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

 

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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.

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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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  • 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.

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