadoff and playing in center for the Nationals. In 41 games, Morgan has stolen 20 bases in 27 attempts. He is hitting .356 with 30 runs scored.
  • LHP Sean Burnett (sent to Washington): Burnett has helped stabilize the Nationals’ bullpen and has made 21 relief appearances. In 17 2/3 innings, Burnett has allowed six earned runs, walked seven and struck out 13.
  • 1B Adam LaRoche (sent to Boston, then to Atlanta): After hitting .263 in six games with Boston, LaRoche has batted .370 through his first 14 games with the Braves. LaRoche has driven in 10 and gone deep four times.
  • SS Jack Wilson (sent to Seattle): Wilson has hit just .222 in 13 games with the Mariners. He has doubled four times and driven in two.
  • RHP Ian Snell (sent to Seattle): Snell has not fared well at all in his most recent two starts for the Mariners. Combined, Snell is 0-1 in three starts, though he has gone just 13 1/3 innings total. The righty has allowed 13 earned runs and walked 12. He has nine strikeouts. 
  • 2B Freddy Sanchez (sent to San Francisco): Sanchez is batting .304 through his first 13 games with the Giants. He has scored eight times and has five RBIs. Sanchez sits 159 plate appearances away from triggering his club option for next season.
  • LHP John Grabow (sent to Chicago): Grabow has not allowed a run in eight appearances out of the bullpen for the Cubs. In seven innings, Grabow has allowed two hits, walked five and struck out four.
  • LHP Tom Gorzelanny (sent to Chicago): Gorzelanny picked up the win against the Pirates on Saturday in a five-inning start. In total, Gorzelanny has made three starts for the Cubs and has won two of them. In 13 2/3 innings, Gorzelanny has allowed eight earned runs. He has struck out 15 and walked four.

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB  

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 587 other followers