Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 5/10/13
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 (2-1, 2.23) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.26) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.303) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.252) - 1-for-4 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.287) - DNP 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) - Low-A DL 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (2-0, 1.80) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (4-2, 2.95) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 6.10) – DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.264) – DNP 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.269) - DNP 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.42) – In Majors 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.182) – DNP 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.26) - DNP 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.84) - DNP 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.34) - DNP 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 1.99) - 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: Tim Alderson, RHP (2-0, 1.42) – 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.221) – 2-for-4, 2 2B Home Runs: None   Tim Alderson made his first appearance with Indianapolis since being promoted from Altoona. AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   Box Score Result: Indianapolis 4, Toledo 3 Starting Pitcher: Brooks Brown, RHP (2.33) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Josh Harrison, SS (.308) – 2-for-3, BB Other Notable Performers: Jared Goedert, 3B (.213) – 2-for-4 Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.329) – 2-for-3, 2B Jared Hughes, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Tim Alderson, RHP (2-0, 1.42) – 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Tim Alderson made his first appearance with Indianapolis since being promoted from Altoona. Earlier in the year he gave up one run in 3.2 innings. The Indianapolis rotation remains depleted, which is why Brooks Brown and Alderson had to combine for 6.2 innings of work. Jared Hughes picked up the save with a scoreless ninth. He has pitched 4.2 shutout innings in four appearances, but now has three walks in that span.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE   Altoona was postponed due to rain.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Charlotte 7, Bradenton 3 Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (2-1, 4.15) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Jacob Stallings, C (.221) – 2-for-4, 2 2B Other Notable Performers: Taylor Lewis, CF (.238) – 1-for-4, 3B, RBI Game Notes: Robby Rowland’s last two starts have almost been identical. He has given up three runs and two earned runs in six innings in each start, with six hits in each start. The only difference is that he walked two and didn’t have a strikeout tonight, and didn’t walk any and had two strikeouts last time out. Rowland’s GO/AO ratios have been 2.0 and 2.4 respectively in those starts, which is a good sign for his sinker. Cesar Lopez made his debut in high-A, but gave up four runs on four hits in 1.2 innings.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER West Virginia was postponed due to rain.
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