Prospect Watch: Brown and Alderson Pick Up the Slack for the Indy Rotation

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, 2.23) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.26) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.303) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.252) – 1-for-4

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.287) – DNP

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

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (2-0, 1.80) – DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (4-2, 2.95) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 6.10) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.264) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.269) – DNP

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.182) – DNP

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.26) – DNP

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.84) – DNP

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.34) – DNP

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 1.99) – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Tim Alderson, RHP (2-0, 1.42) – 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.221) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Home Runs: None

 

Tim Alderson made his first appearance with Indianapolis since being promoted from Altoona.

Tim Alderson made his first appearance with Indianapolis since being promoted from Altoona.

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Toledo 3

Starting Pitcher: Brooks Brown, RHP (2.33) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Harrison, SS (.308) – 2-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jared Goedert, 3B (.213) – 2-for-4

Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.329) – 2-for-3, 2B

Jared Hughes, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Tim Alderson, RHP (2-0, 1.42) – 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Tim Alderson made his first appearance with Indianapolis since being promoted from Altoona. Earlier in the year he gave up one run in 3.2 innings. The Indianapolis rotation remains depleted, which is why Brooks Brown and Alderson had to combine for 6.2 innings of work. Jared Hughes picked up the save with a scoreless ninth. He has pitched 4.2 shutout innings in four appearances, but now has three walks in that span.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE  

Altoona was postponed due to rain.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Charlotte 7, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (2-1, 4.15) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.221) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Taylor Lewis, CF (.238) – 1-for-4, 3B, RBI

Game Notes: Robby Rowland’s last two starts have almost been identical. He has given up three runs and two earned runs in six innings in each start, with six hits in each start. The only difference is that he walked two and didn’t have a strikeout tonight, and didn’t walk any and had two strikeouts last time out. Rowland’s GO/AO ratios have been 2.0 and 2.4 respectively in those starts, which is a good sign for his sinker. Cesar Lopez made his debut in high-A, but gave up four runs on four hits in 1.2 innings.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

West Virginia was postponed due to rain.

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

    only one person in the top 20 played…

  • emjayinTN

    Tim: Alen Hanson – check my review of the stat lines, but did he have 13 errors in the first 16 games, and has now not had an error in his next 16 games? And that he has raised his batting average from under the Mendoza to around .250? You see the kid every day – is it possible he has developed better concentration in the field? How was the breakdown on his errors fielding versus throwing?

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