The Pittsburgh Pirates made Anthony Solometo the 37th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and so far, the Pirates’ prospect is rewarding them.
The left-handed Solometo has emerged as one of the Pirates’ top pitching prospects and has been playing at a high level this season.
The 20-year-old was off to a hot start with High-A Greensboro and has been pitching well ever since getting bumped up to Double-A Altoona. His success continued on Thursday with another solid outing.
Solometo was joined by these Pirates’ prospects who played well on Thursday.
RF Ryan Vilade
- Game stats: 2 for 4, one double, one RBI, one run, one walk
- Season stats: .272/.389/.387, 16 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 33 RBIs, six steals, 79 games
2B Domingo Leyba
- Game stats: 2 for 5, one double, one RBI
- Season stats: .400/.400/.500, one double, one RBI, two games
Vilade and Leyba’s efforts weren’t enough for Indianapolis, who fell 9-5 to the Louisville Bats.
Pirates prospect Vinny Capra went 1 for 4 and has hits in seven of his last eight games played.
LHP Anthony Solometo
- Game stats: 5.0 innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, five strikeouts
- Season stats: 2-2, 3.14 ERA, 10er/28.2ip, 25 hits, six walks, 33 strikeouts, six appearances/six starts
3B Jackson Glenn
- Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, three RBIs, two runs, one HBP
- Season stats: .259/.306/.431, four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs, two steals, 14 games
Glenn’s three-run homer backed a solid start from Solometo as Altoona defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-3.
Pirates prospect Mike Jarvis went 3 for 4 with a pair of steals in the win. Jarvis is hitting .474 (9 for 19) through his first five games in Double-A.
LF Will Matthiessen
- Game stats: 2 for 4, one home run, one double, four RBIs, one run
- Season stats: .247/.332/.455, 13 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 49 RBIs, one steal, 69 games
INF Jack Brannigan
- Game stats: 2 for 4, one home run, one triple, one RBI, one run
- Season stats: .286/.348/.571, one double, one triple, one home run, four RBIs, one steal, five games
Matthiessen and Brannigan both had huge games for Greensboro in their 6-5 win over the Winston-Salem Dash.
Pirates prospect Tres Gonzalez homered, walked twice and scored a pair of runs for the Grasshoppers.
INF Jesus Castillo
- Game stats: 1 for 2, one home run, one RBI, one run, two walks
- Season stats: .221/.389/.263, seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 31 RBIs, 23 steals, 87 games
SS Yordany De Los Santos
- Game stats: 1 for 4, one walk
- Season stats: .228/.323/.363, three doubles, one triple, one home run, seven RBIs, three steals, 17 games
Castillo hit his first homer of the season for Bradenton but the Marauders were dismantled 17-3 by the St. Lucie Mets.
De Los Santos reached base twice and Pirates prospect Termarr Johnson drew to walks.