Prospect Watch: West Virginia Eliminated; Jamestown Goes to Deciding Game


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) – Season Completed

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis (.222) – Season Completed

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

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

5. Austin Meadows, CF, Jamestown (.529) – 1-for-4, BB

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.279) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

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

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia (7-3, 3.05) – 3.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

9. Reese McGuire, C, Jamestown (.250) – DNP

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) – 2-for-5

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 (.285) – 2-for-4

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

18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.277) – 0-for-1

19. Elvis Escobar, OF, Jamestown (.268) – 1-for-5, 3B

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



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Top Pitcher: Clario Perez, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, 2B (.444) – 2-for-5, HR

Home Runs: Michael Fransoso (1)



Indianapolis was eliminated from the playoffs. Their season is over.



Altoona’s season is over.



Bradenton’s season is over.



Box Score

Result: Hagerstown 6, West Virginia 2

Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (0-1, 9.00) – 3.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Josh Bell, DH (.333) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jason Creasy, RHP (11.57) – 2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Walker Gourley, RF (.500) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: West Virginia dropped the deciding game of the best of three series against Hagerstown, ending their season. Luis Heredia got the start, but was hit pretty hard, giving up ten hits in three innings of work. Heredia didn’t have control issues tonight, which is pretty much the opposite of how he was throughout the year. Normally he walks too many batters, but doesn’t give up many hits. Jason Creasy also had a rough night in relief, after being named the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for his performance in August and September. West Virginia’s loss might have hurt the major league team. There was the possibility that Wandy Rodriguez could have made a rehab start with the Power if they would have advanced. Now the Pirates can either send Rodriguez to Jamestown (if they advance) or recall him and have him work out of the bullpen.


Michael Fransoso hit a home run, but Jamestown lost 12-4. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Michael Fransoso hit a home run, but Jamestown lost 12-4. (Photo Credit: David Hague)


Box Score

Result: State College 12, Jamestown 4

Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (0-1, 13.50) – 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, 2B (.444) – 2-for-5, HR

Other Notable Performers:

Harold Ramirez, LF (.286) – 2-for-4

Adam Frazier, SS (.429) – 2-for-4, BB

Austin Meadows, CF (.375) – 1-for-4, BB

Wyatt Mathisen, C (.400) – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Jamestown lost game two of a best of three game series. The final game will be played tomorrow in State College, with the winner advancing to the NYPL championship. Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a walk tonight. Including the regular season and the playoffs, he has a hit in all seven games he’s played in with Jamestown. Harold Ramirez, Adam Frazier, Wyatt Mathisen, and Michael Fransoso all picked up multiple hits, with Fransoso hitting a home run. Dovydas Neverauskas had a rough start, but the game really got out of hand starting in the sixth when the Jamestown bullpen combined to give up seven runs in the final three innings.



The GCL Pirates’ season is over.