Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 (3-7, 3.75) - 3.1 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.287) - DNP 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (5-2, 2.48) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.280) – 0-for-8, 5 K 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.118) - 1-for-4 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.282) - 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.41) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-1, 1.59) –  DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.519) - DNP 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.260) - DNP 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.282) - 2-for-9, 2B, 2 RBI 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.248) - 1-for-5 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.233) - 2-for-6, 2B 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.59) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-1, 2.77) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.18) - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.337) - 2-for-4, BB 20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00) - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR   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. 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Order together with the 2013 Annual and save $5!   DAILY SUMMARY Top Pitcher: John Kuchno, RHP (4-4, 4.65) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.190) – 4-for-11, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB Home Runs: Jared Goedert (10), Felix Pie (7), Brian Bocock 2 (1, 2), Jeff Larish (2), Danny Collins (6)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  Game One Box Score Result: Indianapolis 9, Columbus 6 Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3.29) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, SS (.196) – 2-for-7, 2 HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Jared Goedert, 2B (.250) – 3-for-8, HR, 2 RBI Felix Pie, CF (.260) – 3-for-8, 3B, HR, 2 RBI Tony Sanchez, C (.294) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI Jerry Sands, 1B (.207) – 4-for-7, BB Duke Welker, RHP (2.95) – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Atahualpa Severino, RHP (2.59) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Vic Black, RHP (2.18) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Indianapolis resumed their game from a few days ago, which was postponed tied at 4-4 in the 13th inning. Andy Oliver threw 74 pitches, with 39 strikes in three innings. The Indians bullpen had a big game, giving up two earned runs (three runs) in 13 innings. Brian Bocock hit two homers in this game. The first one came a few days ago in the fourth inning. The second homer came today when the game resumed, helping to give the Indians the lead in the 16th inning. Jared Goedert hit his tenth homer of the year. Felix Pie hit his seventh homer of the year, and his third in his last eight games. Game Two Box Score Result: Columbus 5, Indianapolis 2 Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3.53) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jeff Larish, DH (.170) – 1-for-2, HR, BB Other Notable Performers: Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.330) – 2-for-3, 2B Jose Contreras, RHP (0.93) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton has given up two or fewer earned runs in eight of his last ten games. Since coming back down from his last start he has given up three earned runs in 11.1 innings, with a 7:5 K/BB ratio. Jose Contreras now has an 0.93 ERA in 19.1 innings in Triple-A, with a 24:5 K/BB ratio. Since going back down to Triple-A he has given up one earned run in 16.1 innings, with a 19:5 K/BB ratio. Jeff Larish hit his second homer of the year.   Jameson Taillon gave up ten earned runs today. AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Box Score Result: Akron 10, Altoona 3 Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-7, 3.75) – 3.1 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.266) – 2-for-4 Other Notable Performers: Charlie Cutler, DH (.304) – 2-for-4, 2B Game Notes: Jameson Taillon was hit hard tonight. He gave up five runs in the first inning, then five more in the fourth. That was more earned runs than he gave up in his last six starts. The start raised Taillon’s ERA from 2.94 to 3.75. Alex Dickerson went 2-for-4, and has a .359/.405/.564 line in 39 at-bats in the month of July. Mel Rojas has been hot lately, although he went 0-for-5 tonight with four strikeouts.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Game One Box Score Result: Tampa 10, Bradenton 0 Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (3-7, 4.91) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, DH (.260) – 2-for-3, 2B Other Notable Performers: Jose Osuna, 1B (.236) – 1-for-3, 2B Game Two Box Score Result: Tampa 3, Bradenton 2 Starting Pitcher: Pat Ludwig, RHP (3.18) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, 1B (.236) – 1-for-3, 2B Other Notable Performers: Ryan Beckman, RHP (4.00) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Stetson Allie has picked it up at the plate lately. In his last ten games he has a .294/.400/.529 line in 34 at-bats, with two doubles and two homers. Jose Osuna had two doubles on the night, giving him 13 on the year. Robby Rowland struggled in game one, and has been doing the same lately. In his last ten starts he has a 5.24 ERA in 44.2 innings, with a 19:27 K/BB ratio. Pat Ludwig made the start in game two. He has a 3.18 ERA in 11.1 innings in his time with Bradenton. Alen Hanson combined to go 0-for-8 with five strikeouts.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  Box Score Result: West Virginia 5, Asheville 1 Starting Pitcher: John Kuchno, RHP (4-4, 4.65) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Josh Bell, RF (.282) – 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Eric Wood, 3B (.238) – 2-for-4 Game Notes: Josh Bell hit two doubles, giving him 26 on the year. Five of those doubles have come in eight games in the month of July. Eric Wood had a great month of April, but had a .677 OPS in May, a .563 OPS in June, and has a .454 OPS in July. He’s been on a mini hot streak lately, going 4-for-10 in his last three games. John Kuchno had his best start as a pro. It was the first time he went beyond six innings in his career, and only the fourth time he pitched six innings or more.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Result: Lowell 5, Jamestown 4 Starting Pitcher: Isaac Sanchez, RHP (4.09) – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: JaCoby Jones, CF (.375) – 2-for-5, SB Other Notable Performers: Adam Frazier, SS (.361) – 2-for-5 Harold Ramirez, RF (.337) – 2-for-4, BB Danny Collins, 1B (.278) – 1-for-5, HR Erich Weiss, 3B (.300) – 2-for-4, 2B Game Notes: JaCoby Jones now has a .375 average and a 1.005 OPS in his first nine games as a pro. Harold Ramirez continues his hot month of July, with a .478/.564/.674 line in 46 at-bats. He has seven multi-hit games in his last nine games, along with three straight multi-hit games where he has gone 8-for-13. Danny Collins hit his sixth homer of the year.   RK: GCL PIRATES    Box Score Result: Phillies 5, Pirates 1 Starting Pitcher: Blake Taylor, LHP (0.00) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 2B (.296) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Adam Landecker, 3B (.281) – 2-for-4, 2B Austin Meadows, CF (.118) – 1-for-4 Game Notes: Second round pick Blake Taylor made his pro debut, throwing two perfect innings with two strikeouts. Ulises Montilla picked up his eighth double in his last ten games. On the season he has a .296/.403/.519 line in 54 at-bats, with ten doubles and a triple.
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