Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 8/21/14
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 (4-3, 3.25) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.26) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.321) - 3-for-4, 2 2B 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.284) - 1-for-4, HR 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (UPDATE: Where Will Heredia Start the Year?) 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.272) - DNP 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) - Low-A DL (UPDATE: Barnes Returning Soon) 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 3.21) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-2, 3.34) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-4, 5.04) - DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.294) - DNP 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.311) - DNP 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.42) - In Majors 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – Low-A DL 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-2, 5.96) - 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 2.87) - 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 6 K, 0 HR 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 3.92) - 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: Andy Oliver, LHP (2.87) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Felix Pie, CF (.281) – 4-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI Home Runs: Lucas May (1), Willy Garcia (5), Alen Hanson (2)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   Box Score Result: Indianapolis 6, Columbus 2 Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (2.87) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Felix Pie, CF (.281) – 4-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Lucas May, C (.128) – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI Brett Carroll, LF (.256) – 2-for-5, 2B Josh Harrison, 2B (.298) – 2-for-5, 2B, SB Graham Godfrey, RHP (5-3, 3.77) – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR Game Notes: Indianapolis battled back from being down 2-1 in the eighth inning. Brett Carroll hit a double to tie the score at 2-2. The Indians then took the lead on a three run homer by Lucas May, his first of the year. A Josh Harrison double and a Felix Pie single added another insurance run. Andy Oliver gave up one run on four hits in six innings. He had control problems, walking six on the night, but also struck out six. Oliver threw 111 pitches, with 62 strikes. Graham Godfrey made his first appearance since being acquired by the Pirates, closing out the game over the final three innings and getting the win.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Altoona was off today.   Gregory Polanco had a three hit night. A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Box Score Result: Bradenton 5, Daytona 3 Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (5.96) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.321) – 3-for-4, 2 2B Other Notable Performers: Ryan Beckman, RHP (1-0, 9.00) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Willy Garcia, RF (.223) – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI Alen Hanson, SS (.284) – 1-for-4, HR Game Notes: Alen Hanson led off the first inning with a home run, his second of the year. With Bradenton down 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Willy Garcia hit a three run shot for his fifth homer of the year. Adrian Sampson had a very efficient start, needing just 78 pitches to get through seven innings. Ryan Beckman made his first appearance since going down with an elbow injury in his first outing of the year last year with Altoona. Gregory Polanco picked up two doubles, giving him 16 on the year.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER West Virginia was off today.
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