Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/13/14
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, 2.97) – DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.317) – 3-for-5, 2B, RBI 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-2, 2.69) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.289) – High-A DL 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) - DNP 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 3.38) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-1, 1.93) –  DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.800) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.267) - 1-for-2, 2 BB 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.302) - 2-for-4, 2B 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.244) – 0-for-3, BB 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.217) - DNP 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL (UPDATE 6/22) 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.98) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 2.88) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.17) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.246) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI 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: Andy Oliver, RHP (3.12) – 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, DH (.800) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI Home Runs: Luis Urena (1), Harold Ramirez (1)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Box Score Result:  Indianapolis 4, Louisville 0 Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, RHP (3.12) – 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.298) – 3-for-4, 2B Other Notable Performers: Andrew Lambo (.305) – 2-for-4, 2B, RBI Tony Sanchez, C (.302) – 2-for-4, 2B Game Notes: Andy Oliver had an impressive start tonight, throwing 6.2 shutout innings, allowing four hits and four walks. Jose Contreras got him out of the seventh inning, after Oliver was removed following a walk to the last batter he faced. Contreras threw a scoreless eighth and Vic Black finished the shutout off with a perfect ninth. Matt Hague had three hits, including his 25th double and he drove in his 52nd run of the season. Tony Sanchez hit his 23rd double of the season and Andrew Lambo now has 22 RBI’s in 24 games with Indianapolis. Combined with his Altoona numbers, he has 68 RBI’s   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Box Score Result: Altoona 15, Erie 7 Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (1-2, 6.14) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR Top Hitter:  Carlos Paulino, C (.232) – 3-for-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI Other Notable Performers: Alex Dickerson, RF (.259) – 2-for-5, 2B, RBI Mel Rojas, LF (.270) – 3-for-3, BB, 2B, 2 RBI Gregory Polanco, CF (.317) – 3-for-5, RBI, 2B Game Notes: Altoona scored 15 runs tonight, with everyone in the starting lineup collecting at least one hit and crossing the plate at least once. Justin Howard scored three times, while Mel Rojas, Gregory Polanco, Alex Dickerson and Carlos Paulino each scored two times. Paulino drove in four runs, connecting for two doubles. Gregory Polanco now has 20 hits and 13 RBI’s in his first 16 games at Altoona. Eliecer Navarro picked up his first win since being promoted from Bradenton.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS       Bradenton was off today.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  Box Score Result: Lexington 3, West Virginia 0 Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (2-1, 3.09) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.267) – 1-for-2, 2 BB Other Notable Performers: Barrett Barnes, CF (.244) – 0-for-3, BB Max Moroff, SS (.249) – 1-for-3 Game Notes: Jason Creasy pitched well for five innings tonight, a nice follow up to his five shutout innings from Saturday, when he gave up just one hit. He still picked up his first loss of the season though, as the Power bats were kept quiet all game. They collected just five hits and only Dilson Herrera, with his single and two walks, reached base more than once. Thomas Harlan gave up the other two Lexington runs, one was unearned on the 21st error of the season by Eric Wood. Josh Bell did not play.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Result:  Jamestown 5, Auburn 4 Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (5.52) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, CF (.246) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Adam Frazier, SS (.333) – 1-for-3, BB JaCoby Jones, CF (.000) – 0-for-4, RBI Game Notes: Jamestown had three 2013 draft picks in the starting lineup making their pro debut tonight. Third round pick, JaCoby Jones, sixth round pick Adam Frazier and 37th round pick Andrew Dennis all started today, with Frazier batting lead-off at shortstop, Jones hitting second in center field and Dennis hit eighth and was behind the plate. Jake Johansen started against Jamestown today, throwing four no-hit innings. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 27th round of the 2012 draft. Harold Ramirez hit his first homer of the season, a three-run shot during a four run fourth inning, that put Jamestown up for good. Dovydas Neverauskas picked up his first win of the season and Kevin Kleis got his second save.   RK: GCL PIRATES    Reese McGuire had an impressive debut today Box Score Result: Tigers 11, Pirates 5 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Rosario, RHP (2.45) – 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, DH (.800) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Candon Myles, LF (.421) – 2-for-3, 2 BB Luis Urena, RF (.262) – 1-for-5, HR, RBI Game Notes: Reese McGuire made his pro debut today, batting third and playing DH. The 1st round draft pick of the Pirates this season, singled in his first AB. He then doubled twice, singled again and in the process, drove in three runs. Despite the great debut from McGuire, the Pirates dropped their second straight to the Tigers. Pirates starter Miguel Rosario had quite an impressive game too, throwing four no-hit innings. He allowed one walk and struck out four batters. Christian Santiago followed him and got hit hard, allowing eight runs on nine hits in 1.2 innings. Just three of his runs allowed were earned. Luis Urena hit his first homer of the season. Trae Arbet stole his first base and made his first error. He is hitting .115 through 26 AB’s.
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