Prospect Watch: Glasnow Has Strong Debut, Allie Homers Again

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be found by clicking the player names below. Players who weren’t in the original top 20 are linked to their player page on the site.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 6.75) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.00) - DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.267) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.211) - DNP

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.125) – 1-for-4, 2B, BB, 3 RBI

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, Extended Spring Training

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 0.00) - 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 9.00) - DNP

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (0-1, 3.60) - DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 9.82) - DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.286) - 2-for-5

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.125) – 1-for-3, 2B

14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.133) – 0-for-3

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 10.13) - DNP

17. Victor Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 8.10) - DNP

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) - DNP

19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.00) - DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (1-0, 1.50) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.444) – 2-for-4, HR

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (1), Matt Curry (1), Adalberto Santos (1), Stetson Allie (2)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 3, Toledo 1

Starting Pitcher: Phil Irwin, RHP (1-0, 1.50) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brett Carroll, LF (.167) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Darren Ford, CF (.364) – 2-for-4, 2 3B

Bryan Morris, RHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Brett Carroll hit his first homer of the year. Darren Ford became the first Indian to hit two triples in a game since Michael Ryan in 2007. Phil Irwin reached Indianapolis at the end of the 2012 season, striking out 28 in 21 innings with a 2.57 ERA. Irwin continued his success in Triple-A with his first start of the season. He could reach the majors as a starting option this year, but seems more likely to be a reliever in the short-term due to all of the starting options the Pirates have. Bryan Morris now has two strikeouts in three shutout innings.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE 

Box Score

Result: Akron 5, Altoona 3

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (0-1, 6.00) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.444) – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers

Jeff Inman, RHP (6.75) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Matt Curry, 1B (.273) – 1-for-4, HR

Game Notes: Adalberto Santos hit his first homer of the year tonight. He’s now 8-for-18 to start the season, with a double and a homer. Matt Curry also hit his first homer of the year. Both players were held back from Triple-A this year, despite strong numbers last year in Altoona. Curry hit for a .285 average and an .832 OPS, but you’d like to see more power out of him in the future. Santos had a .340/.425/.433 line, but also needs more power to be more than a future utility player.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Bradenton was off today.

 

Tyler Glasnow struck out six in five shutout innings.

Tyler Glasnow struck out six in five shutout innings.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Charleston 9, West Virginia 4

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (0.00) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Stetson Allie, 1B (.250) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers

Raul Fortunato, LF (.353) – 3-for-4, 3B

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.286) – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow had a strong debut with West Virginia. The most encouraging thing was the lack of walks. Last year he had great numbers in the GCL, but struggled at times with his control. Stetson Allie homered for the second day in a row. One red flag is that he has eight strikeouts in 20 at-bats. Josh Smith and Bryton Trepagnier combined to give up all nine runs, with Trepagnier giving up seven in 1.2 innings.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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 AccuScore.com, 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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  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.rothermund Ian Rothermund

    How long will they be able to hold Santos down in AA?

    • John Eshleman

      My guess is mid-year, when the shuffling of rosters between levels picks up. Developmentally, I think AA is a fine place for Santos to work on his power, but given his age and success, it’s pretty clear he’s ready to move up.

  • Y2JGQ2

    Until Brandon Inge is released- then everyone will shift up

    • http://battlingbucs.wordpress.com battlingbucs

      Inge is down in AAA on a rehab assignment so he doesn’t count against the AAA roster. If the Pirates were to release him, which I see no point in keeping him, another move would have to be made to allow Santos to come up to AAA.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      I liked the ‘until’ and not ‘if’….lol