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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 (3-1, 2.55) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 2.82) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.311) - 4-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SB 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.267) – 0-for-1 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.289) – 0-for-3, BB 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) - Low-A DL 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-0, 1.80) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (4-2, 3.79) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-3, 5.50) - 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.321) - 4-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI, SB 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.308) – 1-for-3, 2B 14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.176) – DNP 15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (1-0, 5.85) - DNP 16. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.66) – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR 17. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-1, 2.61) – DNP 18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 19. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 2.89) - DNP 20. Jordy Mercer, SS, Indianapolis (.333) - In Majors   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: Casey Sadler, RHP (5-3, 2.79) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.321) – 4-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI, SB Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham (6), Dilson Herrera (4), Willy Garcia (3), Jared Goedert (3)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   Box Score Result: Indianapolis 2, Buffalo 1 Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3-2, 2.83) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jerry Sands, RF (.167) – 2-for-3, 3B, RBI Other Notable Performers: Tony Sanchez, C (.308) – 1-for-3, 2B Felix Pie, CF (.263) – 2-for-4, 2B Vic Black, RHP (2.66) – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton threw six solid innings, allowing just one unearned run. He has given up just six earned runs over his last five starts. Mike Zagurski picked up the win with 1.1 scoreless innings and Vic Black notched his 11th save. Although it doesn’t sound like much, Jerry Sands is hitting .250 with five walks in his last nine games, a strong improvement over his very slow month long start to the season. Tony Sanchez hit his 11th double of the season, seventh in his last ten games. He is hitting .394 in May, with an 1.156 OPS.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE   Box Score Result: Altoona 2, Richmond 1 Starting Pitcher: Casey Sadler, RHP (5-3, 2.79) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, 2B (.220) – 1-for-4, HR Other Notable Performers: Andrew Lambo, 1B (.294) – 1-for-3, BB Game Notes: Casey Sadler continued his efficient pitching this season, going at least seven innings for the sixth time in his last seven starts. The impressive part about tonight’s game is that this is the third time he has faced Richmond already and in his last game against them, he allowed five runs. Sadler threw 91 pitches, 52 for strikes. He got eight outs on groundballs and now has a 2.15 GO/AO ratio on the year. Jhonathan Ramos and Jason Townsend finished out the game with an inning apiece. Townsend picked up the save, though he did allow the only run. Altoona had five hits on the night, with Cunningham’s homer being the only extra base hit.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Bradenton 5, St Lucie 4 Starting Pitcher: Zack Dodson, LHP (0-1, 3.06) – 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, CF (.311) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SB Other Notable Performers: Willy Garcia, RF (.234) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI Chase d’Arnaud, SS (.333) – 2-for-3, 3B, RBI, BB Game Notes: Bradenton took an early 3-0 lead behind the pitching of Zack Dodson, but they needed an eighth inning game tying homer from Willy Garcia and then a walk-off bases loaded single in the ninth by Garcia to win it. Chase d’Arnaud played his second rehab game for Bradenton. After going hitless last night, he reached base three times tonight, scoring two runs. Gregory Polanco had a four hit night to break a recent 2-for-19 slump. He now has 15 stolen bases on the season. There was ugly fielding in the game from both sides accounting for a total of seven errors. Dan Gamache committed his tenth error, while Alen Hanson made his 14th of the year after replacing d’Arnaud late in the game. Dilson Herrera raised his average to .321 tonight   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: West Virginia 3, Lexington 1 Starting Pitcher: Clay Holmes, RHP (1-3, 5.50) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.321) – 4-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI, SB Other Notable Performers: Ryan Hafner, RHP (3.65) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Stetson Allie, 1B (.306) – 1-for-4, RBI Game Notes: Clay Holmes made his return from a minor ankle injury, which pushed his start back four days, and he ended up pitching one-hit ball through five innings. Holmes still had some control issues, but it didn’t hurt him like it has in his previous starts. He struck out five batters, one more than he was able to strike out in his last three starts combined. Bryton Trepagnier and Ryan Hafner finished off the game with two shutout innings apiece. Lexington had just two hits total in the game. Everyone in the West Virginia lineup reached base at least once. Dilson Herrera has at least two hits in five straight games, 13 total hits over that span. He also has a seven game hitting streak.
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