Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 7/22/13
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. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (4-7, 3.76) – DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.270) – DNP 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (6-2, 2.43) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.280) - 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.186) - 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.282) - DNP 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-2, 2.84) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-2, 4.79) - DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.426) – 0-for-4, BB 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.266) - DNP 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.291) - 1-for-2, RBI 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.267) – DNP 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.269) - 1-for-3, 2B, BB 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.69) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.74) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.31) - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.315) – DNP 20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-1, 1.80) - DNP   ORDER YOUR 2013 PROSPECT GUIDE The 2013 Prospect Guide is now available, and is the perfect resource to follow the minor league system during the 2013 season. You can order your copy on the products page of the site. Order together with the 2013 Annual and save $5!   DAILY SUMMARY Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (9-4, 2.52) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI Home Runs: Andrew Lambo (10), Brian Bocock (3), Alen Hanson (6), Austin Meadows (1)   Andrew Lambo hit his 24th homer of the year tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague. AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS     Box Score Result: Indianapolis 17, Charlotte 1 Starting Pitcher: Kris Johnson, LHP (9-4, 2.52) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI Other Notable Performers: Andrew Lambo, LF (.282) – 1-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, 4 K Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.335) – 3-for-4, BB Alex Presley, DH (.289) – 3-for-5, 2 3B, 3 RBI, BB, SB Tony Sanchez, C (.291) – 1-for-2, RBI Jared Hughes, RHP (0.56) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Vic Black, RHP (2.31) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Brian Bocock hit his third homer since joining Indianapolis. He also added two doubles tonight. Alex Presley hit two triples, giving him five on the year. Andrew Lambo hit his tenth homer for Indianapolis, and his 24th of the year. Lambo struck out in his other four at-bats. He’s starting to hit for some power again, but otherwise has been struggling. Coming into this game he had a .254/.296/.418 line in 67 at-bats in July, with 23 strikeouts. Vic Black made his first appearance in ten days, with the long break due to the Triple-A All-Star break. He walked his third batter in 18.1 innings since May 8th.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Altoona was rained out.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Box Score Result: Bradenton 9, Lakeland 5 Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (3-7, 5.26) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.280) – 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Jose Osuna, DH (.243) – 3-for-4, 3 2B Benji Gonzalez, 3B-CF (.220) – 3-for-4, 2B, SB Stetson Allie, 1B (.269) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB Game Notes: Alen Hanson hit his sixth homer of the year. He had been struggling this month, with a .650 OPS heading into this game. However, he’s 11-for-35 with three doubles, a triple, and a homer in his last eight games. Stetson Allie picked up his 11th double for Bradenton, and his fifth in his last ten games. He also walked for the seventh time in the last eight games. Jose Osuna had his second three hit game in three days, and had three doubles on the night. In his last ten games he has a .314/.442/.457 line in 35 at-bats.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   West Virginia was postponed due to rain.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Jamestown was postponed due to rain.   RK: GCL PIRATES    Box Score Result: Pirates 8, Braves 6 Starting Pitcher: Wei-Chung Wang, LHP (4.18) – 3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Austin Meadows, CF (.186) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Carlos Ozuna, 2B (.172) – 3-for-4, 2 RBI Danny Arribas, 1B (.231) – 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI Game Notes: Austin Meadows hit his first professional home run. Meadows isn’t hitting for average yet, but is hitting for power. Six of his eight hits so far have gone for extra bases, and he has a .233 ISO. For just the second time in 14 games, Reese McGuire went without a hit, going 0-for-4. He did draw a walk, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 14 games. Wei-Chung Wang combined for two earned runs in 16.1 innings over his last four starts. Today he struggled, giving up five earned runs on six hits in three innings. Four of those runs came in the third inning.
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