Prospect Watch: Allie and Lambo Homer; Pimentel Has Another Rough Outing

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 (3-3, 3.67) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.26) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.307) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.290) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (UPDATE: Where Will Heredia Start the Year?)

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.271) – 0-for-5, 2 K

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) – Low-A DL (UPDATE: Barnes Returning Soon)

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.95) – DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-2, 3.34) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-4, 5.60) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.298) – 1-for-4, BB, 2 SB

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.297) – 2-for-4, 2B

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 6.46) – DNP

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.02) – DNP

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 3.92) – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (3.62) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, DH (.135) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (9), Andrew Lambo (11), Jarek Cunningham (9), Eric Avila (1), Stetson Allie (14), Raul Fortunato (4)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 3, Pawtucket 2

Starting Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (3.62) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brett Carroll, LF (.241) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Tony Sanchez, C (.297) – 2-for-4, 2B

Matt Hague, 1B (.295) – 2-for-4, RBI

Jared Hughes, RHP (1-0, 0.82) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Indianapolis won in the bottom of the tenth inning on a walk off wild pitch, scoring Alex Presley. Brett Carroll hit his ninth homer of the year, putting him in a tie with Jarek Cunningham for third most in the system. After an impressive stretch of hitting a double almost every game a few weeks ago, Tony Sanchez went seven games without a double. He did hit two homers in that stretch. Tonight he added his 13th double of the year. Jared Hughes gave up his first run in ten innings at Triple-A last night, but got back on track tonight, throwing a perfect inning in the tenth for the win.

 

Andrew Lambo hit his 11th homer of the year.

Andrew Lambo hit his 11th homer of the year.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Box Score

Result: Binghamton 6, Altoona 4

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (3.92) – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.218) – 1-for-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, 1B (.292) – 1-for-4, HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel started with four shutout innings, then gave up two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth. In his last five starts he has given up 25 earned runs in 28 innings. Andrew Lambo hit his 11th home run of the season. Lambo is second in the system in homers, three behind Stetson Allie. Jarek Cunningham hit his ninth homer of the year, and stole two bases.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 7, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (3.34) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, DH (.135) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.290) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Dan Gamache, 2B (.280) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Nick Kingham struck out seven tonight and walked none after walking four and striking out three in his last start. He was a little unlucky, only allowing five base runners with three of them scoring. That was due to two homers, which brought in all three runs. Eric Avila hit his first homer of the year. Alen Hanson and Dan Gamache each had their 11th doubles of the season.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 8, Lakewood 3

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (2.85) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, LF (.263) – 2-for-5, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, DH (.338) – 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Eric Wood, 3B (.275) – 2-for-4, 2B

Max Moroff, SS (.230) – 1-for-2, 2 BB

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.298) – 1-for-4, BB, 2 SB

Game Notes: Click here for John Dreker’s live game report.

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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