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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 22

Pirates' Mitchell stays scorching; Rangers' Irizarry drives in six
July 23, 2019

Pirates OF Cal Mitchell, Class A Advanced Bradenton: 3-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBIs-- Pittsburgh's No. 6 prospect hit a two-run dinger in the fifth inning of the Marauders' 7-3 rain-shortened win over Clearwater. The effort extended Mitchell's hitting streak to 10 games and his multi-hit streak to three. The 20-year-old raised

Mitchell slams his way to a career day

Pirates No. 6 prospect homers with bases loaded, plates seven
July 21, 2019

The Marauders kept on putting runners on base and Cal Mitchell made sure to drive them in.Pittsburgh's sixth-ranked prospect racked up a career-high seven RBIs as Class A Advanced Bradenton romped over Tampa, 13-2, at George M. Steinbrenner Field. He smacked a grand slam and a double and scored twice

Bucs prospects lead South to All-Star win

Mitchell secures MVP honors; Swaggerty smacks solo homer
June 15, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cal Mitchell and Travis Swaggerty, two of the Pirates' top prospects, powered the South Division to a 2-0 victory in a Florida State League All-Star Game delayed once by rain and once by a lighting celebration gone wrong.Mitchell, rated sixth in the Pittsburgh system, led off the

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 18

Phils' Haseley homers twice; Braves' Davidson puts up zeros
May 19, 2019

Phillies OF Adam Haseley, Double-A Reading: 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R -- Philadelphia's third-ranked prospect batted .172 with two homers in April. He matched that total in Saturday's 4-1 win over Portland, just his latest strong showing in a turnaround month. Both of Haseley's dingers against the Sea

Mitchell mashes madly for Marauders

Pirates No. 7 prospect turns in fourth career four-hit game
May 7, 2019

The Marauders sailed into Thresher-infested waters Tuesday night, but Calvin Mitchell navigated them through to safety.Pittsburgh's seventh-ranked prospect went 4-for-5 with a triple, a double, and two RBIs in Class A Advanced Bradenton's 4-2 win over Clearwater at Spectrum Field. It marked the fourth career four-hit showing for Mitchell, who

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 30

Yanks' Breaux homers twice, Phils' Bohm delivers in FSL debut
May 1, 2019

Yankees C Josh Breaux, Class A Charleston: 3-for-5, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs -- New York's No. 15 prospect continued his five-game hit streak with a bang, notching the first multi-homer game of his professional career. In the first inning, Breaux blasted a two-run dinger before belting a leadoff solo shot in

Seven-run sixth pushes Power to 8-0 drubbing of 'Dogs

West Virginia's magic number reduced to two with the win
September 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 1, 2018) - West Virginia used a seven-run sixth inning and a quality start from Ike Schlabach to cruise to an 8-0 shutout win over the Charleston RiverDogs Saturday evening at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.The sixth inning started with Calvin Mitchell rocking a home run over the right-field wall to double

Reyes dominates as Power completes sweep of Suns

West Virginia's winning streak extends to seven games
August 30, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.V. (August 30, 2018) - The Power rode a quality start and a three-run eighth inning to a 5-1 victory Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep over the Hagerstown Suns at Appalachian Power Park.The Power has now won seven consecutive games and remain in control of the Northern Division Wild

Stafford's home run leads Power to fifth straight win

Oddy Nunez spins his third quality start with the Power in 5-2 victory
August 28, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.V. (August 28, 2018) - Deon Stafford lofted a go-ahead solo home run in the sixth inning as West Virginia pulled away late to snag a 5-2 win Tuesday evening at Appalachian Power Park.Stafford's homer broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth, vaulting West Virginia (31-30, 68-59) ahead, 3-2. The

Golden, Reyes among SAL honorees

Asheville outfielder, Greenville right-hander headline All-Star list
August 28, 2018

The South Atlantic League is one of two Class A circuits where Minor Leaguers can get their first tastes of full-season ball. On Tuesday, that taste got a whole lot sweeter for some Sally League players.MVP Casey Golden (Asheville), Most Outstanding Pitcher Denyi Reyes (Greenville) and Most Outstanding MLB Prospect

Cruz and Mitchell Tabbed as SAL Annual All-Stars

Cruz claims Most Outstanding MLB prospect and top SS; Mitchell selected as top DH
August 28, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (August 28, 2018) - The West Virginia Power, in conjunction with the South Atlantic League and league President Eric Krupa, is proud to announce that Oneil Cruz and Calvin Mitchell have been selected as two of the league's Annual All-Stars for the 2018 season. Cruz was selected as the

Five-run second pushes Power to 7-2 win in opener

Ike Schlabach hurls his second quality start of the season in the win
August 27, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.V. (August 27, 2018) - The Power offense gave Ike Schlabach's quality start plenty of run support with a five-run second to eclipse the Suns, 7-2, Monday night at Appalachian Power Park.Calvin Mitchell ripped the game open with a bases-clearing double in the second with Jesse Medrano, Luke Mangieri and Rodolfo Castro on the bases. This three-run

Mitchell's blast vaults Power over Suns

MacGregor struck out six over five innings in his first start since May 14
July 3, 2018

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 3, 2018) - Calvin Mitchell's three-run homer ignited a five-run seventh that lifted West Virginia to an 8-3 series finale win over the Hagerstown Suns Tuesday evening at Historic Municipal Stadium.After Oneil Cruz singled and Fabricio Macias walked to begin the inning, Mitchell clubbed his eighth homer of the season over the

SAL notes: Pirates' Mitchell powers lineup

West Virginia right fielder showing major progress in short time
June 8, 2018

As all 30 Major League Baseball teams added talent this week during the annual First-Year Player Draft, Calvin Mitchell could not help but reflect on how much he has grown over the past 12 months. Having entered the 2017 process deemed as one of the top hitters available, the West

Stafford's blast lifts West Virginia to 5-3 victory

SAL All-Star's fifth homer of 2018 made the difference Wednesday
June 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (June 6, 2018) - Deon Stafford's three-run homer capped off a four-run first for the Power, which was more than enough offense in a 5-3 victory over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night at Appalachian Power Park.West Virginia's offense hurried out of the gate for the third straight game

Mitchell and Stafford Named SAL All-Stars

Pair of prospects will participate in the All-Star Game in Greensboro
June 5, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (June 5, 2018) -Calvin Mitchell and Deon Stafford will represent the West Virginia Power as the team's two All-Stars in the South Atlantic League's 59th Annual All-Star Game on June 19 in Greensboro, N.C., league President Eric Krupa announced Tuesday. Stafford is the first Power catcher selected for

Power splits doubleheader behind offensive nightcap

Schlabach strikes out a career-best eight batters in 10-1 thrashing
June 5, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (June 5, 2018)- West Virginia earned a doubleheader split on Tuesday evening thanks to a 10-run, 11-hit offensive explosion in game two, along with a strong start from Ike Schlabach, as the Power took the back half of the twin bill, 10-1, against the Lexington Legends at Appalachian Power

Bolton's stellar debut headlines 5-0 shutout win

The righty spun five innings and struck out a career-high eight batters
May 25, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (May 25, 2018) - Cody Bolton's five sterling innings led a four-pitcher shutout for West Virginia, while Calvin Mitchell went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Power blanked the Kannapolis Intimidators, 5-0, on Friday night at Appalachian Power Park.Bolton (1-0) finished his South Atlantic League debut after a

Mitchell's go-ahead double lifts Power to 3-2 win

Blake Weiman spins a career-high four shutout innings to secure the victory
May 21, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 21, 2018) - Blake Weiman tossed four scoreless innings of relief and Calvin Mitchell hit a go-ahead double in the 11th to score Chris Sharpe and lead the Power to a 3-2 victory over the Columbia Fireflies on Monday evening at Spirit Communication Park.Weiman (1-0) earned the victory after tossing a career-high

Robles tosses seven stellar frames in 3-2 win

Busby, Mitchell each homer in series-opening victory over Lexington
May 17, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (May 17, 2018) - A pair of timely homers from Calvin Mitchell and Dylan Busby, along with a strong start from Domingo Robles, led to a 3-2 Power victory over the Lexington Legends at Appalachian Power Park on Thursday evening.Robles (3-3) worked through a career high-tying seven innings while allowing two runs, neither of

Mitchell mashes four hits, extends streak

Pirates No. 16 prospect doubles twice, plates run, scores once
April 27, 2018

On April 13, Calvin Mitchell went 0-for-4, dropping his batting average to .258. Since then, the Pirates' No. 16 prospect hasn't had a game without a hit.Mitchell extended his hitting streak to 13 on Friday night, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored to

Mitchell's bat, strong relief headline 6-0 win

Sulser and Fischer fire three shutout innings each in Low-A debuts
April 27, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY (April 27, 2018) - Calvin Mitchell put together his second four-hit game of the season while West Virginia used four pitchers to blank the Lexington Legends, 6-0, on Friday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.It did not take long for Mitchell to continue his torrid stretch at the plate, as

Padres' Reed rakes his way to weekly award

Outfielder goes 15-for-24 with four homers for Lake Elsinore
April 23, 2018

Prospects who struggle for an extended period risk dropping off the radar, particularly in a loaded system like the Padres'. For a time, Buddy Reed was a cautionary tale along those lines. The 2016 second-round pick was considered the No. 14 prospect in the San Diego system after he was

Mitchell Tabbed as SAL Player of the Week

Pirates' 16th-best prospect hit .467 with nine RBI from 4/16-4/22
April 23, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (April 23, 2018) - Power outfielder Calvin Mitchell has been named the South Atlantic League's Player of the Week for April 16-22, announced league President Eric Krupa on Monday. This honor is the first of Mitchell's professional career, as well as the first offensive Player of the Week

Mitchell turns up the Power in four-hit effort

Bucs' No. 16 prospect plates four in fourth straight multi-hit game
April 21, 2018

When players talk about being "in the groove," they're basically describing the first two weeks of Calvin Mitchell's 2018 season.The No. 16 Pirates prospect tripled and equaled career highs with four hits and four RBIs as Class A West Virginia rolled past Asheville, 13-2, at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday.