Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Leads a Big Day of Homers; Bradenton Clinches Playoffs

TOP OF THE SYSTEM

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 – DNP

3. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia – DNP

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 – DNP

12. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia – DNP

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 – DNP

19. Stetson Allie, 1B, Altoona – 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

20. Gage Hinsz, RHP, GCL Pirates – DNP

 

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DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B – 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Home Runs: Stetson Allie (21), Keon Broxton (15), Robert Andino (7), Dan Gamache (6), Chase d’Arnaud (2), Ralph Henriquez (2), A.J. Morris (1)

 

AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    

Box Score

Result: Indianapolis 5, Louisville 3

Starting Pitcher: A.J. Morris, RHP – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Chase d’Arnaud, 2B-3B – 2-for-4, HR

Other Notable Performers:

John Holdzkom, RHP – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Robert Andino, SS – 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Chris McGuiness, 1B – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

A.J. Morris, RHP – 1-for-2, HR

Game Notes: Robert Andino hit his seventh homer of the year, while Chase d’Arnaud hit his second homer of the year. Also hitting a home run was A.J. Morris, who hit his first pro home run. Morris also had a decent start, giving up three runs in 5.2 innings, with no walks and four strikeouts. He hasn’t had the best stuff since returning from the disabled list, giving up a 7.00 ERA in three starts with Indianapolis. John Holdzkom threw two shutout innings. He has a 2.49 ERA in 21.2 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 27:10 K/BB ratio.

 

AA: ALTOONA CURVE

Box Score

Result: Bowie 8, Altoona 7

Starting Pitcher: Tom Harlan, LHP – 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B – 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Drew Maggi, 3B-SS – 2-for-5

Dan Gamache, 2B – 1-for-4, HR

Keon Broxton, CF – 2-for-4, HR, 2 SB

Ralph Henriquez, C – 1-for-5, HR

Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his 20th homer of the year last night, and followed it up with his 21st of the year today. That matched his total last year, which came in two levels of A-ball, and happened with 77 more at-bats. Allie’s slugging percentage was down this year, from .483 to .442. However, his ISO was about the same, going from .206 to .196. Keon Broxton reached two notable milestones. He hit his 15th homer of the year, while also stealing his 25th base of the year. Broxton has an .850 OPS on the year. Dan Gamache hit his sixth homer in 157 at-bats on the season. Altoona had their franchise worst 81st loss.

 

A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   

Game One Box Score

Result: Bradenton 3, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Jordan Steranka, DH – 2-for-3, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Walker Gourley, RF – 1-for-2, SB

Yhonathan Barrios, RHP – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Bradenton clinched the post-season with this win, locking down the second half FSL South title. They will play their first game on Tuesday, starting a best of three series at home. Tyler Glasnow will probably be in line to make that start, since that would be normal rest for the starter.

Game Two Box Score

Result: Bradenton 4, Charlotte 1

Starting Pitcher: Felipe Gonzalez, RHP – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Max Moroff, 2B – 1-for-2, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Jose Osuna, DH – 2-for-2, 2B, BB

Jordan Steranka, 1B – 2-for-3

Game Notes: The second game of the day was pointless in the standings, and it didn’t seem like either team was taking it seriously, as there were a lot of mistakes. Max Moroff did hit his 30th double of the year, and Jordan Steranka picked up two more hits, giving him four on the day. The Marauders went with an assortment of relievers, with only Felipe Gonzalez pitching more than one inning. The Marauders had their franchise best 78th win with this victory.

 

A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   

West Virginia had their game cancelled due to rain.

 

A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   

Jamestown was postponed due to rain. They will wrap up their season with a double-header tomorrow.

 

RK: BRISTOL PIRATES

The Bristol season is over.

 

RK: GCL PIRATES

The GCL season is over.

 

RK: DSL PIRATES

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

  • Allie has had a really nice season and dropped his K rate a lot the last two months while keeping his walks the same. Still only 23 and at bat-wise he really only has the experience of someone a level lower so what he did in AA is pretty impressive. Guessing he will start at AA again but he showed improvement so another aggressive push wouldn’t surprise me. He pounds lefties so he might be of use next year at some point.

    • I think Allie moves up. I don’t think they skipped A+ ball for him if they were going to put him in AA two years in a row…at least not without him falling off the prospect radar altogether. His year wasn’t overwhelmingly good, but it wasn’t bad. He’ll finish with right around an .800 OPS (.804 right now, with 1 more game.) The K rate is still a huge concern, but the good walk rate mitigates that a bit. Add to that Bell, who should be starting next year at 1B in AA, and no one really blocking Allie in AAA, I’m guessing he’ll be in Indy. Which will be sink or swim for him. Again.

  • John Holdzkom should get a shot when the roster expands, and get a legitimate chance to make the post season roster. With all the struggles with the bullpen, he seems like the guy in AAA with the least question marks. Great stuff, decent control, great results, why not?

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