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.