Prospect Watch: Lambo Hits For The Cycle

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 (.278) - 1-for-3, BB, SB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.208) - 1-for-5, SB

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.182) – 2-for-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 Runs

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, Extended Spring Training

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 0.00) - DNP

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 (.211) - 0-for-5, BB, 2 Runs

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.091) - 0-for-3

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.133) – 1-for-6, RBI

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) - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

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: Andy Oliver, LHP (0-0, 0.00) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.417) – 4-for-6, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs

Home Runs: Jordy Mercer (1), Andrew Lambo (2), Max Moroff (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 3, Toledo 2 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (0-0, 0.00) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordy Mercer, SS (.318) – 3-for-4, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Brett Carroll, LF (.267) – 2-for-3, BB, RBI

Duke Welker, RHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Andy Oliver had his second straight shutout appearance, following up his six shutout innings on Opening Day. He has been nearly unhittable, but has also showed signs of the control problems that have plagued him these past two years in AAA, by walking three batters in each game. Jordy Mercer hit his first homer of the year and added two singles. Duke Welker threw two shutout innings for the win and Brandon Inge went 0-for-4, his fifth game(out of six) without a hit.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE 

Lambo hit the first cycle in Curve history

Lambo hit the first cycle in Curve history

Box Score

Result: Altoona 14, Akron 6

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (0-1, 7.45) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.417) – 4-for-6, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs

Other Notable Performers

Mel Rojas Jr., CF (.276) – 4-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI

Alex Dickerson, RF (.304) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Tim Alderson, RHP (0.00) – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Matt Curry, 1B (.286) – 2-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Andrew Lambo hit for the cycle, as Altoona broke out for 14 runs. It was the first ever cycle in the 15 year history of the Altoona Curve. Mel Rojas Jr and Lambo each had four hits, as the Curve pounded out 18 hits in the win. Brandon Cumpton had his second straight poor outing, but he was let off the hook by the Altoona bats. Tim Alderson picked up the win. Gift Ngoepe was finally able to pick up his first hit of the year, going 1-for-4, but he also struck out three times.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Charlotte 6, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-2, 4.00) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.278) – 1-for-3, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.208) – 1-for-5, SB

Jose Osuna, 1B (.188) – 1-for-4, 2B

Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (0-0, 3.38) 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bradenton lost their fifth straight game to open up the season. They had 12 strikeouts in the game and made four errors, including Alen Hanson’s 4th of the season. Both Polanco and Hanson each stole their third base of the season. Dan Gamache had the only RBI. Jose Osuna, Gamache and Chris Lashmet had the only extra base hits, all doubles. Eric Avila is 0-for-15 in four games, hasn’t reached base yet and has made three errors.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Charleston 10, West Virginia 7 in 11 innings

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (0-1, 5.00) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter:  Stetson Allie, 1B (.346) – 4-for-6, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Josh Bell, RF (.182) – 2-for-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.211) – 0-for-5, BB, 2 Runs

Eric Wood, 3B (.318) – 4-for-5, 2B

Game Notes: The Power lost despite 14 hits by their batters and 14 strikeouts by their pitchers. They were hurt by five errors, including two by Max Moroff, who now has six miscues in five games. Stetson Allie has reached base 12 times in his last four games after opening the year 0-for-8, with five strikeouts. Ryan Hafner allowed two runs in his three innings of work, but also struck out seven batters. Raul Fortunato hit his third triple of the season. Moroff added his first homer of the year, second as a pro.

John Dreker

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

    Alen Hanson now has FOUR errors already???!!

    Are Lambo and Allie for real?

    • John Dreker

      Tim will have to comment on his defense, I believe at least three of the errors have happened on the road though.
      I could definitely believe Lambo being real, he had some injuries issues last year and really worked hard this off-season, plus he is healthy. He was a top hitting prospect at one time and I’ve seen him flash potential in person. He crushed a ball in Trenton when I saw him, that went over their high scoreboard in right-center on a line drive.
      I’ll hold off on Allie for now. He was a very good hitter in HS, which he isn’t far removed from and has been back at hitting for almost a full calendar year now, so he should be able to hold his own, but I wouldn’t expect a .300 hitter who draws walks at this point. More likely a low on base guy who hits 15 homers and 30 doubles, with lots of strikeouts. His power is huge, just don’t know if he will make enough contact to make it usable power

  • jg941

    Is Allie still playing any 3B, or is he sticking at 1B?

    • John Dreker

      He is a first baseman now and will occasionally DH

      • cyphtime

        kinda crazy to think that a guy that can top 100 has his last chance to make it as a baseball player at the position that involves the least amount of throwing lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/jevans1863 Jeff Evans

    I was sitting behind the plate in Akron last night. The Home run Lambo hit was to right field and cleared the wall, bleachers and concourse and off of the wing warehouse building. I was sitting with an Aeros employee who stated that it was the longest home run he has seen in several years at Canal Park.
    Also impressive were line drives off the wall in the left center power ally by Santos Dickerson to the right center ally. For one night, at least, the Curve was putting on a clinic.