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 (3-5, 2.90) - DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.282) - 1-for-4, RBI 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-1, 2.44) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.289) - 2-for-6, 2B, 3B 5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) - 2-for-5, 2 RBI 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 3.50) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-0, 2.00) - 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.275) - 1-for-4, 2B 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.299) - 0-for-4 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.259) - 1-for-5 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.226) - 1-for-6, 2B, 3 BB 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL (UPDATE 6/22) 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.08) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.50) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.42) - DNP 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.237) - 1-for-5, 3B, SB 20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (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: Emmanuel De Leon, RHP (3.64) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.338) – 2-for-2, HR, BB Home Runs: Brett Carroll (13), Jared Goedert (9), Andrew Lambo (7), Willy Garcia (11)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Box Score Result: Indianapolis 4, Rochester 2 Starting Pitcher: Graham Godfrey, RHP (6-4, 5.04) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.338) – 2-for-2, HR, BB Other Notable Performers: Duke Welker, RHP (2.70) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Jared Goedert, 3B (.248) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI Brett Carroll, DH (.241) – 2-for-3, HR, RBI Jose Tabata, RF (.222) – 2-for-3, 2B Game Notes: Andrew Lambo hit his seventh homer of the year for Indianapolis, and his 21st of the year overall.  In his last ten games with the Indians he is 17-for-36 with four doubles and five homers. Brett Carroll hit his 13th homer of the year, and Jared Goedert hit his ninth. Duke Welker made his return to Triple-A and picked up a save by striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth. Graham Godfrey stepped in to a depleted Indianapolis rotation for his second start of the year.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Box Score Result: Akron 4, Altoona 1 Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3-8, 3.29) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.282) – 1-for-4, RBI Other Notable Performers: Adalberto Santos, 3B (.281) – 1-for-3, BB Game Notes: Altoona was scheduled to play a double header, but the second game was rained out. Instead they only played a seven inning game. David Bromberg struggled tonight, giving up three earned runs in five innings. However, he kept up his strong strikeout numbers of late, striking out 32 in 23.2 innings over his last four starts. Gregory Polanco has a .282 average and an .800 OPS in 39 at-bats so far in Altoona.   Willy Garcia hit his 7th homer in the month of June. A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Game One Box Score Result: Charlotte 9, Bradenton 8 Starting Pitcher: Orlando Castro, LHP (7.20) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, RF (.252) – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Alen Hanson, SS (.289) – 1-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI Jose Osuna, DH (.247) – 1-for-3, BB, SB Stetson Allie, 1B (.231) – 0-for-1, 3 BB Game Two Box Score Result: Bradenton 3, Charlotte 2 Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (4.60) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.289) – 1-for-3, 2B Other Notable Performers: Stetson Allie, 1B (.226) – 1-for-5, 2B Emmanuel De Leon, RHP (3.64) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (4.05) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Willy Garcia hit his 11th homer of the year in game one. He’s been on fire this month, hitting for a .325/.372/.675 line in 80 at-bats, with seven homers after the first game. Alen Hanson went 2-for-6 with a double and a triple on the day. He had an .876 in the month of June, heading into game two. That’s up from an .840 OPS in the month of May. The second game ended up going 13 innings, and the Marauders stayed in the game thanks to seven shutout innings combined from Emmanuel De Leon and Zack Von Rosenberg. Robert Kilcrease closed it out with three more shutout innings.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: West Virginia 8, Lakewood 6 Starting Pitcher: Luis Heredia, RHP (2.00) – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Max Moroff, SS (.247) – 2-for-4, 3B, BB, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Josh Bell, RF (.286) – 2-for-5, 2 RBI Dilson Herrera, 2B (.275) – 1-for-4, 2B Game Notes: Check out John Dreker’s live game report.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Result: Jamestown 6, Auburn 5 Starting Pitcher: Colten Brewer, RHP (3.29) – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, SS (.333) – 2-for-2, 2 2B, 3 BB, SB Other Notable Performers: Jin-De Jhang, C (.290) – 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI Danny Collins, 1B (.316) – 2-for-4, 2B Harold Ramirez, CF (.237) – 1-for-5, 3B, SB Game Notes: Harold Ramirez stole home plate as part of a double steal, with Michael Fransoso taking second base on the play. On the season, Jin-De Jhang is 9-for-31 and has a hit in seven of his eight games. Danny Collins is 12-for-38 and got back on track hitting after going hitless in his last two games. Colten Brewer now has a 3.29 ERA in 13.2 innings over three starts, with a 6:5 K/BB ratio.   RK: GCL PIRATES   Box Score Result: Astros 6, Pirates 5 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Rosario, RHP (0-1, 3.86) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Justin Maffei, CF (.333) – 4-for-5, 2B, 3B Other Notable Performers: Ulises Montilla, 2B (.227) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB, 3 RBI Candon Myles, LF (.500) – 2-for-4 Game Notes: Ulises Montilla has looked like one of the more promising hitters on the team, but has struggled so far. Today he had a double and a triple, and now has four extra base hits out of his five hits on the year. Candon Myles has been hot at the plate, going 13-for-26, but has just one extra base hit.
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