Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Loses Again, Errors Play Big Part

P2 Top 30

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 (Nick Kingham, Jacob Taylor), 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 the mid-season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Indianapolis -[insert_php] include_once (‘./p2-stats/stats_functions.php’);

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

3. Austin Meadows, CF, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(640457,’B’,’20150913′);

4. Josh Bell, 1B, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(605137,’B’,’20150916′);

5. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(593700,’B’,’20150916′);

6. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(624512,’B’,’20150907′);

7. Elias Diaz, C, Pirates – In Majors

8. Harold Ramirez, OF, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(623912,’B’,’20150907′);

9. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia – Disabled List

10. Kevin Newman, SS, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(621028,’B’,’20150913′);

11. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Morgantown -[insert_php] display_top30(663647,’B’,’20150916′);

12. Mitch Keller, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(656605,’P’,’20150902′);

13. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – Disabled List

14. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(605501,’P’,’20150912′);

15. Max Moroff, 2B, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(621559,’B’,’20150913′);

16. Barrett Barnes, OF, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(608627,’B’,’20150913′);

17. Yeudy Garcia, RHP, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(650817,’P’,’20150913′);

18. Trey Supak, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(657022,’P’,’20150901′);

19. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(656543,’P’,’20150902′);

20. Adam Frazier, SS, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(624428,’B’,’20150913′);

21. Willy Garcia, OF, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(591994,’B’,’20150916′);

22. Steven Brault, LHP, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(643230,’P’,’20150912′);

23. Kevin Kramer, 2B, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(596012,’B’,’20150913′);

24. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(621169,’P’,’20150912′);

25. Adrian Valerio, SS, GCL -[insert_php] display_top30(650832,’B’,’20150901′);

26. Connor Joe, 1B, West Virginia -[insert_php] display_top30(656582,’B’,’20150913′);

27. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

28. Jordan Luplow, 3B, West Virginia – Disabled List

29. Casey Hughston, OF, Morgantown -[insert_php] display_top30(641713,’B’,’20150916′);

30. Billy Roth, RHP, Bristol -[insert_php] display_top30(624517,’P’,’20150902′);

P2 Top Performers

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Indianapolis Indians Prospect Watch

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P2 Game Notes

Indianapolis lost game one of the best-of-five series on Tuesday night. They sent Wilfredo Boscan to the mound on Wednesday, trying to tie up the series before going back home for the last three games.

The Indians put two runners on early against Columbus, with a walk from Gorkys Hernandez and a single by Josh Bell. With one out, Willy Garcia moved both runners into scoring position with a slow grounder to first base. John Bowker also grounded out, ending the first inning threat.

In the bottom of the first, Columbus got a runner to second base to lead-off the inning on a horrible call by the umpire. The batter hit one down the left field line and went for two, but Keon Broxton made a great throw and the runner stopped halfway, as the throw would have had him by 15-20 feet. He got in a rundown and elbowed Alen Hanson after a throw, then went down like he was shot. He had to go out of his way to put the elbow to Hanson, then fell like he’s been watching soccer his whole life. Hanson was charged with an error, but he did nothing wrong on the play. It was a terrible call by the umpire and it led to what happened next.

After a sacrifice bunt, the third hitter grounded out to shortstop, which would have scored the run anyway, but Josh Bell missed the catch for an error, which allowed the batter to get to second base. It put Columbus up early, when they should have had no one on base. Boscan got out of the inning without anything else, just some extra pitches thrown due to the two errors.

The second inning included another error from Josh Bell on a catch and this one really cost them. He dropped an easy throw, which should have been the third out. The next batter followed with a two-run homer, giving Columbus a 3-0 lead.

The third inning was quiet for both teams, with a walk to Gustavo Nunez accounting for the only base runner. In the fourth, Keon Broxton had a two out double, but that was it for Indianapolis.

The bottom of the fifth saw Columbus put two runners on base with no outs. After a bunt moved them up, Boscan got a slow chopper to third base, which resulted in an out at the plate on a close play. With two outs and runners on the corners, Boscan kept it 3-0 by getting a grounder to second base for the third out.

Indianapolis went down in order quickly in the sixth, making it seven in a row retired for Columbus after the Broxton double. On the other side, Boscan allowed another home run, a solo shot making it 4-0.

In the seventh, John Bowker hit a line drive off the pitcher’s leg, which knocked him out of the game. Keon Broxton greeted the new pitcher with a single, putting two on with no outs. Tony Sanchez struck out, followed by a walk to Dan Gamache to load the bases. Gustavo Nunez put them on the board with another walk, making it 4-1 and keeping the bases loaded with one out. Alen Hanson went down swinging on a ball in the dirt, which would have been ball four.

That brought up Gorkys Hernandez, who singled on the first pitch. It should have brought home two runs, but Nunez went for third base and was tagged out before the run crossed the plate, making it 4-2.

In the bottom of the seventh, Boscan hit the first batter, then walked the second hitter. He was up over 100 pitches at this point. The next batter hit a grounder to Josh Bell and he threw the ball away for his third error. It brought home another run. Frank Herrmann came in and shutdown Columbus, sending it to the eighth with a 5-2 score.

Indianapolis got a one out walk from Tony Sanchez in the ninth, followed by a Dan Gamache single, bringing the tying run to the plate. Mel Rojas Jr. came on to hit for Gustavo Nunez. Rojas drew a walk to load the bases, sending Alen Hanson to the plate. He hit a sacrifice fly to left field to make it 5-3, but it also resulted in the second out. Gorkys Hernandez drew a walk, bringing up Josh Bell in a huge spot. He made it 5-4 with another walk. Willy Garcia was the last hope and he flew out to center field to end the game. Garcia went 0-for-5 in the game and he’s hitting .143 in the playoffs.

The errors really hurt this game. The umpire’s error accounted for the first run, while errors by Josh Bell resulted in three unearned runs.

The series returns to Indianapolis tomorrow and Tyler Glasnow will be on the mound to try to keep the series alive.

Altoona Curve Prospect Watch


Altoona was eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday night.

Bradenton Marauders Prospect Watch


Bradenton has completed their season.

West Virginia Power Prospect Watch

West Virginia was eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday night.

West Virginia Black Bears Prospect Watch


Morgantown won the NYPL title on Tuesday night.


Bristol Pirates Prospect Watch1


The Bristol Pirates have completed their season. The season recap will be posted soon.

GCL Pirates Prospect Watch

The GCL Pirates have completed their season. Season recap and top ten prospect list can be found here.


DSL Pirates Prospect Watch

The DSL Pirates have completed their season. You can read our full season recap here, with reports on 41 different players. There is also a list of 12 players to watch, which can be found here.

  • Cannot wrap my head around all these 1B conversions straight up failing to catch baseballs. Unbelievable.

  • Florimon was safe regardless of the so called Posey rule. I can see that on my 50inch TV in slow-mo… How does new york not see that?