Prospect Watch: Dickerson Homers Again, Two Homers For Welch


A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 5.25) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 2.63) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.269) - 1-for-5

4. Josh Bell, RF (.267) - DNP

5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.211) - DNP

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.282) - DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) - DNP

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP (No Stats) - AAA DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 10.24) - DNP


Top Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (1-1, 3.57) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stefan Welch, 3B (.231) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Stefan Welch 2 (1,2), Alex Dickerson (2)


Box Score

Result: Louisville 4, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson, LHP (1-3, 3.97) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordy Mercer, 3B (.238) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, CF (.269) – 1-for-5

Daniel Moskos, LHP (1.59) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Jared Hughes, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Justin Wilson has a 22:14 K/BB ratio in 22.2 innings this year. In his second start of the year he didn’t allow a walk in 6.2 innings. He’s given up almost a walk an inning in his other three starts. Jared Hughes made his Triple-A debut this year in his first appearance since being demoted. Jordy Mercer had three hits in 28 at-bats over his last nine games heading in to this contest.


Altoona was off today.


Box Score

Result: Bradenton 8, Jupiter 2

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (1-1, 3.57) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stefan Welch, 3B (.231) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Alex Dickerson, 1B (.290) – 1-for-3, HR, BB, SB

Carlos Paulino, C (.213) – 2-for-4, 2B

Drew Maggi, SS (.298) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB

Josh Poytress, LHP (0.00) – 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Quinton Miller, RHP (6.00) – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Alex Dickerson hit his second homer of the year, and his second homer in as many days. The two homers by Stefan Welch were his first two of the year. He also became the first Pirates minor league player to hit multiple homers in the same day this season. Josh Poytress has pitched 4.2 shutout innings in high-A, with three hits, and a 4:2 K/BB ratio. Colton Cain only gave up two hits, one of which was a two-run homer in the fifth inning.


West Virginia was off today.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 7-10

AA: Altoona Curve – 7-8

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 8-9

A: West Virginia Power – 5-12

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • scrappy2499

    Hey WTM, keep reporting on Mercer it seemed to fire him up today :)  We need a SS who is able to hit and field…

    • Steve Dimmick

      noticed Mercer played 3B…hmmm….

      • scrappy2499

        He is their primary SS right now though…

  • st1300b

    I’m still waiting on the first report from extended spring on Heredia… why no news?

    • Kevin_Creagh

      The EST games are really just glorified scrimmages.  No actual stats are kept.  Plus, as Tim has mentioned before, sometimes a pitcher will pitch 4 outs to work on something.  Or a runner will be placed on a base so the pitcher can work out of the stretch or a pickoff move.

      We can ask how he’s throwing, but it won’t be a true measure of Heredia.  Hang in there until June 18th when he goes to State College!

  • ElGaupo77

    if Pedro has a 400 OPS, Mercer would have a 250.   Mercer is Clint Barmes….he’ll be a terrible ML hitter but will make a career out of his glove.  

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