Recent

0

Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Hits His 17th Homer of the Year

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) – In Majors

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

3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.313) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.278) – DNP

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

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) – 4-for-6, 2 2B, 2 BB

7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.212) – 2-for-7, BB, SB

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.92) – DNP

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 (.284) – 3-for-9, 2 2B

13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.296) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

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) – DNP

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

18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.27) – DNP

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

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

 

ORDER YOUR 2013 PROSPECT GUIDE

The 2013 Prospect Guide is now available, and is the perfect resource to follow the minor league system during the 2013 season. You can order your copy on the products page of the site. Order together with the 2013 Annual and save $5!

 

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (5-4, 2.65) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.332) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, HR

Home Runs: Brett Carroll (11), Stetson Allie (17)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 10, Norfolk 5

Starting Pitcher: James McDonald, RHP (1-1, 7.45) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Brett Carroll, LF (.258) – 1-for-4, HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Harrison, 2B (.299) – 2-for-4, 2B

Tony Sanchez, C (.296) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Brett Carroll hit a grand slam in the first inning for his 11th homer of the year, giving Indianapolis a 4-0 lead. They scored five in the second inning to take command of the game. James McDonald made a rehab start, throwing 89 pitches with 49 strikes. Based on previous pitchers, that would put McDonald 1-2 starts away from returning to the majors.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Altoona was postponed due to rain.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Bradenton was supposed to resume their suspended game today, and play a normal game. Both games were postponed. They will play a suspended game tomorrow, plus a seven inning game, then a double header Thursday.

 

Stetson Allie hit his 17th homer of the year.

Stetson Allie hit his 17th homer of the year.

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  

Game One Box Score

Result: West Virginia 11, Delmarva 0

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (5-4, 2.65) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, DH (.330) – 3-for-3, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, RF (.286) – 3-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

Barrett Barnes, CF (.224) – 2-for-4, SB

Walker Gourley, 1B (.339) – 3-for-4, SB, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his 15th and 16th doubles of the year, and hit his 17th homer of the year. Joely Rodriguez has a 1.70 ERA in 53 innings over his last ten starts, with a 42:12 K/BB ratio.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Delmarva 5, West Virginia 4

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (4.01) – 3.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.284) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Josh Bell, DH (.286) – 1-for-3, 2B

Stetson Allie, 1B (.332) – 1-for-2

Game Notes: Stetson Allie combined to go 4-for-5 on the day. Prior to these two games he was in a bit of a slump, going 5-for-26 in his last eight games. Josh Bell went 4-for-6 with two doubles and two walks. Bell hasn’t been in a slump, and is now 9-for-18 with three doubles over his last five games.  He also has just four strikeouts in 38 at-bats over his last ten games.

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

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.

Prospect Watch: Kingham Makes Final Start For Bradenton; D’Arnaud Homers

Next Story »

Prospect Watch: Cunningham Hits His 12th Homer; Bromberg Strikes Out 12

  • http://atung.net/ Steve Zielinski

    Bell hasn’t produced great counting and rate stats for the year. His OPS now sits at .835, and this production is lower than the expectations fans have for him. But Bell is clearly mastering the strike zone. When coupled with Bell’s age and professional experience, his emerging plate discipline suggests the future will be brighter still.

  • rsborelli

    Anyone know why Allie came out of the game in second game of DH? Defensive replacement? I assume no injury concern? He still strikes out a lot, but what an amazing season he has had, considering he is still pretty early into the transition from pitcher to position player. I am more enthused about him than Bell at this point. Obviously hope Bell turns into what was expected of him, but I am more wait and see on him.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    Joely Rodriguez has quietly pitched very well this season – he and Castro both are deserving of promotion consideration in the next month.

Latest Analysis

  • Josh Bell made the move to first base over the off-season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Why Should You Care About Prospects?

    1 day ago

    Yesterday I had a shorter day than usual. The Pirates had cuts at the MLB level, and a road game. The day was shortened at Pirate City, ...

    Read More
  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    2 days ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    3 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    5 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    6 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    1 week ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    1 week ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    2 weeks ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Third Base Mathisen Luplow Joe

    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    2 weeks ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More