Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues to Dominate; Lambo and Hanson 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 (5-3, 2.91) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.65) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.313) – 2-for-4, 2B

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.278) – 1-for-4, HR

5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (UPDATE: Where Will Heredia Start the Year?)

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.277) – 1-for-4

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.200) – DNP

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.92) – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-3, 3.09) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.24) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.282) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.296) – 0-for-2

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

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

16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 5.82) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

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

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.27) – 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.84) – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.92) – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, DH (.300) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (1), Justin Howard (2), Alen Hanson (3), Dan Gamache (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 8, Norfolk 8

Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3.27) – 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, DH (.167) – 1-for-2, HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Brett Carroll, RF (.261) – 2-for-6, 2 2B

Jared Goedert, 3B (.244) – 3-for-5, 2B

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.293) – 3-for-7, 3B, 2 SB

Duke Welker, RHP (3.03) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Indianapolis won the game in the 13th inning when Andrew Lambo hit a walk off homer, his 15th homer of the year, and first in Triple-A. Lambo’s homer comes with the disclaimer that it was off a position player on a 62 MPH pitch. Andy Oliver’s control problems have gotten bad lately, with 34 walks in his last 27.2 innings. Duke Welker had a stretch where he was giving up a lot of runs, which came after a promotion to the majors where he didn’t appear in a game. He has since settled down, and has pitched eight innings without an earned run.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Box Score

Result: Binghamton 5, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Ethan Hollingsworth, RHP (4.35) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.241) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, CF (.269) – 2-for-4, 3B

Alex Dickerson, RF (.225) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Jameson Taillon was supposed to start today, but was scratched with a stiff neck. Justin Howard hit his second home run of the year. Mel Rojas has a .366/.413/.585 line in 41 at-bats over his last ten games. Alex Dickerson has a .286/.333/.571 line in 35 at-bats over his last ten games. Both guys started off slow, but both have been hitting well since about the middle of May.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 8, Fort Myers 6

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (5.82) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, DH (.300) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, CF (.313) – 2-for-4, 2B

Jose Osuna, 1B (.248) – 2-for-3, 2B

Alen Hanson, SS (.278) – 1-for-4, HR

Game Notes: Dan Gamache hit his first homer of the year, a two run shot which ended up being important in the 8-6 victory. He also hit two doubles, giving him 14 on the season. Alen Hanson hit his third homer of the year. Gregory Polanco added two more hits and his 17th double of the year. He has a .313/.366/.479 line in 211 at-bats this year. Adrian Sampson has a 3.46 ERA in 13 innings over his last two starts, with a 6:1 K/BB ratio.

 

Tyler Glasnow continues to dominate SAL hitters.

Tyler Glasnow continues to dominate SAL hitters.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  

Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 4, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.92) – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Max Moroff, SS (.231) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, RF (.277) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow had a pretty amazing event take place tonight. It wasn’t the fact that he struck out eight batters in 4.2 innings. That seems to happen every start. In fact, he’s struck out eight or more in six of his last seven starts. The amazing thing was that he gave up three hits. That was the first time he had given up more than two hits in a game since April 24th. On the season he has a 2.92 ERA in 52.1 innings, with an 80:35 K/BB ratio and only 23 hits allowed. The West Virginia offense only had four hits on the night.

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  • YoungBuc

    Why does Glasnow always seem to pitch 5 or less innings? Are his pitch counts high? Is he inefficient because of all of his strikeouts? Or do the Pirates have a stricter than normal limit with him in terms of pitches/innings?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      Because of his age, he’s on a strict innings limit. It’s very similar to the limit that was on Jameson Taillon when he was in West Virginia.

      • meatygettingsaucy

        Tim,

        What would you say Glasnow’s ceiling is? Is it similar to Taillon and Cole or a notch below?

  • Y2JGQ2

    Better question- at what point do they send him to Bradenton since he is dominating this league to the point where I don’t see any point in him continuing to be here

  • Y2JGQ2

    And- what is going on with Heredia? June 1st came and went and he’s still not pitching. Is there anything to be concerned with here?

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