Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers Twice; Strong Starts From Pimentel, Glasnow, Oliver

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 (2-1, 2.31) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.03) - DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.318) - 0-for-3

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.247) - 0-for-3

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.277) - 2-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.237) - 3-for-5, SB

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (1-0, 1.80) - 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 3.04) - DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 3.91) - DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.274) - 2-for-5

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.259) - 1-for-2, 2B, BB

14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.42) – DNP

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.186) - 1-for-5

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 4.86) - DNP

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 2.93) - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.34) - 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 0.30) - 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-0, 0.30) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.351) – 2-for-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Home Runs: Alex Dickerson (2), Stetson Allie 2 (7, 8)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS 

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 3, Gwinnett 2

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3.34) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Felix Pie, LF (.172) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Tony Sanchez, C (.259) – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Duke Welker, RHP (3-0, 0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Vic Black, RHP (2.93) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: After his worst start of the season the last time out, Andy Oliver had a nice bounce back start tonight. Not only did he allow just one run and strike out seven in six innings, but he also only walked two. Duke Welker has now thrown 13 shutout innings with Indianapolis this year. He also has a 17:5 K/BB ratio on the season. Vic Black has given up five earned runs this year. Four of them have come in his second inning of work in a multi-inning outing. Tonight he pitched a scoreless eighth, then gave up a run in the ninth.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE  

Box Score

Result:  Altoona 2, Akron 0

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-0, 0.30) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.192) – 1-for-3, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Andy Vasquez, 3B (.353) – 1-for-3, BB, SB

Jeff Inman, RHP (1.50) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel now has a 0.30 ERA in 30.1 innings this year, with a 28:14 K/BB ratio and 19 hits allowed. He threw 94 pitches on the night, and 59 strikes. Most importantly he only allowed one walk tonight, after walking 13 in 23.1 innings in his first few starts. Alex Dickerson put the Curve up 2-0 in the 7th inning with his second homer of the year. Jeff Inman now has given up two earned runs in 12 innings, with an 11:3 K/BB ratio this year. Andy Vasquez has an eight game hitting streak.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result:  Brevard County 6, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (0-4, 4.97) – 5.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.290) – 1-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Quinton Miller, RHP (4.05) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Jose Osuna, 1B (.276) – 1-for-4, SB

Game Notes: Matt Benedict had a strong start in his last outing, but was hit around a lot tonight. He gave up four runs in the third inning, in large part to two gap shots. He later allowed a solo homer in the fifth inning. All of the big hits were a result of leaving the sinker up in the zone. Benedict said after the game that the sinker didn’t have as much sink, and had more fade tonight.

 

Stetson Allie hit his seventh and eighth homers of the year tonight.

Stetson Allie hit his seventh and eighth homers of the year tonight.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result:  West Virginia 10, Savannah 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.351) – 2-for-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Barrett Barnes, CF (.237) – 3-for-5, SB

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.274) – 2-for-5

Josh Bell, RF (.277) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit two home runs tonight, giving him his seventh and eighth of the season. He struck out in his other three at-bats. Allie now has a homer every 12.13 at-bats, which is a pace for 45 homers in a 550 at-bat season. Unfortunately his strikeout problems have returned lately, with 18 strikeouts in 38 at-bats over his last ten games. Josh Bell had two doubles on the night. Bell and Allie combined to knock in eight of the ten runs on the night. Tyler Glasnow had his best start since his first outing of the year. This was the second time in five starts that he went five 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/fred.langford.9 Fred Langford

    Bell and Allie have a combined 54 rbi in what 24 games? The equivalent to two guys driving in 365 runs in a 162 game season! Can’t wait to see if Allie can keep this up for more than 1 month. Also was looking at Bell’s stats and he has all 3 of his HR and 10 rbi in 3 day games! This kid is gonna terrorize low A once he gets used to playing under the lights in another month or so.

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

      Fred…good point! That IS amazing!!

  • rburgh

    Stolmy has very little left to prove in AA to my way of thinking. Many, many pitchers have had promising starts for the minor league squads this year, but Stolmy is the only one with no real clunkers.

    The RBI boys in WV have seen their team play 25 games, so their pace for a 162 game season would be about 350 RBI. But their K pace would be about 390, since they have combined for 60 of those, too. They’ve got some work to do yet, but it’s nice to see both the hit tool and the power tool from both these guys. And Fred has a good point about Josh not having played much under the lights yet. Curious thing – Josh Hamilton hits much better under the lights than in day games.

    Sad to see Bradenton getting hammered so regularly. And this for a high A team where only Hanson, Garcia, and Osuna are under 21; so they don’t have the excuse of being young.

    Nice to see so many relievers killing it in the upper levels, we’re going to need them for the 2nd half when the current middle relievers are all having pitching arm grafts due to overwork.

    • https://profiles.google.com/116255365477483987850 jalcorn

      I realize that early season promotions are almost unheard of unless injury dictates but Stolmy is clearly too good for AA right now. He is already on the 40 man so it would be nice to see an almost full year at AAA to make roster decisions this winter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fred.langford.9 Fred Langford

      Then again on my Josh Bell hitting at night statement…some guys just hit better in the daytime. Pedro Alvarez at night – .685 OPS…in the Day – .813

  • http://pbsacademyorlando.com Slugger14

    Yes it is a long a long season. What this guy has done is very impressive regardless of when. He has only been hitting for (2) months in GCL and (1) month in A-ball after a (2) year layoff from hitting. Pretty impressive seeing that HITTING a baseball is the toughest skill to perform of any sport. Shows you the determination, hardwork, and desire to achieve in a world of self entitlement these days. Kids today, want to be great at something but, don’t want to put in the time it takes to be great! Go to milb.com and read the article on Stetson this guy continues to show a mature approach about everything going on around him. He continues to talk about team first, teammates, coaches and what he needs to do to help this TEAM win. I am a FAN of the game and everything about this guy is impressive. High character guy! Kids out there need to take a few notes from this guy. The whole Pirate organization and fans should be proud of what this guy is bringing to the organization and City of Pittsburgh.

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

      Slugger….good stuff

    • BDevito

      He’ll appreciate the support Slugger.

  • Ecbucs

    Tim,

    I know Stetson wasn’t a top 20 prospect but could he be added to the list in this feature.

    He is somebody that all of us are going to want to follow this season.

    Does look like Stolmy deserves to go to Indy. Glad Oliver had a good game too.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I’ve been asked this before. That’s just for the top 20 prospects. Allie isn’t on that list, so he won’t be added.

      The purpose of this whole article is to follow guys like Allie and everyone else. There have been very few Prospect Watch articles this year where Allie isn’t mentioned. So I’m not sure what it would accomplish by adding him to the list at the top.

  • http://twitter.com/frsthypocrit frsthypocrit

    Haha – “Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, *RHP* (.351) – 2-for-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI”

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      Haha. Old habits are hard to break. It’s like eventually this year I’m going to call the NYPL team “State College” rather than Jamestown.

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

        wait….what….when did we move out of St College?

        :)