Prospect Watch: Allie Hits a Walk Off HR; Jamestown Scores 29 Runs in a DH


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, 2.97) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.319) – 0-for-3

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-2, 2.69) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.289) – High-A DL

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.282) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-2, 3.86) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-1, 1.93) –  DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.636) – 2-for-4

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.267) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.295) – 0-for-1

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.239) – DNP

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.236) – 2-for-4, HR, BB

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

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.89) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 2.88) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.10) – DNP

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.277) – 4-for-8, 2 2B, BB, 6 RBI

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



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Top Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: JaCoby Jones, CF (.467) – 7-for-11, 2 2B

Home Runs: Felix Pie (6), Willy Garcia (13), Stetson Allie (1), Jerry Sands (2)



Box Score

Result: Toledo 3, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Atahualpa Severino, RHP (3.26) – 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Felix Pie, LF (.255) – 1-for-3, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Tim Alderson, RHP (2.66) – 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Josh Harrison, SS (.315) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton was originally in line to make this start, but was called up to start for the Pirates earlier in the week. Because of that, Atahualpa Severino made his first start since 2007. He went 3.2 innings, and Tim Alderson followed with 3.1 shutout innings of his own. Felix Pie homered for the second game in a row, hitting his sixth of the year.



Box Score

Result: Erie 6, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (1-2, 3.86) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.316) – 1-for-2, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, LF (.269) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Nick Kingham had his second bad start in four outings in Altoona. Overall he’s been good, with a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings, along with 21 hits and a 24:6 K/BB ratio. Mel Rojas continues his hitting, and is now 6-for-16 in July. He has been hitting well since the second week of May, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down since missing two weeks with an injury in June. In his last ten games he has a .324 average and an .813 OPS.


Stetson Allie hit a walk off homer for the Marauders.

Stetson Allie hit a walk off homer for the Marauders.


Box Score

Result: Bradenton 5, Charlotte 4

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (5.19) – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, DH (.236) – 2-for-4, HR, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Willy Garcia, RF (.256) – 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Dan Gamache, 2B (.273) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Zack Dodson was cruising through five innings before giving up four runs in the sixth. Willy Garcia hit his 13th homer earlier in the game to help lead Bradenton to three runs by that point. They tied it up in the bottom of the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Stetson Allie hit a walk off homer. It was his first homer since being promoted to the Florida State League.



West Virginia was postponed due to rain.



Game One Box Score

Result: Jamestown 15, Auburn 5

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP (4.91) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal, 1B (.309) – 2-for-5, 2B, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

JaCoby Jones, CF (.300) – 3-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI

Jin-De Jhang, C (.333) – 2-for-5, BB, 2 RBI

Harold Ramirez, RF (.262) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Michael Fransoso, 2B (.340) – 3-for-4, BB, 3 RBI

Cesar Lopez, RHP (1-1, 3.46) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Jamestown had their game suspended yesterday in the third inning. They came back today and scored 15 runs, including 14 n the 6th-8th innings. Every hitter in the lineup had a hit, and five hitters recorded multiple hits. The Jamestown offense also had a huge game two of the double header. Cody Dickson threw two innings without an earned run before the game was suspended. Dickson has an impressive 14:3 K/BB ratio in 7.1 innings.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Jamestown 14, Auburn 1

Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Danny Collins, 1B (.303) – 3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Adam Frazier, SS (.333) – 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI

JaCoby Jones, CF (.467) – 4-for-5, 2B

Harold Ramirez, LF-RF (.277) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 3 RBI

Michael Fransoso, 2B (.379) – 4-for-5, 2 RBI

Elvis Escobar, RF (.318) – 2-for-3

Game Notes: JaCoby Jones went 7-for-11 with two doubles on the day. Michael Fransoso went 7-for-9 with all of his hits going for singles. Harold Ramirez went 4-for-8 with two doubles. Chad Kuhl made his first appearance since his debut on June 21st. In two outings he has combined for six shutout innings, giving up two hits, two walks, and striking out five.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 4, Braves 3

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Grullon, RHP (2.38) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jerry Sands, 1B (.364) – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Candon Myles, LF (.413) – 2-for-4, BB

Reese McGuire, DH (.636) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Jerry Sands hit his second home run in his rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates. Sands was also playing first base today. He has played first a few times in the past, including four times this year for Indianapolis. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him getting time at first when he returns to Indianapolis, especially with Andrew Lambo playing so well in the outfield. Reese McGuire is 7-for-11 in his first three games. Adrian Grullon has a 2.38 ERA in 11.1 innings over his first three starts, with a 12:3 K/BB ratio.

Author: 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, 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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