Prospect Watch: Dickerson and Garcia Finish Strong Months With Homers

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 mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 2.90) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.280) – 0-for-4, BB

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-1, 2.44) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.289) – DNP

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 3.50) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-0, 2.00) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.274) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.300) – DNP

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.262) – 1-for-5, 2B

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.205) – 1-for-5, 2B, 3 K

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL (UPDATE 6/22)

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.98) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.50) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.33) – DNP

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.222) – 1-for-4, 2 BB

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (7-4, 2.89) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.251) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR

Home Runs: Alex Dickerson (8), Willy Garcia (12), Raul Fortunato (5)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Box Score

Result: Louisville 4, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (7-4, 2.89) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Ivan De Jesus, SS (.316) – 2-for-4, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers:

Matt Hague, 1B (.292) – 1-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: Kris Johnson now has a 2.58 ERA in 76.2 innings as a starter, with a 54:27 K/BB ratio. Ivan De Jesus has a .316/.369/.460 line in 174 at-bats on the season. Jose Tabata made a rehab start, playing a complete nine innings. He should be close to returning to the Pirates, possibly by the end of the week. Tabata is currently 4-for-23 in his rehab assignment, with three of his hits coming against left-handers.

 

Alex Dickerson hit his eighth homer of the year today.

Alex Dickerson hit his eighth homer of the year today.

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Box Score

Result: Altoona 5, Akron 4

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (3.38) – 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.251) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Nate Baker, LHP (8.90) – 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Drew Maggi, LF (.260) – 1-for-4, 2B, SB

Game Notes: Casey Sadler was knocked out of the game after one batter after getting hit in the shin with a comebacker to the mound. He was diagnosed with a right knee contusion. Alex Dickerson homered for his second game in a row, and hit his eighth of the year. Dickerson finished the month of June with a .300 average and a .917 OPS. The Altoona bullpen pitched all nine innings to pick up the win, led by 4.1 innings from Nate Baker.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Box Score

Result: Palm Beach 7, Bradenton 5

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (1-6, 5.07) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.249) – 2-for-4, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Eric Avila, SS (.241) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Stetson Allie, 1B (.205) – 1-for-5, 2B, 3 K

Game Notes: Zack Dodson had a great start in May, with a 3.45 ERA in 28.2 innings. In the month of June he had a 6.84 ERA in 26.1 innings. Willy Garcia hit his 12th homer of the year. It was also his eighth homer of the month of June. He finished with a .308 average and a 1.012 OPS. Stetson Allie is off to a slow start in Bradenton, with a .612 OPS and 18 strikeouts in 39 at-bats.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER

Box Score

Result: West Virginia 5, Lakewood 4

Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (4.98) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, LF (.251) – 3-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Max Moroff, SS (.248) – 2-for-3, BB

Barrett Barnes, CF (.262) – 1-for-5, 2B

Game Notes: Check out John Dreker’s live game report.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS  

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 6, Auburn 5

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP (6.75) – 2.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeff Roy, CF (.250) – 2-for-5, 2 BB, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Fransoso, SS (.342) – 2-for-6, BB

Harold Ramirez, LF (.222) – 1-for-4, 2 BB

Elvis Escobar, RF (.282) – 2-for-5, BB

Edwin Espinal, DH (.297) – 2-for-4, BB

Shane Carle, RHP (4.50) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Cody Dickson made his second career start. In those two outings he has given up four earned runs in 5.1 innings, with an 11:2 K/BB ratio. Shane Carle, taken in the tenth round, made his third appearance. The sinkerball pitcher has given up three earned runs in six innings, with a 4:0 K/BB ratio and a 2.75 GO/AO ratio. Jeff Roy now has five stolen bases in ten games. Jin-De Jhang went 1-for-3, and now has a hit in eight of his nine games.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES  

The Pirates were off today.

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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  • smurph

    With Tabata returning soon can we finally see an end to Brandon Inge as a Pirate? They have much better, YOUNGER options. Keep either Harrison or Presley up.