Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers For Bradenton; JaCoby Jones Hits First 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 (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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DAILY SUMMARY

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)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

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

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE   

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.

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS  

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.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER 

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.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS  

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.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES   

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.

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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