Prospect Watch: Three Hit Nights For Dilson Herrera and Wyatt Mathisen


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, Indianapolis (0-1, 5.40) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.256) – 1-for-4

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (8-3, 2.50) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.200) – 1-for-5, RBI

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.299) – 0-for-4, 3 K

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.283) – 0-for-3

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.02) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (4-3, 3.57) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.339) – 1-for-3, SB, RBI

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.272) – 3-for-4, 2B

11. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) – Low-A DL

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

13. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.239) – DNP

14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – 3-for-3, BB (GCL Rehab)

15. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (4-5, 4.27) – DNP

16. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-4, 3.30) – 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.37) – DNP

18. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.316) – 2-for-5, 3B

19. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-1, 1.32) – DNP

20. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.264) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (4-3, 3.06) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.272) – 3-for-4, 2B

Home Runs: None



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 6, Toledo 5

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (3.30) – 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jared Goedert, 3B (.235) – 2-for-5

Other Notable Performers:

Darren Ford, CF (.229) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Duke Welker, RHP (3.50) – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Indianapolis won in classic fashion in the bottom of the 11th inning, getting the win on a walk off balk. Stolmy Pimentel bounced back from giving up seven runs in six innings last time out. He had some poor luck tonight, giving up just four hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, but allowing three earned runs to score. Two of the runs scored off Brooks Brown in the seventh inning after Pimentel left the game with two runners on. He threw 97 pitches, 53 strikes, and overall it was a much better outing than his last start.



Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 8, Altoona 5

Starting Pitcher: Ethan Hollingsworth, RHP (6-5, 3.55) – 5.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Justin Howard, 1B (.333) – 2-for-4, 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.200) – 1-for-5, RBI

Gregory Polanco, CF (.256) – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Ethan Hollingsworth made his first start back in Altoona since going to Indianapolis for two starts. Hollingsworth was hit hard tonight, giving up five earned runs after ten earned runs in his previous nine starts at the Double-A level. Justin Howard has a .406/.441/.625 line in 32 at-bats over his last ten games with Altoona, and a .333/.432/.444 line in 207 at-bats this year.



Bradenton was cancelled due to rain.



Box Score

Result: West Virginia 3, Lakewood 1

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (4-3, 3.06) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.272) – 3-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Eric Wood, DH (.260) – 1-for-4, 2 RBI, SB

Ryan Hafner, RHP (2.96) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Check out John Dreker’s live game report.



Box Score

Result: Tri-City 10, Jamestown 4

Starting Pitcher: Jackson Lodge, LHP (3-3, 5.00) – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, RF (.316) – 2-for-5, 3B

Other Notable Performers:

Adam Frazier, SS (.346) – 2-for-5

Jeff Roy, CF (.296) – 2-for-5, SB

Michael Fransoso, 2B (.288) – 2-for-4

Buddy Borden, RHP (0.00) – 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: 2013 7th round pick Buddy Borden made his second pro appearance, throwing 1.2 shutout innings. In his two combined appearances he has thrown 2.2 shutout innings with a 5:2 K/BB ratio. Harold Ramirez picked up his fourth triple of the year. Jeff Roy stole his 22nd base of the year. Adam Frazier extended his hitting streak to six games. Out of his 45 hits this year, 39 have been singles.


Wyatt Mathisen picked up three hits in a rehab appearance in the GCL.

Wyatt Mathisen picked up three hits in a rehab appearance in the GCL.


Box Score

Result: Yankees 3, Pirates 1

Starting Pitcher: Wei-Chung Wang, LHP (0-3, 3.67) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Wyatt Mathisen, C (.500) – 3-for-3, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Reese McGuire, DH (.339) – 1-for-3, SB, RBI

Melvin Del Rosario, LHP (6.82) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Wyatt Mathisen had a great day at the plate in another rehab appearance. This is Mathisen’s third game. Each time he has caught, and each time he has played about four plate appearances. He has played every other game this week behind the plate. Reese McGuire stole his fourth base of the year. He has slumped at the plate so far this month, but he’s still hitting in the majority of his games, and his overall numbers are good. Wei-Chung Wang has three bad starts this year where he has given up three or more runs. His other six starts have seen zero or one runs allowed.

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, 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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