Prospect Watch: Tony Sanchez Shows Some Offense, Stetson Allie Keeps Hitting

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, 6.00) - DNP

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

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.268) - 0-for-5, SB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.191) - 0-for-4, 3 K

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

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

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, Extended Spring Training

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 2.35) - 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 (.333) - 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, SB

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.238) - 3-for-3, 2B, BB

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.167) – 2-for-5

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.43) - DNP

17. Victor Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 4.26) - DNP

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 2.93) - 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 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: Tyler Waldron, RHP (0-2, 4.50) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.238) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (3), Jared Goedert (1), Andy Vasquez (1), Jose Osuna (1), Raul Fortunato (2)

 

Tony Sanchez had three singles and a walk today.

Tony Sanchez had three hits and a walk today.

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS 

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 12, Columbus 7

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (2.93) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.238) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Brett Carroll, DH (.400) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Jared Goedert, 3B (.321) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Tim Alderson, RHP (1-0, 2.45) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Andy Oliver was cruising until the fourth inning. He had good control and was throwing in the mid-90s, but the control escaped him in the 4th and he combined for five runs in his final 1.1 innings. Tim Alderson stranded two runners in his debut at Triple-A this season. Alderson later gave up a run in his fourth inning of work. Tony Sanchez wasn’t the scheduled starter, but came in after Brian Jeroloman was ejected. Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. Brett Carroll hit his third homer of the year, and Jared Goedert hit his first. Click here to read John Fredland’s live game report.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE 

Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 4, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (0-2, 4.50) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andy Vasquez, CF (.167) – 2-for-5, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Charles Cutler, C (.333) – 3-for-4, SB

Game Notes: Tyler Waldron had a better start this time around. Last time he gave up four runs in six innings. He cut that down with two runs in six innings this time through. Charlie Cutler had a three hit day, with a stolen base. Andy Vasquez hit his first homer of the year.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: St. Lucie 8, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-3, 4.38) – 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, 1B (.211) – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, DH (.324) – 3-for-4, 2B

Eric Avila, 3B (.100) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Jose Osuna hit his first homer of the year, which was a good sign. Osuna hadn’t been making strong contact that much early in the season. His single was also struck hard. Dan Gamache has looked poor defensively this year, but he’s been hitting well and hitting to both gaps. Eric Avila did well offensively, but didn’t look good on the field. He didn’t have any errors, but had a few plays that probably should have been made. Alen Hanson had three errors on the day, all on routine plays. Click here to read my report on Hanson’s defense, and other game notes.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result:  West Virginia 12, Asheville 7

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (6.00) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, CF (.366) – 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Stetson Allie, 1B (.396) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB, SB

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.333) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, SB

Game Notes: Raul Fortunato homered for the second game in a row, and extended his hitting streak to nine games. I mentioned yesterday how Fortunato had a 36 game hitting streak two years ago in the DSL. He looked like a promising international prospect last year, but didn’t get a chance to break out. He’s a potential five tool guy with some power potential. It’s good to see him hitting so far in full season ball, but also good to see a bit of power. Stetson Allie also extended his hitting streak to nine games. Allie went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk, raising his early season average to .396 and his OPS to 1.236.

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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