Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 4/16/13
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 pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be found by clicking the player names below. Players who weren’t in the original top 20 are linked to their player page on the site. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.65) - 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 0 HR 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 1.64) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.286) -  1-for-4 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.191) - DNP 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.280) - 1-for-4, BB 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, Extended Spring Training 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 2.35) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) - Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (0-2, 6.52) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-0, 2.57) - DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.310) - 1-for-5 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.276) - 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) – DNP 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.220) - 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.43) - DNP 17. Victor Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.68) - DNP 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 2.93) - DNP 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.00) - 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: Robby Rowland, RHP (1-0, 2.57) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.411) – 4-for-5, HR, 2 RBI Home Runs: Tony Sanchez (1), Stetson Allie (6)   Gerrit Cole had a much better start this time around with Indianapolis. AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  Box Score Result: Indianapolis 4, Toledo 2 Starting Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, RHP (1-1, 3.65) – 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.276) – 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Josh Harrison, 2B (.625) – 2-for-3, BB Jordy Mercer, SS (.295) – 2-for-4 Game Notes: Gerrit Cole had a much better start than he did in his first two outings. He gave up just one run in 6.1 innings, after combining for six innings total in the first two starts. The downside was that Cole walked four batters in those 6.1 innings. Control was a problem for him at the end of his time with Altoona, and he threw a lot of pitches in a small amount of innings in his first two outings. This was a much better start, but there’s still things for him to work on. Tony Sanchez hit his first home run of the season. He is now 7-for-14 in his last four games, with two doubles and a homer. John Fredland wrote about Sanchez getting work on his hitting, and what led to his big three hit game the other night.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE  Altoona was suspended 1-1 in extra innings. The game will be completed tomorrow. Casey Sadler made a good start, throwing seven innings with one run on five hits and two walks, striking out five. Mel Rojas is currently 2-for-4 with a walk.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Bradenton 3, Jupiter 1 Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (1-0, 2.57) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.279) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Quinton Miller, RHP (4.15) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Earlier today Robby Rowland had the following pre-game tweet: Today’s marks the first time in my career to have “Five Guys” on my start day. We’ll see how this one turns out. — Robby Rowland (@RobbyRow_12) April 16, 2013 After his six shutout innings with two hits and six strikeouts? So I think I’m gonna be going with #FiveGuys this year for pre-game meals. — Robby Rowland (@RobbyRow_12) April 17, 2013 Bradenton won their second game of the season, thanks to Rowland, but also due to two RBIs from Willy Garcia. Alen Hanson was out of the lineup for the second day in a row, following a three error game.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result:  West Virginia 8, Greenville 3 Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (1.17) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:  Stetson Allie, 1B (.411) – 4-for-5, HR, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers Wyatt Mathisen, C (.220) – 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI Eric Wood, 3B (.318) – 2-for-5, 2B Junior Sosa, CF (.286) – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his sixth homer of the year, coming in the ninth inning with one runner on base. West Virginia was already leading 6-3 at the time. Allie extended his hitting streak to ten games. Raul Fortunato went 0-for-5, snapping a nine game hitting streak. Wyatt Mathisen could be starting to heat up, going 5-for-10 in his last two games. Eric Wood has already been heating up, and now has a .318/.348/.614 line through ten games. Orlando Castro has allowed two earned runs in 15.1 innings this season, with a 15:0 K/BB ratio.
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