The Pittsburgh Pirates had several players partake in their respected league’s all-star games. How did the Bucs prospects perform in their All-Star game?
The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players represent the big league club in the 2019 All-Star Game. However, the team also had numerous prospects make their All-Star games. Last night, the All-Star break wrapped up with the Triple-A and Double-A All-Star Games. The Bucs had a few prospects playing in both games.
The Triple-A All-Star game was played between the International League and the Pacific Coast League. The Pacific Coast League came out on top by a score of 9-3. The Pittsburgh Pirates had numerous players elected to the International League team, but only had one player get into the game.
That player was 31-year-old outfielder Trayvon Robinson. He subbed into centerfield half way through the game and got to bat twice. Robinson was 0-1 with a walk and a flew out to left field. Other players such as Mitch Keller, Montana DuRapau, and Dovydas Neverauskas were also elected to the game, but did not participate. They likely were held out due to the unusual pitching circumstances the Bucs have gone through at the big league level.
At Double-A, the Eastern League All-Stars faced off against one another. The Pittsburgh Pirates prospects were apart of the Western Division’s team. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three representatives participating in the game, including one hitter and two pitchers.
Jason Delay was the only hitters to appear in the game. He came into the game half way through and had two plate appearances, where he 1-2 for the day. Delay flew out to left field in his first plate appearance and then singled up the middle in his second at-bat.
The other two players to appear in the game were pitchers. Right-handed starting Pedro Vasquez got the ball in the third inning and recorded three quick outs. He induced two fly outs and a ground out in his inning of work. Then, pitcher Beau Sulser came into the game during the seventh innings and pitched to two batters, getting both to groundout before being pulled for anther pitcher.
It is always good when the Pittsburgh Pirates have multiple prospects playing in the minor league All-Star games. Furthermore, in this case, the Bucs had some prospects who are not rated as highly as their top prospects play in these games, so hopefully these players continue to perform. With the break being over, there could be a few promotions for the final stretch of the minor league season.