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Pirates Prospect Watch: Termarr Johnson Drives in Pair in Season Debut

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Pittsburgh Pirates first-round draft selection Termarr Johnson waits his turn in the batting cage after signing his contract with the team, before the Pirates' baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh, Friday, July 29, 2022.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

After being sidelined to begin the season with a hamstring injury, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Termarr Johnson made his season debut for the Bradenton Marauders.

The 2022 first-round pick is considered one of the better hitters in the Pirates’ system and drove in a pair with a base hit in his second at-bat of the year.

Johnson will be one to watch this season for the Pirates as he ranks as the club’s top prospect according to MLB Pipeline.

In addition to Johnson, here are the other Pirates’ prospects who stood out on Friday.

Indianapolis (7-12)

RF Ryan Vilade

  • Game stats: 1 for 4, one home run, two RBIs, one run
  • Season stats: .350/.381/.500, one home run, two RBIs, five games

CF Chavez Young

  • Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, one RBI
  • Season stats: .170/.278/.340, three doubles, one triple, one home run, six steals, 16 games

Young and Vilade each homered but the Indians were defeated by the Memphis Redbirds 8-4.

Altoona (6-7)

2B Domingo Leyba

  • Game stats: 3 for 4, one double, two RBIs, two runs
  • Season stats: .378/.465/.568, one double, two home runs, eight RBIs, 11 games

RHP Sean Sullivan

  • Game stats: 4.1 innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts
  • Season stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0er/6.2ip, four hits, three walks, six strikeouts, two appearances/two starts

Leyba has been on fire for the Curve and Sullivan shoved on the mound for Altoona in their 8-1 win over the Bowie Baysox.

Pirates prospects Liover Peguero and Jacob Gonzalez each had multi-hit games, along with Leyba.

Greensboro (10-3)

RHP Braxton Aschraft

  • Game stats: 4.0 innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, six strikeouts
  • Season stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0er/10.1ip, five hits, one walk, 17 strikeouts

3B Jackson Glenn

  • Game stats: 1 for 3, one double, two RBIs
  • Season stats: .294/.333/.412, one double, one home run, seven RBIs, one steal, nine games

Glenn and Ashcraft did all the heavy lifting for the Grasshoppers in their 2-1 win over the Greenville Drive.

Pirates’ prospect Michell Miliano continued his impressive season with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out five.

Bradenton (9-4)

DH Termarr Johnson

  • Game stats: 1 for 2, two RBIs, one walk
  • Season stats: .500/.667/.500, two RBIs, one game

LF Enmanuel Terrero

  • Game stats: 4 for 5, one double, one RBI, one run
  • Season stats: .386/.472/.591, two doubles, two triples, one home run 11 RBIs, four steals, 12 games

Terrero’s emergence this season continued alongside Johnson in Bradenton’s 10-0 win against the Daytona Tortugas.

Pirates prospect Thomas Harrington improved to 2-0 after going five scoreless. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out four.

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