Prospect Watch: Good Starts From Taillon and Glasnow; Lambo Continues Hot Streak


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) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.286) – 0-for-3, BB

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-1, 2.44) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.288) – DNP

5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.284) – 0-for-5, 2 K

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

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-0, 0.00) – DNP

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

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.275) – 1-for-4, BB, 2 K

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.306) – In Majors

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) – 1-for-4, BB, 2 K

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.240) – DNP

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

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.08) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.50) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.42) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.242) – DNP

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



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Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (2.90) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, DH (.317) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI

Home Runs: None



Box Score

Result: Rochester 8, Indianapolis 4

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (0-1, 3.50) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, DH (.317) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alex Presley, CF (.293) – 2-for-5

Jared Goedert, 3B (.247) – 2-for-4

Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.321) – 2-for-4, 2B

Vic Black, RHP (2.42) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel had an 0.69 ERA in his first two starts with Indianapolis before struggling tonight. He started off looking like an ace in his first several starts with Altoona, then struggled for about five starts before getting back on track. He’s got the stuff to be a top of the rotation starter, but his lack of consistency makes him more of a strong number four starter or a weak rotation’s number three. Vic Black made his second appearance since returning from a month-long absence on the DL. He pitched tonight on two days of rest. Andrew Lambo now has a .317/.397/.698 line in 63 at-bats with Indianapolis, along with six homers.


Jameson Taillon went seven innings tonight.

Jameson Taillon went seven innings tonight.


Box Score

Result: Akron 3, Altoona 2

Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (2.90) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.280) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Charlie Cutler, DH (.321) – 2-for-4, 2B

Justin Howard, 1B (.278) – 2-for-4, 2B

Drew Maggi, LF (.256) – 2-for-2, BB

Game Notes: Check out James Santelli’s live game report.



Bradenton was rained out.



Box Score

Result: West Virginia 6, Lakewood 2

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.44) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Steranka, DH (.368) – 4-for-5, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Walker Gourley, 1B (.340) – 2-for-5, 2 SB

Bryton Trepagnier, RHP (3-2, 5.06) – 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

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



Jamestown was suspended in the third inning due to rain.



Box Score

Result: Phillies 6, Pirates 3

Starting Pitcher: Melvin Del Rosario, LHP (0-1, 7.20) – 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 2B (.167) – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Carlos Ozuna, DH (.188) – 2-for-5

Trae Arbet, SS (.125) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Check out my report from the game, with a first impression and videos of Trae Arbet.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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  • Alex Henry

    Tim, Honestly Travis Snide is one of my favorite players even though his average has decreased i still feel he is a clutch hitter at key times the right field position can still be improved upon even though Lambo just started figuring it out after struggling the past years do you think hey could present him an opportunity as much as people want to see Polanco self included i just dont see that as the “way” pirates do things what would it hurt to give Lambo an opportunity and get rid of Inge?