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Pirates Prospect Watch: Hudson Head Takes Off, Travis Swaggerty Impresses



Travis Swaggerty, Pittsburgh Pirates

Thursday night, we saw several Pittsburgh Pirates prospects perform at a high level, including Endy Rodriguez hitting his 15th home run of the season and Travis Swaggerty finding his grove again in Triple-A Indianapolis. Which Pirates prospects impressed Friday night? Let’s take a look down at the farm and see.

Indianapolis Indians

OF Travis Swaggerty

  • Game: 3-5 with a double and no strikeouts
  • Season: .263/.329/.439 with 41 RBIs, seven homers, and 112 total bases

INF Tucupita Marcano

  • Game: 1-3 and extended his hitting streak to eight games
  • Season: .300/.407/.467, with 18 RBIs and 70 total bases

Indianapolis got back into the win column with a 6-5 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens. Mason Martin had two RBIs, Marcano extended his hitting streak, and recently acquired reliever Colin Holderman pitched a scoreless frame.

Altoona Curve

INF Jared Triolo

  • Game: 2-4 with a solo home run
  • Season: .272/.373/.363 with 30 RBIs and 120 total bases

LHP Tyler Samaniego

  • Game: two innings pitched, no hits, no runs, one walk, and one strikeout for a two-inning save
  • Season: 1.91 ERA, 14 hits, 16 walks, and 40 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched

The Curve were victorious Friday night against the Akron Rubber Ducks, 6-4. Triolo was the only Altoona player to have a multi-hit game, and Samaniego pitched an impressive two shutout innings to earn his eighth save of the season.

Greensboro Grasshoppers

OF Hudson Head

  • Game: 2-3 with three RBIs, a double, and a home run
  • Season: .228/.340/.373 with 31 RBIs and 98 total bases

RHP Jared Jones

  • Game: five innings pitched, three hits, one earned run, three walks, and four strikeouts
  • Season: 4.81 ERA, 84 hits, 40 walks, 111 strikeouts, in 91.2 innings pitched

The Grasshoppers became the third Pirates affiliate to win on Friday night as they beat the Dash 6-4. Starting pitched Jared Jones pitched five strong innings, Rodriguez went 2-4, and Ricky DeVito pitched three shutout innings while striking out five.

Bradenton Marauders

INF/OF Jase Bowen

  • Game: 1-3 with a two-run home run
  • Season: .278/.360/.437 with 58 RBIs and 146 total bases

DH Bubba Chandler

  • Game: 2-4 with an RBI and a strikeout
  • Season: .229/.387/.500 with 12 RBIs and 24 total bases

The Marauders fell to the Flying Tigers of Lakeland 7-4. Bowen showed off the power, Chandler continues to impress with his two-way skills, and Carlos Lomeli played escape artist giving up five hits in 2.2 innings of relief but up no runs.

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