Prospect Watch: Impressive Streak For Andrew Lambo

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 (1-1, 3.65) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 1.00) - DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.361) -  1-for-1, 2 BB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.193) - 0-for-2, 3 BB

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.250) - 1-for-5

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.077) - 0-for-5, 3 K

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 1.54) - DNP

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) - Triple-A DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (0-2, 4.02) - DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-1, 3.50) - 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.263) - 1-for-4

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.256) - DNP

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.176) - 0-for-5

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.00) - DNP

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.86) - DNP

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 2.11) - DNP

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.52) - DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (3.44) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.344) – 4-for-8, 2 2B, 4 RBI

Home Runs: Matt Curry (2)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS 

Box Score

Result: Louisville 3, Indianapolis 0

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (0-1, 5.56) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordy Mercer, SS (.305) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Ryan Reid, RHP (0.90) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Cumpton gave up all three of his runs in the third inning. He had a nice K/BB ratio, which is something he hasn’t shown in his other starts this year. In his other three starts he combined for a 9:8 K/BB ratio. Ryan Reid has given up one earned run in 10 innings this year, with an 11:2 K/BB ratio. Jordy Mercer now has a .305/.391/.424 line in 59 at-bats on the season.

 

Andrew Lambo has reached base safely in all 16 of his games this year.

Andrew Lambo has reached base safely in all 16 of his games this year.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE 

Game One Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 4, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Francisco Liriano, LHP (0-1, 13.50) – 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.321) – 1-for-3, 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Matt Curry, 1B (.241) – 1-for-3, 2B

Jose Contreras, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Liriano didn’t do so well in his second rehab start, giving up a three run homer and leaving after 67 pitches in the third inning. He was supposed to go four innings or 65 pitches, whichever came first. Cory Giger mentioned that Liriano was missing up, which cost him with the home run. Jose Contreras pitched a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance for Altoona.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Altoona 9, Harrisburg 7

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (5.40) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.254) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Tim Alderson, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Andrew Lambo, LF (.344) – 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI

Jeff Inman, RHP (1-0, 2.00) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Matt Curry hit his second homer of the year in the first inning, giving Altoona a 3-0 lead. Andrew Lambo has an impressive streak going. He has reached base safely in each of his 16 games played this season. He also has a six game hitting streak going. Tim Alderson, Luis Sanz, and Jeff Inman combined for seven shutout innings, allowing Altoona to take the victory. Charlie Cutler came through in the 11th inning with a two run double to give Altoona the lead and the eventual win.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Palm Beach 3

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (3.44) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Lashmet, 1B (.375) – 3-for-4, 2B, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Quinton Miller, RHP (1-2, 3.38) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Jose Osuna, DH (.237) – 1-for-4, BB, 2 RBI

Game Notes: For the second straight night, the Marauders got a walk off win. This time Jose Osuna came up with the bases loaded and hit a line drive single through the right side of the infield to bring in Junior Sosa for the win. Osuna has been hitting the ball hard lately, although a lot of those hits have gone to fielders. That was the case with one of his at-bats tonight. This is a big change from where he was at the start of the year, when he wasn’t making hard contact at all. Eliecer Navarro has a 3.44 ERA in 18.1 innings this year, with a 14:4 K/BB ratio. Quinton Miller has looked good out of the bullpen, and struck out the side in the ninth inning tonight, in his second inning of work.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 14, West Virginia 4

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (1-1, 3.50) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.388) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K

Other Notable Performers

Walker Gourley, RF (.317) – 2-for-3, 3B, BB

Game Notes: West Virginia has been out-scored 27-6 in the last two games against Hagerstown. Last night there were a lot of unearned runs. Tonight there were only three unearned runs. The bulk of the damage came when Lance Breedlove gave up seven runs, six earned, in one inning of work. Stetson Allie went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts yesterday. He added two more strikeouts today, but picked up two hits, including a double. Clay Holmes now has a 14:15 K/BB ratio in 18 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/allyn.weimer Allyn Weimer

    How much longer will Stetson Allie have but put up these impressive numbers before we can assume he is the real deal?

    • piratemike

      When he is doing it in AA & AAA.

      • http://www.facebook.com/allyn.weimer Allyn Weimer

        Very true. It is encouraging to see the improvement in hitting in the minors. A few years back all the top prospects where pictures. Now we have Polanco, Hanson, Bell, Barnes, etc.