Prospect Watch: Meadows With Two More Hits; Dickson Goes Five Shutout


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 (1-1, 3.89) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis (.222) – DNP

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (9-3, 2.18) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.255) – Season Completed

5. Austin Meadows, CF, Jamestown (.500) – 2-for-3

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

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 2.70) – Season Completed

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia (7-3, 3.05) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, Jamestown (.231) – 0-for-3

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

11. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – 60-Day DL

12. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.229) – Season Completed

13. Wyatt Mathisen, C, Jamestown (.269) – DNP

14. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (5-6, 4.08) – DNP

15. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-6, 3.33) – In Majors

16. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.281) – 0-for-4

17. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-2, 2.57) – Season Completed

18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.275) – DNP

19. Elvis Escobar, OF, Jamestown (.268) – 0-for-4

20. Phil Irwin, RHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 0.90) – 60-Day DL



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Top Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP (2.37) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF (.500) – 2-for-3

Home Runs: None



Indianapolis was off today. They start their playoff series tomorrow.



Altoona’s season is over.



Bradenton’s season is over.



West Virginia was off today. They start their playoff series tomorrow.


Austin Meadows is 8-for-16 with Jamestown so far. (Photo Credit: Matt Brown)

Austin Meadows is 8-for-16 with Jamestown so far. (Photo Credit: Matt Brown)


Box Score

Result: State College 3, Jamestown 1

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP (2.37) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF (.500) – 2-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Edwin Espinal, 1B (.287) – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Jamestown lost, but Lowell also lost, so Jamestown didn’t lose any ground in the Wild Card race. Tomorrow is the final day of the season. Jamestown has a one game lead, so a win or a Lowell loss sends them to the playoffs. Cody Dickson threw five innings without an earned run for the sixth time in his last seven starts. The 2013 4th round pick finished his season with a 2.37 ERA in 57 innings, along with a 59:24 K/BB ratio. Austin Meadows picked up two more hits. In his four games in Jamestown going 8-for-16 with a home run and two walks.



The GCL Pirates’ season is over.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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  • smurph

    Looks like another great draft for the Pirates, getting Meadows and McGuire. Catcher was a weak spot in the system a year and a half ago. Now it is a strength, possibly the most depth of any position other than pitcher.

    • deacs

      2012’s draft was a little bit of a dud considering we lost Appel and Barnes seems to be hurt all the time. Early returns would say they nailed this year’s draft. Of course it’s extremely early but the stats are there. I can’t tell though if some of the college guys are taking advantedge of the rookie leagues or what but the top 3 HS picks definitely show promise. And if nothing else farm depth for the Bucs at this point will get you a Byrd and Morneau for the stretch run.