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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Prospect Watch: Santos Walks Off in Altoona; Jamestown With Another Shutout


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, Altoona (3-5, 2.89) – DNP

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.333) – 0-for-3

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.83) – DNP

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.291) – 4-for-5, 2 2B

5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.289) – DNP

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 0.00) – DNP

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.282) – DNP

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.303) – DNP

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.222) – DNP

13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, West Virginia (.324) – DNP

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.95) – DNP

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) – DNP

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.400) – DNP

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00) – DNP



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Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.27) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, 3B (.221) – 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Home Runs: Adalberto Santos (3), Eric Avila 2 (2, 3), Jin-De Jhang (1)



Indianapolis was postponed due to rain.


Adalberto Santos had a big night for Altoona.
Adalberto Santos had a big night for Altoona.


Box Score

Result: Altoona 5, New Hampshire 4

Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.27) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.261) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Mel Rojas, LF (.255) – 2-for-5

Charles Cutler, DH (.327) – 2-for-3, 3B

Game Notes: David Bromberg has given up one earned run in 13 innings over his last two starts, with a 19:4 K/BB ratio. In his last ten games he has a 2.57 ERA in 56 innings, with a 56:18 K/BB ratio. Adalberto Santos came up big in tonight’s game. He hit a two run homer in the eighth inning, putting Altoona up 3-1 at the time. The Curve (who were going by the name of the Altoona Coasters tonight, in a “What-If” promotion) gave up three runs in the top of the ninth, but Andy Vasquez hit an RBI single in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game and send it to extras. In the bottom of the tenth Santos hit a walk off single to score Drew Maggi from second.



Box Score

Result: Jupiter 11, Bradenton 5

Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (1-5, 5.32) – 2.2 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Avila, 3B (.221) – 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alen Hanson, SS (.291) – 4-for-5, 2 2B

Game Notes: Eric Avila hit two solo homers, giving him three homers on the year. Alen Hanson had four hits and two doubles, and now has 14 on the season. Hanson also had his 20th error of the year, and his fifth error in his last seven games. The bat has been great ever since he was benched for a few games in mid April, but his defense has been struggling a bit lately. That error came with two outs in the third inning. Jupiter went on to score seven runs in that frame, knocking Zack Dodson out of the game mid-inning.



West Virginia was off today for the SAL All-Star game.



Box Score

Result: Jamestown 3, Mahoning Valley 0

Starting Pitcher: Colten Brewer, RHP (1-0, 0.00) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jin-De Jhang, C (.375) – 1-for-4, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Elvis Escobar, RF (.571) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB

Game Notes: Check out my 2013 Jamestown Jammers preview for information on all of the players on the roster. The Jammers pitched their second straight shutout, with Colten Brewer leading the way this time. Brewer was a ground ball machine with his sinker sitting 92-94 MPH tonight. He had an 8:0 GO/AO ratio. Jin-De Jhang hit his first homer of the year, leading to a two run inning in the fifth. Elvis Escobar went 1-for-3 with a walk and stole two bases. James Santelli was covering the game and has a recap with his thoughts here.

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Has anyone heard anything more about Bell’s injury?


Did Allie win the HR Derby ?

Ian Rothermund

I love it, State College decides to drop the Spikes and the next year Jamestown has all of these sleeper candidates. I wonder what kind of talent State College is working with this year. Didn’t they revert back to being a St. Louis affiliation?

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