Prospect Watch: Wood and Cunningham Homer, Navarro and Rodriguez Go Six


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, 2.31) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.03) - DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.295) - 0-for-7

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.247) – 2-for-8, SB

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.272) - 0-for-2, 3 BB

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) - 0-for-3, BB, SB

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (1-0, 1.80) - DNP

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 3.04) - DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 3.91) - DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.292) – 3-for-5, SB

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.259) - DNP

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

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.178) - 0-for-3

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 5.16) - 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 2.93) - 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, 0.30) - DNP



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Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-5, 3.26) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.300) – 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (3), Eric Wood (5)



Indianapolis was off today.



Box Score

Result:  Akron 5, Altoona 4

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (3-2, 3.50) – 7.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.233) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, CF (.237) – 2-for-4, 2B

Alex Dickerson, RF (.200) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Jarek Cunningham hit his third homer of the year. At this point he’s pretty much hitting for nothing but power. He’s got a .233/.281/.400 line, and even the ISO of .167 is lower than his career numbers. Casey Sadler started the season with six earned runs in 25 innings. In his last two starts he has allowed eight earned runs in 11 innings.



Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 5, Brevard County 4

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (5.16) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.255) – 2-for-5, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Taylor Lewis, LF (.218) – 2-for-4, 2B, SB

Zach Thornton, RHP (2-0, 1.38) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Two Box Score

Result: Brevard County 1, Bradenton 0

Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-5, 3.26) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.280) – 1-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Emmanuel De Leon, RHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Click here for my live game recap.


Eric Wood hit a walk off three run homer.

Eric Wood hit a walk off three run homer.


Box Score

Result: West Virginia 6, Greensboro 3

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (4.06) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.300) – 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Dilson Herrera, 2B (.292) – 3-for-5, SB

Stetson Allie, 1B (.343) – 1-for-5

Game Notes: Eric Wood hit a walk off three run homer for his fifth homer of the year, and Barrett Barnes left the game with an injury. Click here for Tom Bragg’s live game recap.

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  • Lee Young

    Here’s hoping Wood continues showing true 3b Power Potential.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but I haven’t seen a Hanson error in over a week?
    Joely looks like he could be, at worst, a lefty loogy-type.

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