Prospect Watch: Stolmy Pimentel Throws Eight Shutout Innings; Lambo Homers


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 (.287) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (5-2, 2.48) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.284) – DNP

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.077) – 0-for-4

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.278) – 0-for-4

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.41) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-1, 1.59) –  DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.519) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.260) – 1-for-4

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.288) – 1-for-4

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.250) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

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

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.243) – DNP

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.59) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-1, 2.77) – 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 1.91) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.330) – 2-for-4

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-1, 2.77) – 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Mel Rojas, LF (.278) – 4-for-5, 2B, 3B

Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (9)


Stolmy Pimentel
Stolmy Pimentel threw eight shutout innings.


Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 1, Louisville 0

Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (2-1, 2.77) – 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.296) – 1-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Vic Black, RHP (1.91) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel bounced back from a bad outing the last time out where he gave up four runs on six hits. Tonight he threw eight shutout innings, which was the fourth start in six Triple-A starts where he’s gone 6+ innings with one or fewer runs. Pimentel only needed 98 pitches, with 63 strikes. Vic Black has thrown nine innings with no earned runs since coming back from the disabled list. The best part about that is he has given up four hits, and has a 13:1 K/BB ratio in that time. Andrew Lambo was on a cold streak for a bit, but has now homered two games in a row, and is 8-for-25 with two doubles and two homers in his last six games. The homer tonight was his ninth in Triple-A, and his 23rd on the year.



Box Score

Result: Altoona 3, Akron 1

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (2-2, 3.41) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Mel Rojas, LF (.278) – 4-for-5, 2B, 3B

Other Notable Performers:

Gregory Polanco, CF (.287) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Game Notes: Nick Kingham now has a 3.41 ERA in 31.2 innings with Altoona, along with a 28:8 K/BB ratio. Mel Rojas has been hitting well since mid-May, and has been on fire this month. After tonight he is 13-for-33 with five doubles and a triple in the month of July. Gregory Polanco was in a mini slump, going 1-for-17 in his last four games. He bounced back with a two hit night and his third double since being promoted to Altoona.



Bradenton was rained out.



Box Score

Result: Asheville 3, West Virginia 0

Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (2-2, 2.80) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Barrett Barnes, CF (.250) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Eric Wood, DH (.234) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: Jason Creasy made his fourth start since being added to the rotation in the second half. In those starts he has combined to give up just one earned run 20.2 innings. He also has a 17:7 K/BB ratio in that span. On the season Creasy has a 2.80 ERA in 64.1 innings, with a 59:16 K/BB ratio. Creasy was an eighth round pick out of high school in 2011. He switched to a slider this year to get more strikeouts, and it looks like it has been working.



Box Score

Result: Hudson Valley 2, Jamestown 1

Starting Pitcher: Jackson Lodge, LHP (2-1, 3.96) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, RF (.330) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Fransoso, 2B (.320) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Erich Weiss, 3B (.167) – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Harold Ramirez has been on fire lately. In the month of July he is now 20-for-42 with four doubles, a triple, and a homer. In his last ten games he has seven multi-hit games. Erich Weiss picked up his first pro hit in his second game with Jamestown. Jin-De Jhang went 1-for-4 and is 12-for-32 in his last ten games.



Box Score

Result: Pirates 6, Phillies 4

Starting Pitcher: Jon Sandfort, RHP (3.27) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, C (.519) – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Luis Urena, RF (.311) – 2-for-4

Evan Chambers, DH (.333) – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Reese McGuire has a hit in all seven games he’s played in. He picked up two doubles today and has five on the year. Evan Chambers made his first rehab appearance this year after missing time with a broken foot. Will Kendall made his pro debut, throwing a shutout inning and striking out two. Jon Sandfort gave up four runs today, with two of those coming off of home runs.

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Carl Reagle

Could Lambo play 1B?


At first I was happy to see Lambo doing well at AA because his trade value was going back up. I never really expected him to contribute on the big team, but saw him more as a Robbie Grossman type trade chip…. Grossman never hit for power like this. If they’re not going to pull the trigger on a trade in RF, I think I’m ready for him to get a shot, even with Tabata doing well. Kid seems to have more power than Presley, Snider, and Tabata. Lets get him a look.

Lee Young

In Keith Law’s chat, he said that he has been hearing ‘negative things’ about Josh Bell.
Could these ‘negative things’ be tied to his swing or something else? I wonder.

Bryan Graham

#freeAndrewLambo its gotta catch on at some point doesn’t it? LOL

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