Prospect Watch: Big Night from Alex Dickerson


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 (2-4, 4.85) –  DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.37) –  DNP

3. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.318) - DNP

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

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 1.85) – DNP

6. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (7-5, 3.01) – DNP

7. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.323) – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

8. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (3-4, 4.19) – DNP

9. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (3-7, 5.26) – DNP

10. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (8-4, 4.06) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.221) – 0-for-3

12. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.48) –  2.2 IP 2 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 0 HR

13. Mel Rojas, CF, Bradenton (.253) – 1-for-4, BB

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.308) – DNP

15. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.283) – DNP

16. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.293) – 4-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI

17. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (4-1, 0.80) – DNP

18. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.306) – DNP

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-3, 4.03) – DNP

20. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.274) - 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI



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Top Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (1-0 2.70) 5 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 SO 0 HR
Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson (.293) – 4-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Home Runs: Jose Osuna (13), Alex Dickerson 2 (9, 10)



Box Score

Result:  Indianapolis 5, Pawtucket 1

Starting Pitcher: Chris Leroux, RHP (1-0 2.70) 5 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 SO 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Clement, DH (.297) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Matt Hague, 1B (.304) – 2-for-4

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.232) – 2-for-4, 3B, SB

Bryan Morris, RHP (2.48) 2.2 IP 2 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 0 HR

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.



Altoona was rained out. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow.



Box Score

Result: Daytona 9, Bradenton 7

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (2-5 3.51) –  6 IP 10 H 7 R 6 ER 3 BB 3 SO 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.293) – 4-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Quinton Miller, RHP (6.29) 2 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 3 SO 0 HR

Elevys Gonzalez, 2B (.250) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Gift Ngoepe, SS (.255)- 0-for-2, RBI, 3 BB

Game Notes: Tim’s game recap.



Box Score

Result:  Greensboro 9, West Virginia 6

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (5-3 3.46) –  5 IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 0 SO 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.276) – 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Willy Garcia, LF (.255) – 1-for-3, BB, SB

Gregory Polanco, CF (.323) – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

Jose Osuna, 1B (.274) – 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Jose Osuna hit his 13th homer of the year.  The top three batters in the order, Taylor Lewis, Chris Lashmet and Gregory Polanco walked a combined total of seven times. Porfirio Lopez took the loss by allowing five runs in the eighth inning. Alen Hanson didn’t play for a second straight game, after leaving Tuesday’s game in the first inning.



Box Score

Result: Game was suspended in the 7th inning due to rain/lightning



Box Score

Result: Tigers 6, Pirates 3 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Andy Otamendi, LHP (1-0 3.32) – 4.0 IP 2 H 2 R 1 ER 0 BB 1 SO 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jin-De Jhang, C (.320) – 3-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers

Stetson Allie, DH (.208) – 1-for-5

Max Moroff, SS (.800) – 3-for-4, 2 SB, 2 Runs

Elvis Escobar, CF (.243) – 0-for-4, 2 K

Game Notes: Jin De-Jhang reached base in all five of his plate appearances and Max Moroff reached base three times (he also had a sacrifice) after reaching base all four times in his debut on Tuesday. Bryton Trepagnier threw two scoreless innings, his fifth straight appearance without an earned run. Wyatt Mathisen fractured his foot. Update on Josh Bell’s knee. Live game notes.



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Box Score

Result: Pirates 10, Yankees 5

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, LHP (4-0 3.52) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Danny Arribas, 3B (.269) – 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB



Box Score wasn’t uploaded

Result: Pirates 8, Mets 5

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • JohnDreker

    Just a note: I will be at the West Virginia game tomorrow and hopefully get word on Hanson. I’ll pass it along tomorrow night in the game recap, if not sooner via twitter

  • tom homolek

    Any chance Stetson Alley goes back to pitching. Maybe the break from pitching kind of reset him.

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