Prospect Watch: Pirates Farm System Combines For 15 Home Runs On the Day


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 (4-3, 3.25) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.26) – DNP

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.312) – 3-for-6, SB

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.284) – 2-for-7, 2B

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

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.272) – 2-for-5

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

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 3.21) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

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

10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-2, 3.34) – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-4, 5.04) – DNP

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.294) – DNP

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.311) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI

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, 6.46) – DNP

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

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.02) – DNP

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

20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 3.92) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (3-3, 4.36) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.226) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (10), Jared Goedert (8), Tony Sanchez (7), Jerry Sands (5), Ivan De Jesus (2), Chase d’Arnaud (1), Andrew Lambo (14), Jarek Cunningham 2 (10, 11), Alex Dickerson 2 (4, 5), Jacob Stallings (3), Chris Lashmet (1), Stetson Allie (16), Max Moroff (4)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 13, Columbus 3

Starting Pitcher: Charlie Morton, RHP (4.26) – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Jerry Sands, RF (.205) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.294) – 1-for-5, HR, BB

Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.310) – 1-for-1, HR

Jared Goedert, 3B (.235) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI

Brett Carroll, LF (.252) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Tony Sanchez, C (.311) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI

Zack Thornton, RHP (1-0, 2.08) – 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Duke Welker, RHP (3.71) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Indianapolis had six homers on the day. Chase d’Arnaud hit his first to lead off the game in the first inning. Jerry Sands had a two run shot in the second for his fifth of the season. Tony Sanchez had a solo shot for his seventh of the year. Jared Goedert hit his eighth. Then, with the club already up 8-3, Ivan De Jesus came on for a pinch hit homer in the 9th, his second of the year. Brett Carroll hit his tenth of the year later in the inning, a three run shot. Charlie Morton made a rehab start, throwing 86 pitches and 49 strikes.


Alex Dickerson had two homers today.

Alex Dickerson had two homers today.


Box Score

Result: Altoona 13, Portland 6

Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (6-3, 3.33) – 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.226) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.231) – 4-for-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Andrew Lambo, DH (.290) – 2-for-5, HR

Game Notes: Alex Dickerson hit two homers, giving him five on the year. The first homer was a grand slam which fueled a seven run second inning for Altoona. He also had a two run homer in the fifth, putting them up 12-0 at the time. Jarek Cunningham also had a two homer game, giving him 11 on the season. His career high is 15, which he reached in 310 at-bats in high-A during the 2011 season. Andrew Lambo hit his 13th homer of the year, and now has four homers in his last five games.



Game One Box Score

Result: Jupiter 12, Bradenton 6

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (1-3, 4.83) – 3.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chris Lashmet, 1B (.239) – 3-for-3, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, CF (.314) – 2-for-2, SB

Dan Gamache, 2B (.287) – 2-for-4, 3B

Game Notes: Chris Lashmet hit his first homer of the year. Gregory Polanco stole his 23rd base of the season. Prior to this game, Zack Dodson had given up 11 earned runs in 28.2 innings of work, for a 3.45 ERA.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Bradenton 7, Jupiter 1

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (3-3, 4.36) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.215) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.284) – 2-for-4, 2B

Dan Gamache, DH (.291) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 in this game, making him 3-for-6 on the day. Alen Hanson picked up his 12th double of the year. Dan Gamache also had his 12th double, and went 4-for-8 with a double and a triple on the day. Robby Rowland pitched five shutout innings, which was his best start his April 16th when he pitched six shutout innings and struck out six.



Box Score

Result: Lakewood 8, West Virginia 5

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (3.21) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Max Moroff, SS (.226) – 1-for-2, HR, 3 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, DH (.340) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Walker Gourley, 1B (.325) – 2-for-5, SB

Josh Bell, RF (.272) – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Click here for John Dreker’s live game report.

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  • Fred Langford

    Allie needs 2 homers to equal last year’s system leader. Nice to see Dickerson break out.

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