Prospect Watch: Pimentel Solid In Loss, Allie Drives In Four Runs

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) – 1-for-3, BB

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

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.279) – 1-for-5, BB

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.143) – 0-for-3, BB

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.283) – 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 (.457) – 2-for-4

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.263) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.278) – 0-for-4

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.266) – DNP

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.268) – 4-for-7, 4 RBI, 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) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

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

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.322) –  2-for-6, HR, 3 RBI

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-1, 1.80) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-2, 2.74) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.268) – 4-for-7, 4 RBI, 2B, BB

Home Runs: Taylor Lewis (2), Harold Ramirez (2)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  

Stetson Allie drove in four runs during today's doubleheader

Stetson Allie drove in four runs during today’s doubleheader

Box Score

Result: Gwinnett 4, Indianapolis 3

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-2, 2.74) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Russ Canzler, 3B (.281) – 2-for-4, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Matt Hague, 1B (.293) – 2-for-4

Andrew Lambo, RF (.278) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel pitched well over seven innings, but two unearned runs cost him the game, as Indianapolis fell 4-3 to Gwinnett. He struck out seven batters, tying his high since joining Indianapolis. Neil Walker played his first rehab game, going 0-for-3, before leaving the game for a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. Indianapolis had nine hits, with the only extra-base hit coming from Ivan De Jesus, who replaced Walker. Russ Canzler had his second straight two hit game and he is 5-for-12 since joining Indianapolis.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

Box Score

Result: Altoona 7, Erie 4

Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.77) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Oscar Tejeda, LF (.256) – 2-for-4, 4 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, RF (.270) – 1-for-5

Drew Maggi, SS (.257) – 1-for-2, 2 BB, SB

Gregory Polanco, CF (.270) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Starter David Bromberg lasted just four innings, but the bullpen and Altoona offense helped them to a 7-4 win. Four relievers combined for five shutout innings, including 2.1 innings from Nate Baker, who picked up his 2nd win of the season. Altoona had nine hits, all singles. Alex Dickerson went 1-for-5 and now has a seven game hitting streak. Oscar Tejeda drove in four runs. He came into the game with four RBI’s for the Curve. Adalberto Santos and Gregory Polanco each scored two runs.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

Game One Box Score

Result: Clearwater 4, Bradenton 3

Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (3-8, 4.87) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tyler Lewis, LF (.215) – 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Stetson Allie, 1B (.247) – 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Alen Hanson, SS (.278) – 0-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Robby Rowland picked up his eighth loss of the season, giving up four runs(two earned) in 4.1 innings. The Marauders defense made three errors. Emmanuel De Leon followed Rowland with 2.1 scoreless innings. Taylor Lewis hit his second homer and drove in two runs, while Stetson Allie drove in his 8th run since joining Bradenton. Elias Diaz had two hits.

 

Game Two Box Score

Result: Bradenton 10, Clearwater 1

Starting Pitcher: Pat Ludwig, RHP (2.93) – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.268) – 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.279) – 1-for-2, BB

Jose Osuna, DH (.233) – 1-for-2, 2 BB

Thomas Harlan, LHP (1-0, 0.00) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Pat Ludwig got the spot start in the second game of the doubleheader, the second time he has been used as a starter.  He gave up one run in four innings, giving way to Thomas Harlan, who threw three shutout innings for the win. Both of these pitchers were in the West Virginia bullpen three weeks ago. Stetson Allie drove in three runs, giving him four RBI’s on the day. Junior Sosa, Dan Gamache and Jacob Stallings each had two hits. Gamache now has 26 doubles on the season. Stallings and Benji Gonzalez each drove in two runs.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  

West Virginia was rained out yesterday.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS  

Box Score

Result: Jamestown 10, Connecticut 9 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Isaac Sanchez, RHP (3.96) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Erich Weiss, 3B (.280) – 4-for-5, 2 3B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Harold Ramirez, CF (.322) – 2-for-6, HR, 3 RBI

Adam Frazier, 2B (.357) – 2-for-4, RBI, 2 BB

JaCoby Jones, SS (.300) – 1-for-4, BB

Game Notes: Jamestown scored six runs in the first inning, but they needed ten innings to pull out the victory. The Jammers actually fell behind, tying the score with a two out, ninth inning triple from Erich Weiss. In the tenth inning, Jeff Roy hit a bases loaded, two out single to win the game. Weiss came into the game hitting .143 in his first six games. The RBI was the first of his career. Jeff Roy went 3-for-5 and he is now hitting .340 in 29 games. Harold Ramirez now has 23 RBI’s in his first 30 games, the highest total on Jamestown. The Jammers are in first place in their division.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES   

Box Score

Result: Tigers 4, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Blake Taylor, LHP (0-1, 1.80) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, C (.457) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Austin Meadows, CF (.143) – 0-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Reese McGuire had two hits, including his sixth double. In 12 games, he has eight multi-hit games and hits in 11 games. He has reached base in all 12 games. Blake Taylor, the second round draft pick from this season, got his second start of his career. He threw two shutout innings in his first game and gave up one run in three innings today. Beau Wallace went 0-for-4 in his GCL debut. He went 3-for-30 with Jamestown to start his career.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • http://@gwbicster gwbicster

    Calling Dejesus a defensive replacement is a bit of an oxymoron, no?

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

      is he really that bad? I’ve never seen him play defense.

      • buster09

        Lee,I HAVE seen DeJesus play,and he isn’t bad defensively at all. He just lost the range and speed to play SS in MLB. I don’t know where all that kind of negative ” crap ” comes from. Bad defensively ,at least to me,are guys like Jim Negrych and Adelberto Santos for examples.

    • stickyweb

      Yeah didn’t he use to play SS? I know he had a leg injury that has limited his range so everyday SS is out of the question, but I don’t see how you go from playing SS to being such a butcher that you can’t play any position well.

  • poolguyLV

    Love seeing Allie putting it together. Hope this continues for a long time.

  • MaineBucs

    Perhaps the Pirates should promote McGuire straight up to Pittsburgh. Rookie league ball appears to be no challenge so why not see how he can perform in the majors. Who knows, maybe he outhits McKenry.

    Great to see McGuire off to an amazing start. Hope that he realizes everything will not come this easy.

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

      and….on the other hand….there’s Meadows’ slow start.

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    • rburgh

      I think Pittsburgh is a bit of a stretch at this point in his career. I’d let him go another week or two and if the hitting hasn’t completely dried up, stop about 70 miles south of the Burgh and see how he does against low-A pitchers for a month.

      • https://www.facebook.com/slappy.white.7737 Slappy White

        “Stop about 70 miles south of the Burgh”????????

        I don’t understand what you mean.

        • John Dreker

          He means Charleston, WV for the Power

      • smurph

        i think he meant 170 miles.