Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 7/8/13
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 (3-6, 2.94) – DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.295) – 1-for-5 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-2, 2.69) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.288) – 0-for-3, BB, SB 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.000) – DNP 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.282) - DNP 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-2, 3.86) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-1, 1.93) –  DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.533) – 1-for-4 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.267) - DNP 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.295) - 2-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI 12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.239) – DNP 13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.210) - 0-for-4 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL (UPDATE 6/22) 16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.89) - DNP 17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.48) - DNP 18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (1-2, 1.97) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.280) – 1-for-6, BB, SB 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: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (0-3, 2.42) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, RF (.298) – 3-for-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI Home Runs: None   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Box Score Result: Indianapolis 8, Columbus 3 Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3.69) – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Top Hitter:  Andrew Lambo, RF (.298) – 3-for-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Josh Harrison, SS (.317) – 2-for-6, 2B Jerry Sands, RF (.199) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB Tony Sanchez, C (.295) – 2-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI Alex Presley, DH (.293) – 3-for-5, BB, RBI Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton got the start today, coming off his third start for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He threw five scoreless inning, before leaving with the bases loaded in the sixth. Ryan Reid, also making his first appearance since being sent down from the Pirates, followed Cumpton and allowed two of the runs to score. He also gave up a run of his own in the seventh inning. Jose Contreras followed with two scoreless innings, sending the game into extra innings. Vic Black picked up the win with two scoreless innings, striking out three batters. Indianapolis scored five runs in the 12th inning, though it comes with the caveat that they all came off catcher Omir Santos. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Indianapolis had a total of 16 hits, seven of them were doubles. Josh Harrison hit his 29th double, Tony Sanchez hit his 25th double. Jerry Sands returned from the disabled list, while both Chase d’Arnaud and Brett Carroll were placed on the DL.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Box Score Result: Erie 7, Altoona 6 Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (3.63) – 6.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, RF (.263) – 3-for-4, 2B, RBI Other Notable Performers: Gregory Polanco, CF (.295) – 1-for-5 Mel Rojas, LF (.266) – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, SB Game Notes: David Bromberg came into today’s game averaging more than a strikeout per inning, but in 6.2 innings, he failed to record a single strikeout. He left the game with the score tied 3-3, giving way to Zack Thornton, who allowed both inherited runners to score. Altoona scored three runs in the eighth inning to tie the game, only to lose the lead in the top of the ninth with Luis Sanz on the mound. Kelson Brown and Drew Maggi each had two RBI’s at the bottom of the lineup. Mel Rojas reached base three times. In his last ten games, he is hitting .351, with a .918 OPS. Alex Dickerson had three hits and an RBI. In his last nine games, he is hitting .417, with nine RBI’s. Altoona now goes on their All-Star break, resuming play on Thursday. They currently have a 39-50 record, the worst record in their division. Joely Rodriguez had a strong seven inning outing tonight   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Box Score Result: Charlotte 1, Bradenton 0 Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (0-3, 2.42) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR Top Hitter: Elias Diaz, C (.243) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Alen Hanson, SS (.288) – 0-for-3, BB, SB Willy Garcia, RF (.252) – 1-for-4 Game Notes: Joely Rodriguez pitched a great today, but took the loss as Bradenton was unable to put a single run on the board. The only run Rodriguez allowed, came on a third inning home run. It was his longest outing since joining Bradenton and the first time he struck out more than two batters in a game since joining the Marauders three weeks ago. Zac Fuesser finished off the game with two scoreless innings. The Bradenton offense had four hits, two doubles, four walks and they stole three bases. Alen Hanson picked up his 21st stolen base and Benji Gonzalez swiped his 18th bag. The Marauders went 0-for-7 at the plate with runners in scoring position.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  West Virginia was off today.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Game One Result: Batavia 5, Jamestown 4 Starting Pitcher: Isaac Sanchez, RHP (3.50) – 8.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Francisco Aponte (.250) – 2-for-2, 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Harold Ramirez, CF (.216) – 0-for-4 Elvis Escobar, RF (.282) – 2-for-5, RBI, SB Edwin Espinal, 1B (.300) – 1-for-4, RBI Game Notes: This game was the completion of a June 27th suspended game. Both teams ended up restarting the game with the same pitchers that originally started the game. Isaac Sanchez gave up four first inning runs 11 days ago. He followed that up with seven shutout innings split over the two days. Kevin Kleis threw the ninth and took the loss. Francisco Aponte had the best day at the plate for Jamestown, reaching base all three times and scoring two runs. He wasn’t in the original starting lineup though, replacing Jimmy Rider, who was promoted to West Virginia recently. The averages above for each player reflect their records through games played up to and including June 27th.    Box Score Game Two Result: Batavia 2, Jamestown 1 Starting Pitcher: Shane Carle, RHP (3.60) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:  Edwin Espinal, 1B (.318) – 1-for-3, RBI Other Notable Performers: Harold Ramirez, RF (.280) – 1-for-2, BB, SB JaCoby Jones, CF (.435) – 1-for-3 Jin-De Jhang, C (.333) – 1-for-3 Game Notes: This game was the regularly scheduled game for today, cut down to seven innings due to the doubleheader. Shane Carle, the tenth round draft pick from this year, went five innings for the first time. He allowed four singles, no walks and the run was unearned. The Jammers went to Axel Diaz for the sixth inning and he gave up the eventual game-winning run. Jamestown had six hits on the night, and just like Batavia, all their hits were singles. JaCoby Jones is 10-for-19 in his last four games, after going hitless in his debut. He broke a string of four straight games with an RBI. RK: GCL PIRATES    Box Score Result: Yankees1 7, Pirates 5 in 10 innings Starting Pitcher: Cesilio Pimentel, LHP (1.86) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Luis Urena, RF (.296) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB Other Notable Performers: Reese McGuire, C (.533) – 1-for-4 Trae Arbet, SS (.121) – 1-for-4, 3B Game Notes: The Pirates lost 7-5 in ten innings, with reliever Luis Campos picking up his first loss of the season. The defense hurt the Pirates, with five errors leading to three unearned runs. Reese McGuire caught his second pro game and made two throwing errors. He had a single in four trips to the plate and was replaced on defense in the top of the eighth inning. Luis Urena drove in two runs and stole his first base of the year. Trae Arbet hit his first career triple. He had gone three straight games without a hit prior to today. Arbet also committed his fifth error of the season. Henry Hirsch pitched the fourth inning for the Pirates, allowing one hit and picking up a strikeout. It was the pro debut for the 22nd round draft pick from this year.
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