Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers Twice; Sands, Sanchez, and Herrera Also Homer


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 (3-2, 3.75) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-5, 3.02) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.309) – 2-for-4, SB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.271) – 1-for-4

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (Luis Heredia Close to Joining West Virginia)

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.275) – 0-for-5

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

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-0, 2.12) – DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (5-2, 3.42) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-3, 5.50) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.305) – 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.310) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.191) – 1-for-4, BB

15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (1-1, 6.94) – DNP

16. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

17. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 2.87) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

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

19. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.35) – DNP

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



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Top Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (4-3, 1.95) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.329) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB

Home Runs: Jared Goedert (5), Tony Sanchez (4), Jerry Sands (3), Stetson Allie 2 (11, 12), Dilson Herrera (5)



Box Score

Result: Pawtucket 9, Indianapolis 8

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3-2, 2.87) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jerry Sands, RF (.186) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Tony Sanchez, C (.310) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB

Jared Goedert, 3B (.235) – 1-for-5, HR

Matt Hague, 1B (.294) – 3-for-5, 3 2B

Josh Harrison, SS (.310) – 3-for-5, 2 2B

Game Notes: Jerry Sands hit his second homer in as many games, and now has three homers in the last four games. Sands also has five extra base hits in the last six games. In his last ten games he’s hitting for a .294/.415/.706 line in 34 at-bats. Tony Sanchez hit his fourth homer of the season. He had a good day at the plate, but a bad day behind the plate with three errors. Jared Goedert hit his fifth homer of the year to bring the Indians within one in the ninth inning. Vic Black came on in the seventh inning, but left early with an unknown injury. Duke Welker gave up three earned runs. He’s given up eight earned runs in 4.2 innings over his last three outings.



Box Score

Result: Reading 3, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Charlie Morton, RHP (1-1, 2.41) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Carlos Paulino, C (.215) – 1-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, CF (.287) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Charlie Morton made a rehab start, throwing 80 pitches and 48 for strikes. Altoona didn’t have much offense, getting only four hits on the day. Gift Ngoepe and Adalberto Santos were both removed late in the game for an unspecified reason.



Box Score

Result: Tampa 7, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (2-3, 4.84) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.309) – 2-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, 2B (.273) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: The Marauders had an all around bad night. Robby Rowland threw 31 pitches in the first inning and gave up four runs. He settled down after that, but gave up another run in the fourth. Gregory Polanco had two of the five hits on the night for Bradenton. He also stole his 18th base of the season. All of the hits on the night were singles.


Stetson Allie hit two homers tonight, giving him 12 on the year.

Stetson Allie hit two homers tonight, giving him 12 on the year.


Box Score

Result: West Virginia 9, Kannapolis 3

Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (4-3, 1.95) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.329) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.305) – 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

Max Moroff, SS (.223) – 2-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit two homers tonight, giving him 12 on the season. Allie now has four homers in his last five games, and a six game hitting streak. He’s also reached base safely in his last nine games. Dilson Herrera picked up three hits and hit his fifth homer of the year. He has a .305/.367/.477 line in 151 at-bats this year. Orlando Castro bounced back from a rare bad start last time out to throw six shutout innings. On the season he has a 1.95 ERA in 50.2 innings, with a 44:5 K/BB ratio. Max Moroff had his third straight multi-hit game.

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  • Lee Young

    Does this sound familiar?

    “There is palpable panic in the air over “Star SS’s slow start on both offense and defense. There are doubts as to whether he’s the prospect we all thought he was last year — or even the one we thought we saw this spring. Things can change quickly when it comes to 20 year old ballplayers.

    And to be fair, there is reason for concern. There always is with prospects — but I don’t think it’s time to panic.

    In some ways, the defensive struggles have been more of a surprise to me. He has been playing SS and has made 19 errors. ”

    Alen Hanson? Nope…Javier Baez of the Cubs!

    I took that blurb from the Chi Trib


  • Lee Young

    Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.329) – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB

    Is he for real? I sure hope so!! Whodda thunk it!

  • poolguyLV

    Great observation Lee. (On Both)

    • Lee Young

      thx….like Wandy at the plate, every once in awhile I get lucky and hit a flare that drops in.

      :) :) :)

  • Lee Young

    Looks like Andy Oliver did some big time regressing last night!

    Yuck…I bet THAT game took 4 hours with all those walks.


  • rsborelli

    Stetson Allie on pace for 39 homers, 39 doubles, 120-125 RBI……. and about 180 Ks. But, I could live with the K’s if the power production continues, considering it is his first full year of transition – or even continues somewhere close to that trend of 30-30 HR and doubles. That would be quite amazing, actually.

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