Prospect McGuire racks up four hits in win

Prospect McGuire racks up four hits in win

Catcher Reese McGuire, the Pirates' No. 7 prospect, collected four hits and drove in three runs Tuesday, helping Class A West Virginia defeat Lexington, 8-2.

McGuire, ranked No. 77 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, finished the night 4-for-5 and scored once. It was his first four-hit game of the season and matched his season high for RBIs.

Center fielder Austin Meadows, whom the Pirates selected five picks before they took McGuire in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored three runs in the victory.

Except for the first half of this season, which Meadows spent on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, the Pirates have kept Meadows and McGuire together. They began their careers in the Gulf Coast League and made a brief appearance with short-season Jamestown before advancing to West Virginia this year. Now, the 19-year-olds are even working on matching six-game hitting streaks.

Meadows, the Pirates' No. 4 prospect and No. 48 on the Top 100, has played 33 games with the Power since coming off the disabled list. He is hitting .318/.382/.465 with two home runs. McGuire is hitting .268/.313/.333 with two home runs in 93 games this season.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.