Bucs Minor League Report-pair of AAA OF homer, Sanchez walk-off

Cole Tucker with first hits of season
Lolo Sanchez slides into home
Lolo Sanchez Photo credit Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – With the Pirates off Thursday night, a look at some of the highlights from the four minor league affiliates.

Indianapolis Indians-AAA

·        14th round pick in 2017, right-hand hitting LF Chris Sharpe blasted a 2-run homer

·        OF Troy Stokes, 25-year-old righty hitter, claimed off waivers from Detroit homered

·        Cole Tucker had his first 2 hits of the season

·        Outfielder Dustin Fowler walked 3 times

Altoona Curve-AA  (L, 8-4 vs. Bowie)

·        Power-hitting prospect, 1st baseman Mason Martin with his second double and second RBI of the season

·        24-year-old, right-handed centerfielder Daniel Amaral, 14th round pick in 2018, had three hits and pair of walks

·        21-year-old righty starter Noe Toribio went 3.2 innings, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, no walks, 3 strikeouts, 2 home runs

Greensboro Grasshoppers-High A (W, 8-7  vs. Hickory)

·        22-year-old OF Lolo Sanchez hits a 2-out walk-off homer in the 9th

·        Matt Gorski, 23, righty-handed center fielder and 2nd round pick in 2019, 2-4 with 2 runs and a RBI

·        21-year-old right-handed pitcher, Braxton Ashcraft, 2nd round pick in 2018—3-IP/H/BB/3-K

·        SS Liv Peguero with 2 more hits, average is .385

Bradenton Marauders-Low A  (W, 3-1 vs. Fort Myers)

·        2019 16th round pick, catcher Eli Wilson with a home run.  The right-handed hitter is 6’2” and played college ball at Minnesota

·        Pitchers (6’5”, 20-year-old Santiago Florez, 2020 third round pick Nick Garcia, 2017 second round pick Steven Jennings) combined to give up a run on a pair of hits, three walks and 14 strikeouts