Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Leads Big Day on Offense in the GCL


A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.00) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (3-6, 4.52) - DNP

3. Mark Appel, RHP (No Stats) - Unsigned

4. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.266) - 1-for-2, BB, 3 RBI

5. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.316) - 1-for-3, 3B, BB, SB

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.274) - Low-A DL

7. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (No Stats) - DNP

8. Rudy Owens, LHP, Indianapolis (5-2, 2.34) - DNP

9. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (5-3, 3.27) - DNP

10. Robbie Grossman, CF, Altoona (.219) - DNP

11. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.292) - 0-for-4

12. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 1.80) - DNP

13. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (1-4, 5.22) - DNP

14. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (5-4, 3.62) - DNP

15. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.229) - 1-for-3, 2B

16. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.34) - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

17. Mel Rojas, CF, Bradenton (.266) - 1-for-4, 3B

18. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.600) - 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

19. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.000) - 0-for-2

20. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.294) - 2-for-3, BB



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Top Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (2-4, 5.48) – 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Kirk Singer, SS (.500) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Kirk Singer (1), Dilson Herrera (1), Julio Perez (1)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 2, Charlotte 1

Starting Pitcher: Rick VandenHurk, RHP (5-0, 1.86) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Gorkys Hernandez, LF (.269) – 2-for-5, 3B

Other Notable Performers

Bryan Morris, RHP (2.34) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bryan Morris has a 2.34 ERA on the year in 42.1 innings, with a 42:10 K/BB ratio. Jeff Clement went 1-for-2 with a double. The double was his 20th of the season. Rick VandenHurk has given up zero or one runs in five of his seven starts this year.



Altoona was off today.



Box Score

Result: Bradenton 6, St. Lucie 5

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (2-4, 5.48) – 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Kirk Singer, SS (.500) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Andy Vasquez, 3B (.266) – 3-for-4, 2B, SB

Mel Rojas, CF (.266) – 1-for-4, 3B

Game Notes: Kirk Singer hit his first homer of the year at the high-A level. Mel Rojas hit his eighth triple of the year. Colton Cain had one of his best starts of the year, which came after putting up an 11.12 ERA in 5.2 innings over two starts in June. Prior to those two starts, Cain missed about a month with a groin injury.



West Virginia was off for the SAL All-Star break.



Box Score

Result: Williamsport 6, State College 2

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (0-1, 6.75) – 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jodaneli Carvajal, SS (.500) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Joan Montero, RHP (0.00) – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: After starting the season in West Virginia hitting for a .243/.308/.336 line in 107 at-bats, Carvajal was sent to State College. He started off with a two hit game in each level. First round compensation pick Barrett Barnes went 0-for-2 in his debut. Jason Creasy pitched 5.1 innings in the GCL last year over three appearances, with a 1.69 ERA and a 3:3 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 13, Blue Jays 3

Starting Pitcher: Colten Brewer, RHP (4.50) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 3B (.667) – 2-for-3, 3B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Elvis Escobar, CF (.667) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Wyatt Mathisen, DH (.600) – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Jesus Vasquez, 1B (.667) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI

Luis Urena, RF (.400) – 2-for-5, 2 2B

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.250) – 1-for-4, HR, BB, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Every hitter in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit. Seven of the nine hitters had multiple hits. Stetson Allie got off to a good start to his hitting career, with an RBI triple in his first at-bat. Wyatt Mathisen had a strong debut with three hits. Dilson Herrera hit his first homer of the year in his first game in the US. Colten Brewer made his pro debut after being drafted in the fourth round last year.



For a primer on the 2012 DSL Pirates, along with information on the players to watch, check out the 2012 DSL Preview.



Box Score

Result: Mets 4, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Mervin Del Rosario, LHP (0-1, 4.32) – 0.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Julio Perez (.280) – 1-for-1, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Richard Mitchell, RHP (6.23) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR



Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Phillies 2

Starting Pitcher: Christopher De Leon, RHP (3.86) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Yunerky Adames, RF (.341) – 2-for-4, 2 3B



AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 41-29

AA: Altoona Curve – 31-36

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 28-41

A: West Virginia Power – 23-47

A-: State College Spikes – 0-1

RK: GCL Pirates – 1-0

RK: DSL Pirates1 – 8-6

RK: DSL Pirates2 – 7-7

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  • WestminsterGuy

    What’s up with
    Rick VandenHurk .. is this guy a legit prospect? He’s been killing it! Where did he come from?

    • Kevin_Creagh

      To me, VandenHurk is a Quad A starter. His last stop was with the Orioles, but he spent most of his time with the Marlins.
      I would feel fine with him getting a spot emergency start (moreso than Brian Burres last year) but he’s not a guy to get super excited about.

      • Lee Young

        Kevin….well maybe the Bucco pitching system magic has turned him around and made him legit???

        Didja ever think of that, huhn? lol.

        Since folks seem to keep asking about this ‘young phenom’, perhaps P2 should have a permanent link to his BRef page? lol

        What is REALLY scary about him are the ‘comparison pitchers’ at the bottom of the page. Talk about some obscure pitchers.

  • JohnDreker

    We knew Allie could hit, and do it with power, but I think seeing him take a walk in his first game is just as big as the triple. I wasn’t expecting any plate patience at all from him. Glad to see they put him in at 3b too already, although he did make an error. Not sure they would’ve put him in just yet had they not felt he was ready

    • Ian Rothermund

      The patience was a really good sign. He better be able to put 30 out in PNC one day though, otherwise everyone is still going to be wondering what he wouldve looked like on the mound.

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