Prospect Watch: Another Great Start For Holmes, Allie Hits His Third Homer


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 post trade deadline update.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.93) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (6-7, 3.91) - DNP

3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.315) - DNP

5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia (.326) - DNP

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

7. Clay Holmes, RHP, State College (4-1, 0.83) - 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

8. Jeff Locke, LHP, Indianapolis (9-5, 2.66) - DNP (Headed to Majors)

9. Justin Wilson, LHP, Indianapolis (8-5, 4.14) - DNP

10. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 4.07) - DNP

11. Barrett Barnes, CF, State College (.288) - State College DL (UPDATE)

12. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.214) - DNP

13. Alex Dickerson, 1B, Bradenton (.300) - 1-for-3, BB

14. Matt Curry, 1B, Altoona (.289) - 1-for-4, 2B, BB

15. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.73) – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C, GCL Pirates (.290) - DNP

17. Nick Kingham, RHP, West Virginia (4-7, 4.83) - DNP

18. Jose Osuna, 1B, West Virginia (.276) - DNP

19. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, West Virginia (3-4, 4.39) - DNP

20. Victor Black, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 2.05) - DNP



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Top Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (0.83) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.224) – 2-for-4, HR, BB, 2 K

Home Runs: Quincy Latimore (14), Chris Diaz (1), Stetson Allie (3), Andrew Lambo (1), Julio Perez (1)



Box Score

Result: Charlotte 12, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Daniel Cabrera, RHP (5-6, 4.59) – 5.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Tabata, CF (.317) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Brock Holt, 2B (.333) – 1-for-3, BB

Bryan Morris, RHP (2.73) – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jose Tabata ended his eight game hitting streak yesterday, but got back on the board today. In his last ten games he is 17-for-39. His double today was his second extra base hit during that stretch. Bryan Morris had a bad outing, giving up two earned runs in two innings. He had combined for five runs in 19 innings over his previous nine games. Brock Holt made his Triple-A debut, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Nancy Zinni’s live game report.



Box Score

Result: Bowie 9, Altoona 8

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3.82) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Drew Maggi, SS (.246) – 3-for-5, SB

Other Notable Performers

Ramon Cabrera, C (.261) – 2-for-5, 2B

Matt Curry, 1B (.289) – 1-for-4, 2B, BB

Quincy Latimore, CF (.243) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton has had back to back rough outings, giving up nine earned runs in six innings over his last two starts, with five walks and one strikeout. Quincy Latimore hit his 14th homer of the year, putting him one shy of last year’s totals with 128 fewer at-bats. Matt Curry hit his 29th double. Ramon Cabrera had his fifth multi-hit game in his last nine games.



Box Score

Result: Charlotte 8, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (4-6, 3.44) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Grovatt, LF (.258) – 1-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Carlos Mesa, RF (.234) – 2-for-4

Alex Dickerson, 1B (.300) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Bradenton was held to two hits through the first eight innings. Dan Grovatt extended his hitting streak to seven games, with five doubles and one triple during that stretch. Quinton Miller gave up four runs in an inning of work, with most of his damage coming on a three run homer.



West Virginia was off tonight.



Box Score

Result: State College 4, Batavia 2

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (0.83) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Diaz, SS (.203) – 1-for-5, HR

Other Notable Performers

D.J. Crumlich, 3B (.263) – 2-for-4, BB, SB

Walker Gourley, LF (.250) – 2-for-5, 2B

Game Notes: Clay Holmes continued his impressive season. The right hander now has an 0.83 ERA in 43.1 innings with a 30:20 K/BB ratio. In his last six starts, Holmes has given up one earned run in 29.2 innings with a 18:12 K/BB ratio. He’s only given up 19 hits on the season, with eight in those last six starts. Chris Diaz hit his first career home run as a pro. Will Cleveland’s live game report.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 6, Tigers 3

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (3.04) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.224) – 2-for-4, HR, BB, 2 K

Other Notable Performers

Andrew Lambo, RF (.450) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Eric Wood, DH (.310) – 2-for-4

Kevin Ross, 3B (.244) – 2-for-5, 2B

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his third homer of the year. On the season he has a .224/.326/.360 line in 125 at-bats. Andrew Lambo is 9-for-20 with two doubles and a homer in five rehab appearances. 2012 sixth round pick Eric Wood is hitting for a .310/.396/.494 line in 87 at-bats.



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



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Box Score

Result: Phillies 4, Pirates 2

Starting Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, LHP (3-5, 4.37) – 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Ozuna, SS (.261) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Julio Perez, 1B (.247) – 1-for-1, HR

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  • buccotime57

    I went to the game on monday night in indy…i feel tabata has put some weight on again..and he dropped such a routine fly ball in CF, hit into a dp..did not look sharp…I love tony sanchezs defense…he gunned out a player trying to steal thrid on monday…no way barajas/the fort would have got him…can we see a fort/sanchez combo next year?

  • James Vargo

    And can those of us who clamored for Marte’s promotion give a great big, TOLD YOU SO!!!

    • Tim Williams

      If that’s directed at me, I was saying at the start of July to give him another month to see if his numbers were legit. After continuing those numbers, they called him up near the end of July.

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