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Pirates Prospect Watch: Termarr Johnson Finding His Groove

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Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Termarr Johnson bats during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Pirates’ minor league affiliates picked up three wins on Sunday, with 2022 fourth overall pick Termarr Johnson notching three base hits to give himself five over the past two games.

The Indianapolis Indians split their doubleheader with the Toledo Mud Hens. Matt Gorski homered for the second day in a row, while Henry Davis drew his International League-leading eighth hit by pitch despite playing just 11 games in Triple-A.

The Altoona Curve capped their series with the Akron Rubber Ducks, picking up a 6-2 win. Braxton Ashcraft went just three innings on 52 pitches, while Seth Beer and Brenden Dixon each logged three-hit games. 

Nick Cimillo and Termarr Johnson hit three-run bombs in consecutive innings for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, leading them to a 7-4 win over the Hickory Crawdads.

Single-A Bradenton fell 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Tarpons, scattering seven hits through nine innings.

Here are the top performing Pirates’ prospects to round out the week.

Triple-A Indianapolis (20-22)

1B Matt Gorski

  • Game: 1-for-2 with a homer and a walk.
  • Season: .265/.300/.520 with 6 doubles, 4 triples and 4 homers in 31 games.

CF Matt Fraizer

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a triple.
  • Season: .204/.299/.323 with 3 doubles, a triple and 2 homers in 29 games between Altoona and Indianapolis.

Double-A Altoona (10-29)

DH Seth Beer

  • Game: 3-for-5 with 3 singles.
  • Season: .302/.385/.396 with 5 doubles, a triple and a homer in 31 games.

1B Brenden Dixon

  • Game: 3-for-5 with 3 singles.
  • Season: .231/.322/.365 with a double and 2 homers in 18 games.

High-A Greensboro (23-16)

2B Termarr Johnson

DH Nick Cimillo

  • Game: 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk.
  • Season: .294/.351/.510 with 2 doubles and 3 homers in 14 games.

Single-A Bradenton (17-22)

LF Braylon Bishop

  • Game: 2-for-3 with a double and a steal.
  • Season: .292/.485/.417 with a double and a triple in 10 games between rookie ball and Bradenton.

2B Keiner Delgado

  • Game: 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Season: .260/.302/.500 with 3 doubles and 3 homers in 10 games between rookie ball and Bradenton.

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