Prospect Watch: Another Strong Start From Tyler Glasnow, Allie and Moroff Homer


A look at how the current top 30 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. If a player is out for the season, he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot. Removing these guys doesn’t mean they have lost prospect status. It is just an attempt to get 30 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from early season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Altoona -5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

3. Austin Meadows, CF, Bradenton – 1-for-4, BB, SB

4. Josh Bell, 1B, Altoona – 0-for-4, BB

5. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton – 1-for-4

6. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis -6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

7. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis – 3-for-6

8. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia – DNP

9. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis – 1-for-5, 2B

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, Extended Spring Training

11. Harold Ramirez, OF, Extended Spring Training

12. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, Extended Spring Training

13. JaCoby Jones, SS, Bradenton – 0-for-3, BB

14. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

15. Trey Supak, RHP, Extended Spring Training

16. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Extended Spring Training

17. Barrett Barnes, OF, Extended Spring Training

18. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – Disabled List

19. Cody Dickson, LHP, Bradenton – DNP

20. Willy Garcia, OF, Altoona – 1-for-4

21. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

22. Jordan Luplow, 3B, West Virginia – DNP

23. Connor Joe, 1B/3B – Extended Spring Training

24. Wyatt Mathisen, 3B, Bradenton – 0-for-2, BB

25. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis –  DNP

26. Steven Brault, LHP, Bradenton – DNP

27. Tito Polo, OF, West Virginia – DNP

28. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Extended Spring Training

29Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

30. Taylor Gushue, C, West Virginia– DNP



Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, RF – 2-for-4, HR

Home Runs: Stetson Allie (2), Max Moroff (1)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 9, Toledo 3

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Steve Lombardozzi, 3B – 4-for-5, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers:


Tony Sanchez, DH – 3-for-5, 2 2B

Alen Hanson, 2B – 3-for-6

Elias Diaz, C – 1-for-5, 2B

Deolis Guerra, RHP – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Outside of one inning, Nick Kingham was near flawless. In the second inning, Kingham had a control lapse and walked three hitters to load the bases. He then allowed a single that plated two of the runs against him. In the other five innings, Kingham was precise and allowed just three more hits and one more run. He also added six strikeouts with some solid fastball action.

Deolis Guerra relieved Kingham and tossed three scoreless innings to nail it down. Guerra allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out four.

The strong offense for Indianapolis on the current road trip continued, as Tony Sanchez, Alen Hanson, and Steve Lombardozzi each added at least three hits each. Sanchez and Lombardozzi added a pair of doubles each. – Ryan Palencer



Box Score

Result: Altoona 4, Erie 1

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, RF – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:


Max Moroff, 2B – 1-for-4, HR, BB

Sebastian Valle, C – 3-for-4

Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow continued the strong Altoona pitching that has mostly seen the starters go at least five innings with one or fewer runs allowed in every start this year. Glasnow also limited the walks for his second straight outing. On the season he has six walks allowed in 16.2 innings, with 17 strikeouts and two earned runs allowed. He also isn’t giving up hits at the Double-A level, with 11 so far. Stetson Allie has been on a hot streak lately with a six game hitting streak. He has gone 10-for-23 with three doubles and a homer. His home run tonight was his second of the year. Max Moroff also has a hot streak going with a six game hitting streak. He is 12-for-25 with three doubles, a triple, and tonight’s home run.



Box Score

Result: Bradenton 5, Jupiter 1

Starting Pitcher: Felipe Gonzalez, RHP – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jin-De Jhang, C – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Jose Osuna, RF – 1-for-3, BB

Jeremy Bleich, LHP – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bradenton got a combined effort from the pitching staff tonight. Felipe Gonzalez only went three innings, but Isaac Sanchez stepped up with two shutout frames, and Jeremy Bleich made his debut in the Pirates’ system with three shutout innings. Jin-De Jhang continued his strong hitting early in the season with two more hits, keeping his average just below .500. Austin Meadows picked up a walk, a hit, and his third stolen base of the year. He has reached base safely in 14 of 15 games this year.



West Virginia was postponed due to rain.


  • Bleich pitched well. Has he been working with Jim Benedict? Given that he has pitched at Aa and AAA levels in the past, what are the Pirates plans for him this season?

  • Great presentation, and I was especially interested in more than the box score in the AAA game involving Nick Kingham. Sounds like with the exception of one inning, he had a plus outing – thanks for the extended summary Ryan.

    Stetson Allie has started to hit at AA just as he did last year in 400+ AB’s. I think he was held at AA to get more work at 3B – Is that still happening? We also picked up a kid from the Brewer org, Hunter Morris, for 1B in AAA. Last I looked, he was struggling at the plate – any chance we promote Allie to AAA to play 1B and possibly get some work at 3B/OF/DH in Indianapolis? Glad to see Alen Hanson bunching hits together, and getting more comfortable at 2B.

    • emjay…I believe that Stetson is playing RF. They gave up on him at 3b long ago.

    • It appears until they get things sorted out at the AAA level (roster wise) he is in the right spot for max reps in the OF. Looks like their main focus has been on OF development which isn’t a bad thing for his versatility. Pirates may not be his team at the big league level but, that is an organizational decision. If his bat continues to trend upward- decision making time is near. He has done everything they’ve asked from a player standpoint- players are moved everyday position wise but, I still go back to him being a quality 1B. They had to like what they had seen from 1B in big league spring training but, what do you do in the Bell situation? What options do ya have with him other than 1B? I think there is a lot of smoke and mirrors in that particular situation- just don’t see the future potential at 1B- skill set wise and power production. Power does show late in development but, it has to be a concern in the big picture. His RHH is also a concern- not real productive from that side- lot different hitter RH with power concern. All this is not a negative on Bell- just speaking out loud in a forum. Morris was a low level prospect in a very weak prospect organization-Milwaukee Brewers. In conclusion, I like Allie’s versatility and with his offensive trends upward I think he will be a mid range productive product at the big league level-“who knows though it’s baseball”