Glasnow, Bell, and Dickerson Get Post-Season All-Star Honors

Alex Dickerson was named to the Eastern League post-season All-Star team.

Alex Dickerson was named to the Eastern League post-season All-Star team.

Three Pirates prospects so far have been named to post-season All-Star teams in their respective leagues. Alex Dickerson was named to the Eastern League post-season All-Star team, while Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell were named to the South Atlantic League team.

Dickerson has a .287/.334/.493 line in 432 at-bats this year for Altoona, with 35 doubles and 16 homers. Since the start of June he has been on fire, hitting for a .323/.366/.556 line with 13 of his homers in 279 at-bats. That all includes the month of August, where he has slumped a bit for a .686 OPS. Dickerson won two Eastern League player of the week awards in July, and the player of the month award in the same month. This is the second year in a row that Dickerson has earned post-season All-Star honors, after winning the Player of the Year honors in the Florida State League last year.

Glasnow was selected as the top right-handed pitcher in the South Atlantic League. The right-hander has been dominant this year, with a 2.29 ERA in 106.1 innings, along with an incredible 160:56 K/BB ratio and a .148 BAA. Glasnow has done a better job of cutting down on the walks lately, with 27 in 63.2 innings since the start of June, after walking 30 in 42.2 innings in the first two months. He set a franchise record this year for the most strikeouts in a single season by a West Virginia pitcher.

Bell was named one of the top outfielders in the SAL. He’s hitting for a .281/.354/.451 line in 452 at-bats this year, with 37 doubles and 12 homers. Bell’s 37 doubles is tied for first in the Pirates’ minor league system, and his 12 homers are tied for seventh in the system. He also ranks in the top five in total bases, just ahead of Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco. Quietly Bell has been putting up some great numbers this year, showing some of his offensive potential.

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  • deacs

    Tim what’s the ceiling on Dickerson or what’s your prediction on him?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I can’t really give a good answer on that right now, since I haven’t done a full evaluation. Just looking at his season I’m encouraged by the overall numbers, but remain skeptical by the fact that he’s struggled for two years in a row in April/May, heated up in June/July, then faded after that.

  • deacs

    I know you typically want 25-30 HR power from your 1B but I would trade some HR’s for doubles and average. If that’s what Dickerson would provide.

    Also if you have the time would you say Heredia is on track for a top of the rotation guy given his young age or did you expect more? I know it’s early but occassionally I’ll read Keith Law types that really aren’t impressed with the kid and it’s hard for me to judge seeing as how I’ve only seen pictures of him.

    • NorCal Buc

      The Bucs have notoriously lacked guys with average. Save for Cutch, no one is approaching .300. Marte has the potential. Mercer as well. A 1B near .300 w/40 doubles and 15 HRs would be welcomes, I’d think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.dimmick.33 Steve Dimmick

    Is there a good website that will put all of the minor leaguers in the organization into a spreadsheet together to compare stats?

  • buster09

    “HR power from your 1B ……but I would trade some HR’s for doubles and average. ” deacs,you are talking about Matt Hague.

    • deacs

      I was picturing someone Hague-like yes. Do you think the Pirates will ever give him a real shot or is he just a bench player at best?

      • deacs

        Let me clarify – I’m hoping we get something better than Matt Hague from Dickerson. But I would trade power for just overall production. So if Dickerson isn’t a 30 HR guy I could live with it if he hits close to .300 with 15 HR’s.

        • NorCal Buc

          deacs, agreed

    • stickyweb

      Except he said “trade some HR’s for doubles and average” not “trade all HR’s…” so he can’t be talking about Hague. He’s 28 years old and never hit more than 15 HRs, and that was in AA 3 years ago. 3 seasons in AAA and his HR rate is about half what it was in that mediocre “peak” power year.

      The man has a serious lack of power.

  • CalipariFan506

    Dickerson never walks. He’s a non prospect IMO. If have liked to see him traded this summer at peak value.

    • stickyweb

      True his walk rate is pretty low, but I’m not sure that single-handedly dismisses him as a prospect. I’d weigh the POY award last year and the All Star selection this year a little bit higher. Seems like a player, walks or no.

      • NorCal Buc

        I agree, sticky.

  • NorCal Buc

    VERY glad to see Josh Bell come back from the lost-year due to injury to have an All Star season. He seemed to have gotten lost, with the excitement over Polanco and Hansen. He may have the tools of Polanco.