Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 7/24/13
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 mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (4-7, 3.76) – DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.268) - 2-for-4, 2B, BB, SB 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (7-2, 2.27) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.279) - DNP 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.250) - 2-for-5, BB 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.283) - DNP 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-2, 2.89) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (2-2, 4.21) - DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.431) - 4-for-6, 2B, SB 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.264) - DNP 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.291) - DNP 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) – DNP 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.252) - 0-for-3, BB 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (3-5, 4.69) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-2, 2.74) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 2.31) - In Majors 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.333) - 2-for-4, SB 20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-1, 1.80) - 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: David Bromberg, RHP (3.71) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.215) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (15), Carlos Mesa (7), Michael Fransoso (1)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS     Indianapolis plays tonight at 7:15 PM. This section will be updated at the conclusion of the game.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Box Score Result: Altoona 4, Trenton 2 Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.71) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.215) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Gregory Polanco, CF (.268) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, SB Alex Dickerson, RF (.288) – 2-for-4 Kenn Kasparek, RHP (4-2, 4.17) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Jarek Cunningham hit his 14th double and his 15th homer of the year. The home run matches his career high, set in 2011 with Bradenton. Cunningham hit his 15 in 310 at-bats that year, adding 23 doubles. He has 15 homers and 14 doubles in 335 at-bats this year, up from six homers and 19 doubles in 359 at-bats last year. Gregory Polanco was 5-for-25 with one double in his previous nine games. Alex Dickerson has a .447/.462/.789 line in 38 at-bats in his last ten games.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Box Score Result: Lakeland 8, Bradenton 1 Starting Pitcher: Robby Rowland, RHP (3-9, 5.19) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Carlos Mesa, LF (.224) – 1-for-4, HR Other Notable Performers: Junior Sosa, CF (.231) – 1-for-3, 2B Game Notes: Carlos Mesa hit his seventh homer of the year for the Marauders. His homer was the only run the Marauders scored, and they only had four hits on the day. Robby Rowland has been struggling with a 7.17 ERA in 21.1 innings this month. He had a decent month of June with a 4.18 ERA in 23.2 innings.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   West Virginia was off today.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Result: Jamestown 9, Batavia 7 Starting Pitcher: Jackson Lodge, LHP (3.97) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, 2B (.313) – 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, BB, SB Other Notable Performers: Harold Ramirez, CF (.333) – 2-for-4, SB Jin-De Jhang, C (.307) – 1-for-3, 2 BB Game Notes: Jackson Lodge tied for the best start in the system last week, and has been strong in the rotation this season. He struggled today, giving up four runs in three innings. Michael Fransoso hit his first pro homer in the ninth inning. Jamestown scored seven in the ninth inning, capped off by Fransoso’s homer. Harold Ramirez picked up two more hits. He has a .410/.468/.590 line in 83 at-bats this month. He also stole his 13th base of the year.   Reese McGuire had four hits today. RK: GCL PIRATES    Box Score Result: Pirates 8, Yankees 6 Starting Pitcher: Jon Sandfort, RHP (4.00) – 2.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Danny Arribas, 1B (.280) – 3-for-5, 2 3B Other Notable Performers: Reese McGuire, C (.431) – 4-for-6, 2B, SB Austin Meadows, CF (.250) – 2-for-5, BB Ulises Montilla, 2B (.342) – 3-for-4, 2B, BB, 2 RBI Nick Buckner, RF (.186) – 3-for-6, SB, 3 K Melvin Del Rosario, LHP (4.09) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Reese McGuire picked up four more hits today. He has a .431/.486/.569 line in 65 at-bats so far, with hits in 14 of his 16 games. He has also reached base safely in every game, and has good plate patience skills with a 6:5 BB/K ratio. Austin Meadows continues to hit. In his last ten games he has a .308/.400/.590 line in 39 at-bats, with four doubles, two triples, and a homer. He went 1-for-13 in his first three games. Ulises Montilla has a .342/.438/.532 line in 79 at-bats, with 13 doubles and a triple. He also has a 14:14 BB/K ratio.
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