Prospect Highlights: Strikeout From Casey Sadler, More From JaCoby Jones

On Wednesday, Casey Sadler gave up just one hit and one unearned run in six innings of work, as Indianapolis won 3-1 over Pawtucket. In the below video, Sadler picks up his seventh strikeout, finishing off his outing. He has always been a ground ball pitcher that works to contact, so the strikeout total is a high mark for him. In fact, the last time Sadler reached seven in a game was back in July of 2012 with Bradenton, when he set down ten batters in a game. Yesterday’s total actually represents his second highest mark ever.

West Virginia ended up posting a second video from Tuesday, so here it is because we may not see another for awhile. JaCoby Jones rips an RBI single against Greenville. Jones had a tough game on Wednesday, going 0-for-5 with an error, but he is still putting up strong overall numbers this year. He has a .787 OPS and leads the Power with five homers. Two days ago, we got a clip of a home run from Jones, also hit the Greenville series.

Back to Indy for someone that has been hitting well, but isn’t a prospect. Chris Dickerson has played parts of six seasons in the majors and he could be working his way back. The video below is an RBI single from Wednesday. He is hitting .421 in his last ten games and he has an .889 OPS on the season.

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • John

    Well after watching the video of Dickerson turning a double into a single I would say he should be up and playing in Pittsburgh. Last night Liriano doesn’t cover first twice and Gaby hesitates on a third strike swing at a wild pitch and is thrown out at first by half a step.

    • John Dreker

      Something happened on that play that he was questioning, but never found out what it was. I was thinking catcher’s interference at first, but it just may have been him thinking it was a foul ball.

      • John

        i do remember him sticking his hand up and pointing that way before he ran.

  • bmcferren

    Jones is looking very solid! Any chance we can see him in PGH in 2015?

    • lonleylibertarian

      Yep – you will see him when the Mets come to visit – he is the PTBNL ;-)

      • bmcferren

        I’d send them Hanson before Jones

        • freddylang

          That just doesn’t make sense to me. Jones is a nice prospect but Hanson is two levels ahead of him and the same age. Hanson will be ready next year and Jones is at least 2 years away. Jones is an SEC kid playing at low A so really he needs to be hitting even better than he is.