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Prospect Watch: Big Days From Pie and Carroll, Pimentel Struggles Again

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 (3-1, 2.55) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 2.82) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.303) – 0-for-4

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.264) – 2-for-5, 2B

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.295) – 2-for-5

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

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-0, 1.80) – DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (4-2, 3.79) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 6.10) – Low-A DL

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.299) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.294) – DNP

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.176) – 0-for-4

15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (1-0, 5.85) – DNP

16. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.86) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

17. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-1, 2.70) – DNP

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

19. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 2.89) – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

20. Jordy Mercer, SS, Indianapolis (.333) – In Majors

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-7, 3.89) – 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Felix Pie, LF (.255) – 4-for-4, 2 3B, 2 SB, BB

Home Runs: Brett Carroll 2 (6, 7), Ivan De Jesus (1)

 

Felix Pie is on a hot streak over his last ten games.

Felix Pie is on a hot streak over his last ten games.

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 14, Buffalo 7

Starting Pitcher: Brooks Brown, RHP (2-0, 3.66) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Felix Pie, LF (.255) – 4-for-4, 2 3B, 2 SB, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Brett Carroll, RF (.282) – 2-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Matt Hague, 1B (.315) – 3-for-4, 2B, BB, 3 RBI

Jared Goedert, 3B (.221) – 2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.326) – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Vic Black, RHP (2.86) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Game Notes: Brett Carroll hit two homers, giving him seven on the year and four in his last six games. Ivan De Jesus hit his first homer of the year. Felix Pie is hitting for a .417/.512/.806 line in 36 at-bats over his last ten games, with two triples and three homers. He also has eight stolen bases in nine attempts. Most of his success this year has been against right-handers. He’s 2-for-24 against lefties, with no extra base hits. Vic Black gave up only his second earned run of the season in his first inning of work, giving up a solo homer.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE  

Box Score

Result: Trenton 6, Altoona 4

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-1, 2.89) – 6.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Paulino, C (.200) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B

Other Notable Performers:

Adalberto Santos, 3B (.290) – 0-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.221) – 2-for-3, 2B

Quinton Miller, RHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel had his second bad start in a row. In his last start he gave up six earned runs in 4.1 innings, with five walks and three strikeouts. This time he gave up six runs on ten hits in six innings, with one walk and two strikeouts. Prior to those starts, Pimentel had only given up three runs in 36.1 innings on the season. Quinton Miller threw two shutout innings, giving him 4.2 shutout innings at the Double-A level so far.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Clearwater 4, Bradenton 1

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-7, 3.89) – 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.268) – 2-for-5, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, CF (.294) – 0-for-4, 2 K

Game Notes: Gregory Polanco returned to the lineup after missing four games with a minor wrist injury. Alen Hanson picked up two hits, and is now hitting for a .318/.362/.432 line in 44 at-bats over his last ten games. Eliecer Navarro has some decent numbers this year, posting a 3.89 ERA in 41.2 innings, with a 38:8 K/BB ratio. However, he’s been extremely unlucky, posting an 0-7 record.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Hickory 8, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (2.22) – 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Walker Gourley, 1B (.328) – 4-for-5, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, RF (.295) – 2-for-5

Max Moroff, SS (.202) – 2-for-4, 3B, BB, SB

Game Notes: Orlando Castro has struggled in his last two starts, giving up six earned runs on 12 hits in 11.2 innings. He struck out 11 and walked three, after walking just one batter in his first 33 innings. Castro has been impacted by the long ball, giving up three homers in the last two games. All three have been solo shots. Josh Bell is hitting for a .333/.467/.521 line in 48 at-bats in the month of May. Stetson Allie went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

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

    Now let’s see how Stolmy rebounds.

  • elgaupo

    While 6 runs on 10 hits sounds bad….

    All the hits were singles (i.e. some probably would be outs with better D) and that Trenton lineup has some good players in Austin, Heathcott and Murphy. It’s not like he’s pitching against the Curve. There were also 2 errors that didn’t lead to unearned runs but might have extended innings.

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