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Prospect Watch: Homers From JaCoby Jones and Stetson Allie



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. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), 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 20 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from the mid-season top 20 update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

2. Austin Meadows, CF, West Virginia – 1-for-3, BB

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia – 1-for-4

4. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

5. Alen Hanson, SS/2B, Altoona – Disabled List (8/25 Update)

6. Josh Bell, RF, Altoona – Disabled List (8/19 Update)

7. Harold Ramirez, OF, West Virginia – Disabled List (7/24 Update)

8. Cole Tucker, SS, GCL Pirates – DNP

9. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

11. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia – 1-for-4, HR, RBI

13. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

14. Andrew Lambo, OF, Indianapolis – In Majors

15. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona – DNP

16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, GCL Pirates – DNP

17. Trey Supak, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

18. Buddy Borden, RHP, West Virginia – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP


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Top Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, RHP – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B – 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI

Home Runs: JaCoby Jones (23), Stetson Allie (20)



Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 4, Columbus 2

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: Elias Diaz, C – 2-for-3, R

Other Notable Performers:

Jaff Decker, LF – 1-for-4, RBI

Gregory Polanco, RF – 1-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: Of his four starts in Triple-A to wrap up the campaign, Saturday night’s finale on the season was among the strongest for Adrian Sampson. While he was not able to survive the sixth inning, Sampson still only allowed one run on four hits. He struck out five hitters with two each in the first and the fifth.

Bobby LaFromboise relieved Sampson and got a pair of outs, one by strikeout, before being relieved by Adam Wilk. Wilk allowed one run on two hits in 0.1 inning. Vin Mazzaro allowed just one hit in 1.1 scoreless innings of work.

Elias Diaz had his first multi-hit game, as he was 3-for-26 total at Triple-A coming into the game. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 in his fifth game back with Indianapolis. He is now 4-for-19 since coming back to Triple-A, but has three hits in his last nine at bats. Ernesto Frieri nailed down the save with a pair of strikeouts. – Ryan Palencer



Box Score

Result: Altoona 3, Bowie 1

Starting Pitcher: Angel Sanchez, RHP – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Andy Vasquez, CF/LF – 2-for-4, 2 2B

Drew Maggi, LF/3B – 1-for-4, BB, SB

Game Notes: Stetson Allie had his second straight 2-for-5 game, breaking a recent 3-for-29 slump. Allie hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to secure a win for Altoona. It was his 20th homer of the season. Angel Sanchez finished his season on a high note, allowing just one run over 6.2 innings, his best outing since joining the Pirates. Drew Maggi had a single and a walk, plus he stole his 37th base of the year, tops in the Pirates organization. Andy Vasquez hit two doubles, giving him 18 on the year. Willy Garcia went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but still managed to draw two walks. He had just 21 walks coming into the game. He has drawn five walks in his last seven games, one of the best streaks of his career.



Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 7, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Shane Carle, RHP – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B – 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, DH – 3-for-5, 2B

Jordan Steranka, 1B – 3-for-3, RBI

Max Moroff, 2B – 2-for-4, 3B, RBI

Game Notes: This game was suspended yesterday in the top of the third inning due to weather. Shane Carle threw the first two innings and looked good, striking out three batters over two no-hit innings. This game was called in the eighth inning and the scheduled second game of the doubleheader was postponed until tomorrow. Jason Creasy threw six innings to pick up the win, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk. Jose Osuna and Jordan Steranka each had three hits, while Eric Wood drove in three runs. Wood hit his 28th double. Max Moroff had two hits, including his sixth triple. Adam Frazier committed his 35th error.



Box Score

Result: Asheville 5, West Virginia 1

Starting Pitcher: Buddy Borden, RHP – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter:  JaCoby Jones, SS – 1-for-4, HR, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Edwin Espinal, 1B – 1-for-4

Austin Meadows, CF – 1-for-3, BB

Erich Weiss, 2B – 2-for-3, BB

Reese McGuire, DH – 1-for-4

Game Notes: Buddy Borden ended his season with one of his worst outings, giving up five runs in 3.2 innings. It was just the second time he allowed more than four runs this year and the fourth time that he couldn’t make it through at least four innings. Zack Von Rosenberg followed Borden and threw 4.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit while facing the minimum amount of batters. JaCoby Jones hit his 23rd homer and drove in his 70th RBI.



Box Score

Result: Williamsport 7, Jamestown 6

Starting Pitcher: Frank Duncan, RHP – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Top Hitter: David Andriese, 1B – 2-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Elvis Escobar, CF – 1-for-5, 2B

Michael Suchy, RF – 2-for-4, 2 2B, BB, SB

Game Notes:  Frank Duncan gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings. He finished with a 3.58 ERA in 14 starts. In his last three starts combined, he allowed 24 runs over 15 innings. Duncan ended up with a 49:11 K/BB ratio. Michael Suchy hit two doubles and stole his seventh base of the year. Chase Simpson hit his 14th double and drove in his 30th run. He is hitting .474 in his last ten games.



The Bristol season is over. We will have a season recap for the team in the next few days



The GCL season is over. We will have a season recap for the team in the next few days.



The DSL season is now over. You can read the DSL Pirates season recap here, complete with scouting reports every player.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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