Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has Four Hit Night


A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 5.14) – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 3.12) – DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.239) – 0-for-4, 3 K

4. Josh Bell, RF (.255) – 0-for-4, 3 K

5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.250) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.259) – DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) – DNP

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP (No Stats) – AAA DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 12.86) – DNP


Top Pitcher: Mike Colla, RHP (0-2, 5.14) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.277) – 4-for-5

Home Runs: Dan Grovatt (1)


Box Score

Result: Columbus 5, Indianapolis 1

Starting Pitcher: Justin Wilson, LHP (1-2, 3.57) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Brandon Boggs, RF (.268) – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers

Kris Watts, C (.333) – 2-for-4

Gorkys Hernndez, CF (.286) – 1-for-2, RBI

Daniel McCutchen, RHP (1.00) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: In his first start of the year, Justin Wilson walked six in five innings. In his second start he pitched 6.2 innings without a walk. Today was a mixture of the two outings, with three walks in six innings. On the season he has a 17:9 K/BB ratio in 17.2 innings. Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, and now has a .239 average.


Box Score

Result: Harrisburg 4, Altoona 0

Starting Pitcher: Mike Colla, RHP (0-2, 5.14) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jeremy Farrell, 3B (.333) – 2-for-4, 2B

Other Notable Performers

Robbie Grossman, CF (.250) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Adalberto Santos, RF (.375) – 2-for-4

Game Notes: Mike Colla had a dominant start, but didn’t get any support from the offense tonight.  In his first two starts of the year, Colla gave up nine runs, seven earned, in nine innings. Robbie Grossman now has five walks in his last five games, after zero walks in his first six games. Altoona placed Andrew Lambo on the disabled list today. Expect Adalberto Santos to continue to get playing time with Lambo out. Santos is 6-for-16 on the year.


Box Score

Result: Palm Beach 9, Bradenton 6

Starting Pitcher: Colton Cain, LHP (0-1, 3.55) – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.277) – 4-for-5

Other Notable Performers

Mel Rojas Jr., CF (.327) – 2-for-5, RBI

Dan Grovatt, LF (.219) – 1-for-2, HR, 2 BB

Stefan Welch, 3B (.194) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI

Quinton Miller, RHP (9.53) – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Colton Cain got off to a rough start, with the big blow being a three run third inning. The Bradenton offense didn’t step up until the final two innings, scoring three in the eighth and two in the ninth. Alex Dickerson had a four hit day. He has 13 hits on the year, but no extra base hits. Dan Grovatt hit his first homer of the year.


Box Score

Result: Asheville 12, West Virginia 7

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (1.15) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, 1B (.306) – 2-for-5, 2 2B

Other Notable Performers

Alen Hanson, SS (.400) – 2-for-4, 3B, BB

Josh Bell, RF (.255) – 0-for-4, 3 K

Junior Sosa, CF (.320) – 3-for-4

Game Notes: The West Virginia pitching staff has given up 28 runs to Asheville in the last two games. Vincent Payne and Porfirio Lopez were both transferred to West Virginia today to add depth to the bullpen. The two relievers combined to give up ten runs. Jose Osuna is 8-for-24 with six doubles in his last six games. Josh Bell had his second straight night where he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with a triple, extending his hitting streak to nine games. He also has an extra-base hit in each of his last six games.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 5-7

AA: Altoona Curve – 5-6

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 5-7

A: West Virginia Power – 5-8

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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