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Pirates Prospect Watch: Solometo Continues to Pitch Well in Altoona



Anthony Solometo, Pirates prospects, Pittsburgh Pirates

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.

Indianapolis (46-52)

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.

Altoona (44-45)

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.

Greensboro (47-43)

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.

Bradenton (53-39)

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.

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