Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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, 2.89) - DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.333) - 1-for-3, 3B 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.83) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.291) - DNP 5. Austin Meadows, CF, 2013 1st Round Pick, Unsigned 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.289) - DNP 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 0.00) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (0-0, 0.00) – DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.282) - DNP 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.307) - 2-for-4, 2B 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.222) – DNP 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.000) - DNP 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.95) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.308) - 2-for-4, BB 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: Jeanmar Gomez, RHP (1-0, 1.13) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.243) – 4-for-8, 2B, 2 HR Home Runs: Josh Harrison (3), Andrew Lambo 2 (3, 4), Alex Dickerson (6)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS      Andrew Lambo hit two homers on the night for Indianapolis. Game One Box Score Result: Indianapolis 8, Norfolk 1 Starting Pitcher: Jeanmar Gomez, RHP (1-0, 1.13) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Josh Harrison, 2B (.310) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SB Other Notable Performers: Andrew Lambo, LF (.188) – 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.253) – 2-for-4, 3B Game Notes: Jeanmar Gomez made a rehab appearance, throwing 52 pitches and 35 strikes. He was scheduled for 60 pitches, and went to the bullpen to finish his outing. Josh Harrison had a huge night, hitting his third homer of the year, his 21st double, and stealing his 17th base. Andrew Lambo also hit his third homer, and now is tied for the system lead with 17 homers, tying with Stetson Allie. Harrison’s homer came off top prospect Kevin Gausman, while Lambo homered off Jon Rauch. Game Two Box Score Result: Indianapolis 5, Norfolk 3 Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (3.21) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 7 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, LF (.243) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR Other Notable Performers: Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.325) – 2-for-5, 2B Darren Ford, CF (.211) – 2-for-5, 2B Tony Sanchez, PH-DH (.307) – 1-for-1, 2B, RBI Game Notes: Game two was scheduled to go the standard seven innings for a double header, but the game went to extras with the Indians winning in the tenth. Tony Sanchez came in to pinch hit in the top half of the inning with Brett Carroll on first and one out. Sanchez hit his 20th double of the year, bringing Carroll all the way around to score the go ahead run. Sanchez then scored on a Lucas May single. Earlier in the game, Andrew Lambo hit his second homer of the day, and his 18th homer of the year, putting him in the system lead. Andy Oliver once again struggled with his control, walking seven in 4.2 innings, and throwing 100 pitches in that span.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Box Score Result: Altoona 5, New Hampshire 2 Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (1.50) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.239) – 1-for-2, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Gregory Polanco, CF (.333) – 1-for-3, 3B Game Notes: Eliecer Navarro made his debut with Altoona and picked up right where he left off with the Bradenton Marauders. Navarro gave up very few base runners, only allowed one run, and got zero run support to get a no decision. Alex Dickerson hit his sixth homer of the year in the seventh inning to give Altoona a 4-2 lead. Gregory Polanco is 6-for-18 with a triple in his five games in Double-A. Tonight’s triple was his first extra base hit.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Box Score Result: Jupiter 3, Bradenton 2 Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (0-7, 5.37) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Elias Diaz, C (.263) – 1-for-4, 2B Other Notable Performers: Alen Hanson, SS (.291) – 1-for-4, 3 K Game Notes: Alen Hanson had his 21st error of the year tonight, and his sixth error in his last eight games. His defense has struggled lately, although the offense has remained hot. Matt Benedict, Ryan Beckman, and Emmanuel De Leon combined for a 16:1 GO/AO ratio. The Marauders offense combined for five hits tonight. They should get a boost tomorrow with Stetson Allie joining the offense.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   West Virginia was off today for the SAL All-Star break.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Result: Mahoning Valley 7, Jamestown 6 Starting Pitcher: Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP (1.80) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jodaneli Carvajal, 2B (.333) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Elvis Escobar, RF (.417) – 1-for-5, 2B Harold Ramirez, LF (.308) – 2-for-4, BB Max Rossiter, C (.333) – 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBI Game Notes: Check out my 2013 Jamestown Jammers preview for information on all of the players on the roster. The Jammers had a 6-1 lead when Dovydas Neverauskas left the game after five innings. Neverauskas didn’t allow the run until two outs in the fifth inning, snapping a 22.2 inning scoreless streak to start the season for Jamestown. After that the Jammers bullpen allowed a run in each of the remaining innings, eventually losing in the bottom of the ninth due to poor control from Axel Diaz. Elvis Escobar picked up another hit, but also added two errors. Harold Ramirez had his second multi-hit game in three games this year.
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