Found June 26, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
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, 2.93) - DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.313) - DNP 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-1, 2.60) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.288) - 0-for-5 5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.289) - DNP 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 3.50) - 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-0, 0.00) - DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.275) - 0-for-5, BB 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.306) - In Majo
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