Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo, Alen Hanson, and Austin Meadows Homer

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 mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (4-7, 3.76) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.270) – DNP

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (6-2, 2.43) - DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.280) - 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.186) - 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI

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

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-2, 2.84) - DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-2, 4.79) - DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.426) – 0-for-4, BB

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.266) - DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.291) - 1-for-2, RBI

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.267) – DNP

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.269) - 1-for-3, 2B, BB

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.69) - DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.74) - DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.31) - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.315) – DNP

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-1, 1.80) - DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (9-4, 2.52) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (10), Brian Bocock (3), Alen Hanson (6), Austin Meadows (1)

 

Andrew Lambo hit his 24th homer of the year tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague.

Andrew Lambo hit his 24th homer of the year tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague.

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 17, Charlotte 1

Starting Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (9-4, 2.52) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Andrew Lambo, LF (.282) – 1-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, 4 K

Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.335) – 3-for-4, BB

Alex Presley, DH (.289) – 3-for-5, 2 3B, 3 RBI, BB, SB

Tony Sanchez, C (.291) – 1-for-2, RBI

Jared Hughes, RHP (0.56) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Vic Black, RHP (2.31) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Brian Bocock hit his third homer since joining Indianapolis. He also added two doubles tonight. Alex Presley hit two triples, giving him five on the year. Andrew Lambo hit his tenth homer for Indianapolis, and his 24th of the year. Lambo struck out in his other four at-bats. He’s starting to hit for some power again, but otherwise has been struggling. Coming into this game he had a .254/.296/.418 line in 67 at-bats in July, with 23 strikeouts. Vic Black made his first appearance in ten days, with the long break due to the Triple-A All-Star break. He walked his third batter in 18.1 innings since May 8th.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Altoona was rained out.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 9, Lakeland 5

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (3-7, 5.26) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.280) – 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, DH (.243) – 3-for-4, 3 2B

Benji Gonzalez, 3B-CF (.220) – 3-for-4, 2B, SB

Stetson Allie, 1B (.269) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Alen Hanson hit his sixth homer of the year. He had been struggling this month, with a .650 OPS heading into this game. However, he’s 11-for-35 with three doubles, a triple, and a homer in his last eight games. Stetson Allie picked up his 11th double for Bradenton, and his fifth in his last ten games. He also walked for the seventh time in the last eight games. Jose Osuna had his second three hit game in three days, and had three doubles on the night. In his last ten games he has a .314/.442/.457 line in 35 at-bats.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  

West Virginia was postponed due to rain.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS  

Jamestown was postponed due to rain.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES   

Box Score

Result: Pirates 8, Braves 6

Starting Pitcher: Wei-Chung Wang, LHP (4.18) – 3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF (.186) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Carlos Ozuna, 2B (.172) – 3-for-4, 2 RBI

Danny Arribas, 1B (.231) – 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Game Notes: Austin Meadows hit his first professional home run. Meadows isn’t hitting for average yet, but is hitting for power. Six of his eight hits so far have gone for extra bases, and he has a .233 ISO. For just the second time in 14 games, Reese McGuire went without a hit, going 0-for-4. He did draw a walk, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 14 games. Wei-Chung Wang combined for two earned runs in 16.1 innings over his last four starts. Today he struggled, giving up five earned runs on six hits in three innings. Four of those runs came in the third inning.

Tim Williams

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 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://www.facebook.com/andrew.smalley.35 Andrew Smalley

    The last 3 weeks or so should quiet the #FreeLambo calls. Seems to be a pattern w/ the ‘Free (X)’ movement.

    Especially loved that #FreeHague one. That was fun.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      I gotta admit that I was a HUGE Hague fan.

      Oh well…. :)

  • Nuke Laloosh

    Is Ivan DeJesus considered an option for the Pirates? He seems to be able to play multiple positions and just keeps hitting. What is the knock on him?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      I’m with you Nuke, but I keep hearing he has hands of stone or horrible range or……. Not unlike Brock Holt?

  • stickyweb

    Wow, what happened in Indy last night? Any truth to the rumor that Jonathan Sanchez pitched for Charlotte? :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.j.stein.3 Jeremy J Stein

    Despit Andrew Lambo’s recent struggles the last few weeks, I hope we get to see him in Pittsburgh sometime in the next few months.

  • Monkshot

    What are the chances Hanson gets promoted? I get his glove isn’t the best, but he keeps hitting.