Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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 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) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 1.00) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.361) -  1-for-1, 2 BB 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.193) - 0-for-2, 3 BB 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.250) - 1-for-5 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.077) - 0-for-5, 3 K 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 1.54) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) - Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (0-2, 4.02) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-1, 3.50) - 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.263) - 1-for-4 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.256) - DNP 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) – DNP 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.176) - 0-for-5 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.00) - DNP 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.86) - DNP 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 2.11) - DNP 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (0-0, 0.52) - 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: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (3.44) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.344) – 4-for-8, 2 2B, 4 RBI Home Runs: Matt Curry (2)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  Box Score Result: Louisville 3, Indianapolis 0 Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (0-1, 5.56) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jordy Mercer, SS (.305) – 2-for-4 Other Notable Performers: Ryan Reid, RHP (0.90) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Cumpton gave up all three of his runs in the third inning. He had a nice K/BB ratio, which is something he hasn’t shown in his other starts this year. In his other three starts he combined for a 9:8 K/BB ratio. Ryan Reid has given up one earned run in 10 innings this year, with an 11:2 K/BB ratio. Jordy Mercer now has a .305/.391/.424 line in 59 at-bats on the season.   Andrew Lambo has reached base safely in all 16 of his games this year. AA: ALTOONA CURVE  Game One Box Score Result: Harrisburg 4, Altoona 1 Starting Pitcher: Francisco Liriano, LHP (0-1, 13.50) – 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.321) – 1-for-3, 2B, RBI Other Notable Performers: Matt Curry, 1B (.241) – 1-for-3, 2B Jose Contreras, RHP (0.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Liriano didn’t do so well in his second rehab start, giving up a three run homer and leaving after 67 pitches in the third inning. He was supposed to go four innings or 65 pitches, whichever came first. Cory Giger mentioned that Liriano was missing up, which cost him with the home run. Jose Contreras pitched a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance for Altoona. Game Two Box Score Result: Altoona 9, Harrisburg 7 Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (5.40) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Matt Curry, 1B (.254) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Tim Alderson, RHP (0.00) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Andrew Lambo, LF (.344) – 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI Jeff Inman, RHP (1-0, 2.00) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Matt Curry hit his second homer of the year in the first inning, giving Altoona a 3-0 lead. Andrew Lambo has an impressive streak going. He has reached base safely in each of his 16 games played this season. He also has a six game hitting streak going. Tim Alderson, Luis Sanz, and Jeff Inman combined for seven shutout innings, allowing Altoona to take the victory.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Bradenton 4, Palm Beach 3 Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (3.44) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Chris Lashmet, 1B (.375) – 3-for-4, 2B, SB Other Notable Performers: Quinton Miller, RHP (1-2, 3.38) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Jose Osuna, DH (.237) – 1-for-4, BB, 2 RBI Game Notes: For the second straight night, the Marauders got a walk off win. This time Jose Osuna came up with the bases loaded and hit a line drive single through the right side of the infield to bring in Junior Sosa for the win. Osuna has been hitting the ball hard lately, although a lot of those hits have gone to fielders. That was the case with one of his at-bats tonight. This is a big change from where he was at the start of the year, when he wasn’t making hard contact at all. Eliecer Navarro has a 3.44 ERA in 18.1 innings this year, with a 14:4 K/BB ratio. Quinton Miller has looked good out of the bullpen, and struck out the side in the ninth inning tonight, in his second inning of work.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: Hagerstown 14, West Virginia 4 Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (1-1, 3.50) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.388) – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K Other Notable Performers Walker Gourley, RF (.317) – 2-for-3, 3B, BB Game Notes: West Virginia has been out-scored 27-6 in the last two games against Hagerstown. Last night there were a lot of unearned runs. Tonight there were only three unearned runs. The bulk of the damage came when Lance Breedlove gave up seven runs, six earned, in one inning of work. Stetson Allie went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts yesterday. He added two more strikeouts today, but picked up two hits, including a double. Clay Holmes now has a 14:15 K/BB ratio in 18 innings.
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