Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers For Bradenton; JaCoby Jones Hits First Homer


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 (3-6, 2.94) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.295) – DNP

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

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.286) – 0-for-2, BB

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.222) – 1-for-4

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.279) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-2, 3.86) – DNP

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

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.522) – 3-for-5

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

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.290) – DNP

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 (.235) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB

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

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

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.48) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 1.97) – DNP

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.293) – 0-for-3, BB

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



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Top Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (3-6, 5.66) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.235) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB

Home Runs: Stetson Allie (2), Dan Gamache (2), JaCoby Jones (1)



Indianapolis had their game suspended in extra innings due to rain.



Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star break.


Stetson Allie hit his second homer of the year for Bradenton.

Stetson Allie hit his second homer of the year for Bradenton.


Box Score

Result: Palm Beach 4, Bradenton 2

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (3-6, 5.66) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.235) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Dan Gamache, 2B (.276) – 2-for-4, HR

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his second homer since being promoted to Bradenton, spanning 68 at-bats. In his last ten games he is 9-for-37 (.243) with three doubles and two homers. In his last five games he has only struck out 23.5% of the time, with two homers in 17 at-bats. Hopefully that’s a trend that continues, as he has been striking out around 40% of the time on the season. Dan Gamache hit his second homer of the year. Gamache is more of a gap hitter, with 23 doubles on the year. Adrian Sampson gave up 11 runs in 9.2 innings over his last two starts, but bounced back tonight with a quality start. He has been hit hard this season, but he’s showing great control numbers, with a 33:5 K/BB ratio in 56.2 innings over his last ten starts.



West Virginia had their game suspended after three innings due to rain. The Power were up 3-0 and Luis Heredia threw three shutout innings.



Box Score

Result: Jamestown 8, Hudson Valley 4

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP (3.97) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: JaCoby Jones, CF (.406) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Adam Frazier, SS (.375) – 2-for-3, BB, 2 RBI

Andrew Dennis, C (.250) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Jeff Roy, LF (.250) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI, SB

Cesar Lopez, RHP (2-1, 2.81) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Cody Dickson made his fourth start. In that time he has a 3.97 ERA in 11.1 innings, with an impressive 18:5 K/BB ratio. He has given up five earned runs on the year, with four of them coming in one outing. JaCoby Jones hit his first pro homer, which was an inside the park home run. He is 13-for-32 with two doubles, two triples, and a homer so far. Adam Frazier is 9-for-24 this year, although all nine hits have been singles. Cesar Lopez has a 2.81 ERA in 16 innings this year, with a 15:4 K/BB ratio.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 9, Blue Jays 8

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Rosario, RHP (6.14) – 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, C (.522) – 3-for-5

Other Notable Performers:

Luis Urena, DH (.298) – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB

Danny Arribas, 1B (.225) – 3-for-4, BB

Austin Meadows, CF (.222) – 1-for-4

Nick Buckner, RF (.286) – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Click here for my recap from the GCL game, which was my first look at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner.

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  • Lee Young

    Because JaCoby is a college player, should we expect him to go to High A soon?


    • Tim Williams

      I don’t think any short-season guys will move up. The only exception would be:

      1. GCL guys usually move up at the end of the year because their season ends earlier
      2. If West Virginia makes the playoffs and Jamestown doesn’t, you might see guys moving up to play in WV.

      Other than that, next year is when people will make the jumps. I could see Jones in high-A if he continues hitting like this. It’s definitely a move they’ve made in the past.

      • stickyweb

        Any word on if the Pirates have tried to “fix” whatever was supposedly wrong with Jones swing or are they just letting JaCoby be JaCoby for now?

        • Tim Williams

          They usually have a no touch policy where they bring a guy in and don’t mess with him. The period is the length of the short-season leagues. So if any adjustments are made, they probably won’t come until the fall instructional leagues.

  • smurph

    Wow, this Jamestown team really has some offensive firepower. I wouldn’t want to be a young pitcher facing this lineup.

  • stickyweb

    I have to pick a nit with you.

    ” as he has been striking out around 40% of the time on the season”

    Would it not be more accurate to say around 40% since being promoted because I think that figure is for his time in Bradenton only and most of his season was in WVa at a somewhat better %? He strikes out enough, I wouldn’t want it to be exaggerated and have Huntington actually cut him when Heckler points it out with his usual flair :-)

    • Tim Williams

      Everything I was mentioning there was the season in Bradenton.