Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 9/15/14
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 (5-3, 2.91) – In Majors 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.65) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.313) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.278) - DNP 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (UPDATE: Where Will Heredia Start the Year?) 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.286) – 4-for-6, 2 2B, 2 BB 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.212) – 2-for-7, BB, SB 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-1, 2.92) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (6-3, 3.09) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 5.24) – DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.284) – 3-for-9, 2 2B 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.296) - 1-for-3, 2B, BB 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, 5.82) - DNP 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 3.27) - DNP 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.84) – 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 (5-4, 2.65) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.332) – 4-for-5, 2 2B, HR Home Runs: Brett Carroll (11), Stetson Allie (17)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS    Box Score Result: Indianapolis 10, Norfolk 5 Starting Pitcher: James McDonald, RHP (1-1, 7.45) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Brett Carroll, LF (.258) – 1-for-4, HR, 4 RBI Other Notable Performers: Josh Harrison, 2B (.299) – 2-for-4, 2B Tony Sanchez, C (.296) – 1-for-3, 2B, BB Game Notes: Brett Carroll hit a grand slam in the first inning for his 11th homer of the year, giving Indianapolis a 4-0 lead. They scored five in the second inning to take command of the game. James McDonald made a rehab start, throwing 89 pitches with 49 strikes. Based on previous pitchers, that would put McDonald 1-2 starts away from returning to the majors.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Altoona was postponed due to rain.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Bradenton was supposed to resume their suspended game today, and play a normal game. Both games were postponed. They will play a suspended game tomorrow, plus a seven inning game, then a double header Thursday.   Stetson Allie hit his 17th homer of the year. A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER   Game One Box Score Result: West Virginia 11, Delmarva 0 Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (5-4, 2.65) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, DH (.330) – 3-for-3, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB Other Notable Performers: Josh Bell, RF (.286) – 3-for-3, 2B, 2 BB Barrett Barnes, CF (.224) – 2-for-4, SB Walker Gourley, 1B (.339) – 3-for-4, SB, 2 RBI Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his 15th and 16th doubles of the year, and hit his 17th homer of the year. Joely Rodriguez has a 1.70 ERA in 53 innings over his last ten starts, with a 42:12 K/BB ratio. Game Two Box Score Result: Delmarva 5, West Virginia 4 Starting Pitcher: Jason Creasy, RHP (4.01) – 3.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.284) – 2-for-4, 2B Other Notable Performers: Josh Bell, DH (.286) – 1-for-3, 2B Stetson Allie, 1B (.332) – 1-for-2 Game Notes: Stetson Allie combined to go 4-for-5 on the day. Prior to these two games he was in a bit of a slump, going 5-for-26 in his last eight games. Josh Bell went 4-for-6 with two doubles and two walks. Bell hasn’t been in a slump, and is now 9-for-18 with three doubles over his last five games.  He also has just four strikeouts in 38 at-bats over his last ten games.
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