Prospect Watch: Perfect Night For Herrera, Two More Homers From Allie


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, 6.00) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 1.64) - DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.306) - 2-for-4

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.209) - 1-for-4

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.293) - 1-for-6

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) - Triple-A DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (0-2, 6.52) - DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 4.15) - DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.323) - 4-for-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.111) - 1-for-3, RBI

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.129) – 0-for-6

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.43) - 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

17. Victor Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 4.26) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

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) - 6.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR



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Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (0.00) – 6.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.323) – 4-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (2), Brandon Inge (1), Stetson Allie 2 (4, 5), Eric Wood (3), Dilson Herrera (1), Raul Fortunato (1)



Game One Box Score

Result: Columbus 2, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (1-1, 1.64) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Brett Carroll, DH (.400) – 1-for-1, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Felix Pie, LF (.129) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Two Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Columbus 0

Starting Pitcher: Brooks Brown, RHP (3.00) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Presley, CF (.357) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Brandon Inge, DH (.125) – 1-for-4, HR

Vic Black, RHP (4.26) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Kris Johnson had a good start in game one, and seems to be picking up where he left off from the DWL season. Brett Carroll hit his second homer of the year in game one. Brooks Brown, Ryan Reid, and Vic Black combined for seven shutout innings in game two, striking out ten and giving up one walk and one hit. Brandon Inge hit the first homer of his rehab assignment, with the homer coming off Matt Capps.



Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 3, Altoona 1

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (0.00) – 6.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gift Ngoepe, SS (.208) – 1-for-3, 2B, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Jeff Inman, RHP (3.38) – 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel had another great start, and now has 12.1 shutout innings on the season. He’s given up just seven hits, with an 11:4 K/BB ratio so far. Between Mark Melancon’s great start to the season in the majors, Pimentel looking like he’s turned his prospect status around, and Joel Hanrahan getting off to a rough start with Boston, the early return on that trade is looking good. Jerry Sands and Ivan De Jesus Jr. aren’t performing as well with Indianapolis, but if the return is four years of Melancon and Pimentel returning to his former prospect status, that’s a great deal. Of course the season is very young for all parties involved, but so far the return is off to a great start.



Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, St. Lucie 3

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (6.43) – 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Benji Gonzalez, LF (.308) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, CF (.306) – 2-for-4

Jose Osuna, 1B (.176) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Bradenton finally won their first game of the season. They managed to score two runs off top prospect Noah Syndergaard in five innings, then managed two more to take the lead in the seventh. Alen Hanson hit a one out single, stole second, and scored the tying run on a Benji Gonzalez double. Dan Gamache singled to score Gonzalez for the go-ahead run.


Dilson Herrera reached base safely in every plate appearance tonight.

Dilson Herrera reached base safely in every plate appearance tonight.


Box Score

Result:  West Virginia 14, Asheville 9

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.35) – 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter:  Dilson Herrera, 2B (.323) – 4-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers

Stetson Allie, 1B (.356) – 2-for-6, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Eric Wood, 3B (.324) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 BB

Raul Fortunato, CF (.333) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Max Moroff, SS (.250) – 2-for-6, 2B

Game Notes: West Virginia was down 9-6 heading into the top of the 9th inning before scoring eight runs in the frame. Raul Fortunato tied the game up with a three run homer. Three straight singles and an error brought in two more runs. Then Stetson Allie put the game out of reach with his second homer of the game, and fifth of the year. Dilson Herrera reached base safely in every plate appearance, and brought his average up 101 points in the process. Eric Wood hit his third homer of the year. Fortunato, who had a 36 game hitting streak two years ago in the DSL, extended his hitting streak to eight games. Stetson Allie also has an eight game hitting streak. His early season 9.0 AB/HR ratio is a pace for 61 homers in a 550 at-bat season.

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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, 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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  • buc em all

    Happy for Allie hope he keeps it up that wv team seams to have some underrated kids

  • Steve Zielinski

    I would appreciate any news or reviews about Hanson and Osuna. Are their poor starts worrisome or just noise?

    • Tim Williams

      I’m not worried about Hanson. He’s been hitting well, and a few have been hard hit to fielders. Osuna isn’t hitting the way you’d want him to. Not making strong contact. Of course, he started slow with his power last April, with a .094 ISO. Picked it up after that.

      • Steve Zielinski

        That’s good news about Hanson. We expect more from him than from most prospects. So, a slow start produces FUD when for those of us who can’t see him play.

  • jamesmvargo

    When will you do an article on Allie? He’s hitting kind of crazy, right now. I’m also intrigued with Stolmy. I was hoping he would rebound with the Bucs.

    • Tim Williams

      Probably later this week.

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