Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 4/25/13
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 (1-1, 2.76) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 2.63) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.347) -  2-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, BB 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.267) - 3-for-5, 2 Runs, 2 RBI 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.282) - 1-for-4, RBI 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.167) - 0-for-5 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 2.40) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) - Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (1-2, 3.92) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-1, 3.50) - DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.268) - 1-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.260) - 0-for-3, BB 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.69) – DNP 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.207) - 3-for-4, 2B 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 4.86) - 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 2.92) - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.76) - DNP 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 0.39) - 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: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (4.68) – 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.348) - 2-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, BB Home Runs: Max Moroff (2)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  Liriano had his longest outing of his rehab stint so far Box Score Result: Indianapolis 5, Lehigh Valley 1 Starting Pitcher: Francisco Liriano, LHP (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jordy Mercer, SS (.329) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Josh Harrison, 2B (.308) – 2-for-3, 2 Runs, BB Alex Presley, CF (.361)- 2-for-4, 3 Runs, BB Vic Black, RHP (2.92) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Francisco Liriano threw strong five innings, allowing just a first inning run, to go along with eight strikeouts as he works his way back to the majors. This was his third rehab start and the first time he went five innings. In his first start, he threw three perfect innings for Bradenton, but he lasted just 2.2 innings for Altoona is his last game. Liriano threw 79 pitches on the night, 52 went for strikes. Brooks Brown, Mike Zagurski and Vic Black combined for four shutout innings in relief. Alex Presley and Josh Harrison, at the top of the order, scored all five runs for Indianapolis.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE  Altoona was off today   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result:  Bradenton 9, St Lucie 1 Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (4.86) – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.347) – 2-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, BB Other Notable Performers: Alen Hanson, SS (.267) – 3-for-5, 2 Runs, 2 RBI Jose Osuna, 1B (.264) – 1-for-4, RBI Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP (5.06) – 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Gregory Polanco drove in four runs and Alen Hanson drove in a pair, as the Marauders scored six runs in the seventh inning to run away with a 9-1 victory over St Lucie. Polanco has 14 hits over the last nine games, while Hanson has reached base 12 times in the last six games. Five players in the Bradenton lineup had two or more hits in the game and only Willy Garcia didn’t reach base. Adrian Sampson had a strong start to his game, something that he has had trouble with this season. The only run scored off him came after he left the game. Despite giving up the inherited run, Zack Von Rosenberg had his first scoreless outing of the season.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: West Virginia 7, Charleston 0 Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (4.68) – 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Wyatt Mathisen, C (.207) – 3-for-4, 2B Other Notable Performers: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.268) – 1-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI Ryan Hafner, RHP (4.80) – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Game Notes: After having his worst outing of the season six days ago, Joely Rodriguez had his best outing of the season, limiting Charleston to four singles and a walk over 5.1 innings. Ryan Hafner followed him with 1.2 scoreless innings, recording three of those outs by strikeout. Kyle Haynes threw the last two innings, giving up a single and a walk. Both Rodriguez and Hafner hit two batters apiece. Wyatt Mathisen had three hits after going hitless four games in a row. Immediately prior to that streak, he had a three hit and a two hit game. Josh Bell drove in his 25th run with a second inning sacrifice fly. Stetson Allie left the game after lining out in the second inning. The start of the game was delayed over an hour due to rain.
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