Prospect Watch: Oliver and Glasnow Have Big Control Problems; Lots of Power in Indy

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, 2.91) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.309) – 1-for-4, 3 K

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.294) – 2-for-4

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.280) – 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) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 7 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-2, 3.21) – DNP

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

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.302) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.289) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

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

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

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-1, 6.10) – DNP

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

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.02) – 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 3.70) – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Ryan Reid, RHP (5-1, 0.55) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jared Goedert, 3B (.241) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Jared Goedert 2 (6, 7), Tony Sanchez (5), Jeff Larish (1)

 

Andy Oliver walked six batters tonight.

Andy Oliver walked six batters tonight.

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 7, Pawtucket 2

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3.02) – 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jared Goedert, 3B (.241) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Tony Sanchez, C (.289) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Jeff Larish, DH (.118) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI

Ryan Reid, RHP (5-1, 0.55) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Indianapolis scored all seven runs off the long ball. Jared Goedert hit two solo homers, giving him seven on the year. Jeff Larish hit a three run homer in the second inning to put the Indians up 4-0. Tony Sanchez added a two run homer, his fifth of the year, in the eighth inning. Andy Oliver left in the fourth after throwing 70 pitches and only 36 strikes. Ryan Reid now has a 0.55 ERA in 32.2 innings this year, giving up just two earned runs on the season.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Box Score

Result: Binghamton 8, Altoona 5

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (3.09) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.248) – 1-for-3, 2 BB, SB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, LF (.290) – 2-for-5, SB

Game Notes: Casey Sadler carried a 3-2 lead into the sixth inning, but gave up two runs to give Binghamton their first lead. Altoona tied it up in the top of the seventh, but Luis Sanz came on in the bottom of the seventh and gave up four runs. Adalberto Santos has eight walks in his last five games. He has a .248 average on the season, but has a .379 OBP. Alex Dickerson returned to the lineup after missing over a week with a concussion. Dickerson went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Box Score

Result: Fort Myers 5, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (1-2, 3.45) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.294) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, 2B (.276) – 2-for-3

Game Notes: Zack Dodson has a 3.45 ERA in 28.2 innings over his first five starts, with an 18:8 K/BB ratio. The overall results have been strong, and some of the smaller positives are encouraging. Dodson has dealt with control problems in the past, so the low walk rate is a good sign. He also has a good GO/AO ratio, which is a result of bringing back his two-seam fastball and the effectiveness of his changeup. Alen Hanson continued his hot hitting, extending his hitting streak to eight games. He has five multi-hit games in that span.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: Greensboro 12, West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (3-1, 2.95) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 7 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.344) – 2-for-4, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jonathan Schwind, RF (.259) – 2-for-3

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow dealt with control problems and the long ball tonight. He gave up two-run homers in the second and fourth innings. He also walked a season high seven batters, after limiting his control issues to two walks a game in five of his last six starts. He also had four wild pitches, and hit a batter. Walker Gourley left the game after crashing into the wall going for a foul ball. He walked off with help and was replaced by Jonathan Schwind. Stetson Allie lost his 11 game hitting streak yesterday, but bounced back today with a two hit game.

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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  • westonian420

    Wow sounds the the wheels fell off for glasnow.

    • rsborelli

      Just a smidge? That is his second clunker due to control issues. Hopefully just an anomaly due to some mechanical things.

  • buster09

    There are a number of individuals in Altoona who do not belong in AA,particularly pitchers. Hopefully this will change somewhat later this Summer.