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Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has a Four Hit Day and Moving Back on the Prospect Radar

Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has a Four Hit Day and Moving Back on the Prospect Radar


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 (3-7, 3.75) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.287) – DNP

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (5-2, 2.48) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.278) – 2-for-5, 2B

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.118) – DNP

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

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.41) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-1, 1.59) –  DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.519) – DNP

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.260) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.282) – DNP

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.248) – DNP

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.253) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

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

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.59) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-1, 2.77) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.18) – DNP

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.343) – 2-for-4, SB

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



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Top Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (3.65) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.275) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SB

Home Runs: Alex Dickerson (11)



Box Score

Result: Columbus 6, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Graham Godfrey, RHP (6-6, 4.72) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.219) – 2-for-4, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Ivan De Jesus, DH (.332) – 2-for-4, SB

Russ Canzler, 3B (.275) – 1-for-4, RBI

Jared Hughes, RHP (0.64) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Newly added infielder Russ Canzler played his first game for Indianapolis, playing at third base. He has played third in the past, although most of his games have been played at first base or the corner outfield spots. Jared Hughes started his rehab work with Indianapolis today, throwing a shutout inning. Ivan De Jesus picked up two more hits, and is now hitting for a .400/.488/.571 line in 35 at-bats this month.


Alex Dickerson hit his 11th homer of the year while having a four hit day.

Alex Dickerson hit his 11th homer of the year while having a four hit day.


Box Score

Result: Altoona 9, Akron 4

Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (5-8, 3.64) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.275) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, CF (.276) – 2-for-4, 2 BB, RBI

Adalberto Santos, 3B (.282) – 2-for-5, RBI

Game Notes: Alex Dickerson had a big four hit day, which was his sixth multi-hit game in his last ten games. In the month of July he has a .409/.447/.705 line in 44 at-bats with three homers. His home run today was his 11th of the season, and eighth since the start of June. Last year in Bradenton he had 13 homers in 488 at-bats. His 11 this year have come in 287 at-bats. He also has 24 doubles after two today, which is close to his 31 doubles from last year. He started slow in April, and had decent numbers in May, but he has been hot since the start of June. Mel Rojas is also continuing his hot streak, hitting for a .257/.451/.524 line in 42 at-bats this month. He has been hot since the second week of May.



Box Score

Result: Tampa 4, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (2.86) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.276) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.278) – 2-for-5, 2B

Stetson Allie, 1B (.253) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Joely Rodriguez has a 2.86 ERA in 28.1 innings this year with Bradenton, along with a 12:9 K/BB ratio. His ERA is similar to his time in West Virginia this year, although he’s walking slightly more and striking out a lot less. A lot of that is because he’s pitching to contact and getting quick outs, leading to a higher GO/AO rate in Bradenton (2.42) than West Virginia (2.15). Tonight he had a 12:0 GO/AO ratio. Stetson Allie hit his eighth double with Bradenton, and now has a .300/.417/.550 line in 40 at-bats this month. Alen Hanson went 2-for-5, snapping a 1-for-19 streak in his previous six games.



West Virginia was postponed due to rain.



Box Score

Result: Jamestown 1, Lowell 0

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (3.65) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, 2B (.325) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Harold Ramirez, RF (.343) – 2-for-4, SB

Jin-De Jhang, C (.322) – 1-for-3

Danny Collins, DH (.277) – 1-for-4, 3B

Shane Carle, RHP (1-0, 2.84) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Dovydas Neverauskas has given up three earned runs in 15 innings over his last three starts, with a 9:3 K/BB ratio. 2013 10th round pick Shane Carle now has a 2.84 ERA in 19 innings this year, with a 15:1 K/BB ratio. The sinkerball pitcher also has a 2.0 GO/AO ratio. What Harold Ramirez has been doing this month has been amazing. He has played 14 games, and has multiple hits in nine of those games. He has only gone two games without a hit this month. Overall he has a .480/.559/.660 line on the month in 50 at-bats.



The GCL Pirates were off today.

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  • LWD

    Is Dickerson’s recent success due to finally being healthy or does he have Adam LaRoche disease? I always liked him and thought the Pirates got a steal because he was hurt at IU and was pitched around causing some less impressive numbers. But it seems he always starts slow. Just want a quick opinion on him. Thanks.

  • Steve Zielinski

    Any word on Elvis Escobar? He does not play much these days. If he’s uninjured, his inactivity makes little sense.

  • Lee Young

    DeGeezus must be an atrocious fielder. Otherwise, that bat sure would look a lot nicer than Inge’s bat in Pgh.

  • Lee Young

    I sure wish Harold R could play the IF. We already got a gazillion OF prospects.


  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    Is it time for Harold Ramirez to get moved up to West Virginia?

  • BDevito

    Tim, I appreciate your recent posts pointing out Allie’s improvement after an adjustment period. I don’t live in Florida so can’t watch games, but looking at Garcia and Osuna’s stats over the last 10 games, they have averages of .222 and .158 respectively with a combined 7 RBI, 17 strikeouts with only 2 walks. With Allie’s significant improvement over the last 10 games I would like to think he would have more RBI’s, but Gamache is the only hitter in front of him over .250 in these games. Do you think he is being pitched around to get to Garcia and Osuna with runners on which is keeping his run production low, or is he just getting his hits with nobody on routinely?

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