Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Strikes Out 12 in 5 Innings; Allie Hits 13th Homer

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 (3-2, 3.75) – DNP

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

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.321) – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.286) – 1-for-4, BB

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

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.275) – 2-for-5, 3B, BB

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

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-0, 2.31) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR

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, 6.08) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.314) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.304) – 0-for-2, BB

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – 0-for-4

15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-1, 6.10) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

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

17. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 2.87) – DNP

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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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.31) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.297) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Alex Presley (4), Matt Hague (2), Stetson Allie (13)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 7, Buffalo 3

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (4-2, 2.91) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.297) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Mike Zagurski, LHP (2.18) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Alex Presley, CF (.276) – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Felix Pie, LF (.277) – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB

Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton now has a 2.91 ERA in 46.1 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 40:17 K/BB ratio. He also has a 2.76 GO/AO ratio at the level. Mike Zagurski struck out the side and now has 37 strikeouts in 20.2 innings this year. Ryan Reid gave up a one out home run in the sixth inning, snapping his scoreless innings streak at 25 innings. That falls just shy of Indianapolis Indians record set by RHP Scott Strickland who threw 25.2 consecutive shutout innings in 2006. Matt Hague hit his second homer of the year and Alex Presley hit his first to put Indianapolis up 3-0 in the first inning. Felix Pie stole two bases, giving him 18 on the year.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE  

Altoona was suspended in the 7th inning. The game will be completed on June 4th.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 12, Tampa 4

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (2-1, 6.10) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.286) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Willy Garcia, RF (.224) – 2-for-5

Gregory Polanco, CF (.321) – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB

Game Notes: Adrian Sampson gave up two unearned runs in the first inning after an Alen Hanson fielding error. It was Hanson’s first fielding related error since April 23rd. Sampson went on to throw four shutout innings after that, although he worked out of some damage along the way. Gregory Polanco stole his 19th base of the year.

 

Tyler Glasnow struck out a career high 12 batters.

Tyler Glasnow struck out a career high 12 batters.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 3, Lakewood 2

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.31) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.296) – 3-for-6, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Max Moroff, SS (.231) – 2-for-5, BB

Jason Creasy, RHP (3.98) – 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Stetson Allie, DH (.329) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 BB

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow only needed 75 pitches to strike out 12 batters in five innings tonight. In his last five starts, Glasnow has given up six earned runs on eight hits and 12 walks in 24 innings, with 46 strikeouts. On the season he has a 2.31 ERA in 39 innings, with a 62:23 K/BB ratio. Stetson Allie hit his 13th homer of the year. West Virginia won in the 12th when Eric Wood singled in Josh Bell.

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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