Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Hits First Homer, Marte Extends Hitting Streak


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 (2-1, 4.63) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-6, 4.05) - DNP

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

4. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.291) - 2-for-5

5. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.336) - 2-for-5, 2B

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

7. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (0-1, 0.64) - DNP

8. Rudy Owens, LHP, Indianapolis (7-4, 2.89) - DNP

9. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (7-4, 2.92) - DNP

10. Robbie Grossman, CF, Altoona (.249) - 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K

11. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.311) - 2-for-4, 2B, SB

12. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (1-2, 5.29) - DNP

13. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (1-6, 5.86) - DNP

14. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (7-4, 3.44) - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

15. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.230) - 2-for-4, 2B, 2 BB

16. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.50) - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

17. Mel Rojas, CF, Bradenton (.258) - 2-for-4, 2B

18. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.326) - 1-for-6

19. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.292) - 0-for-4

20. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.296) - 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI



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Top Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (5-2, 2.74) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gift Ngoepe, SS (.241) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Home Runs: Alex Dickerson (8), Gift Ngoepe 2 (6, 7), Jose Osuna (7)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 10, Columbus 5

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson, LHP (7-4, 3.44) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.230) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers

Starling Marte, CF (.291) – 2-for-5

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.216) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 BB

Bryan Morris, RHP (2.50) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Justin Wilson struggled with his control again, walking four. He threw 108 pitches in five innings, with the majority coming in the first three innings. This was the first time Wilson has walked more than three in a start since June 5th, spanning six starts. That’s pretty significant for Wilson. Bryan Morris came on in relief and had a good outing, throwing two shutout innings. On the season, Morris has a 2.50 ERA in 51.1 innings, with a 53:12 K/BB ratio. Tony Sanchez continued his hot streak. He has a six game hitting streak, and is 9-for-26 with two doubles and three homers in that stretch. Starling Marte extended his hitting streak to 12 games.



Box Score

Result: Binghamton 8, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Kyle McPherson, RHP (1-3, 4.37) – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.230) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers

Matt Curry, 1B (.314) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Kyle McPherson now has a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 innings in Altoona this year, with a 16:4 K/BB ratio. He’s given up one walk in each of his four starts this year. Prior to tonight’s start, he had nine strikeouts in 17 innings. This was a much better outing statistically than his previous two, where he combined for eight earned runs in 12 innings, with a 4:2 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: Bradenton 6, St. Lucie 3

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (3-4, 3.52) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Gift Ngoepe, SS (.241) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Alex Dickerson, 1B (.296) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Mel Rojas, CF (.258) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Gift Ngoepe hit two homers, giving him seven on the year. Alex Dickerson hit his eighth homer of the year. Dickerson has three homers in his last ten games, and has six of his homers since the start of June. Eliecer Navarro made his second straight start. In those two starts he has combined for one earned run in 11 innings, with an 8:2 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: West Virginia 8, Lakewood 1

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (5-2, 2.74) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, DH (.265) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Gregory Polanco, CF (.311) – 2-for-4, 2B, SB

Alen Hanson, SS (.336) – 2-for-5, 2B

Game Notes: Robby Rowland now has a 2.74 ERA in 49.1 innings this year, with a 27:12 K/BB ratio. He’s gotten some extreme ground ball numbers this year with his sinker, and tonight was no different, with a 10:3 GO/AO ratio. Jose Osuna hit his seventh homer of the year. Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco continued their hot hitting with two hits each. Polanco stole his 27th base of the year.



Box Score

Result: Vermont 4, State College 2

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (0.95) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Diaz, SS (.250) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Jodaneli Carvajal, 2B (.292) – 1-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Luis Heredia made his fourth start of the year, and for the third straight outing went five innings. Heredia gave up an unearned run in the first, then gave up his second earned run of the year in the fourth after three straight two out singles. On the season he has a 0.95 ERA in 19 innings, with a 14:3 K/BB ratio. He had a good 8:2 GO/AO ratio tonight.



Box Score

Result: Phillies 7, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (4.15) – 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.204) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.266) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB, SB

Adalberto Santos, RF (.276) – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his first career home run. Allie now has a .204/.328/.347 line in 49 at-bats. In his last start, Tyler Glasnow gave up six runs, two earned, in one inning. He left due to a single inning pitch count. This time around he had a much better result. This was his best start since his season debut, when he gave up one run on two hits in 3.2 innings, with no walks and four strikeouts.



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Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Rangers 5

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (3.25) – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ramses Pena, LF (.284) – 3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Players

Maximo Rivera, DH (.402) – 3-for-4

Carlos Ozuna, SS (.291) – 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI



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Author: Tim Williams

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