Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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 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) – DNP 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (5-2, 2.48) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.286) - 0-for-2, BB 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.222) - 1-for-4 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.279) - 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 (.522) - 3-for-5 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.263) - DNP 11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.290) - DNP 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 (.235) - 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL 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) – DNP 19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.293) - 0-for-3, BB 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: Adrian Sampson, RHP (3-6, 5.66) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.235) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB Home Runs: Stetson Allie (2), Dan Gamache (2), JaCoby Jones (1)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Indianapolis had their game suspended in extra innings due to rain.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE    Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star break.   Stetson Allie hit his second homer of the year for Bradenton. A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS   Box Score Result: Palm Beach 4, Bradenton 2 Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (3-6, 5.66) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, 1B (.235) – 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB Other Notable Performers: Dan Gamache, 2B (.276) – 2-for-4, HR Game Notes: Stetson Allie hit his second homer since being promoted to Bradenton, spanning 68 at-bats. In his last ten games he is 9-for-37 (.243) with three doubles and two homers. In his last five games he has only struck out 23.5% of the time, with two homers in 17 at-bats. Hopefully that’s a trend that continues, as he has been striking out around 40% of the time on the season. Dan Gamache hit his second homer of the year. Gamache is more of a gap hitter, with 23 doubles on the year. Adrian Sampson gave up 11 runs in 9.2 innings over his last two starts, but bounced back tonight with a quality start. He has been hit hard this season, but he’s showing great control numbers, with a 33:5 K/BB ratio in 56.2 innings over his last ten starts.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER  West Virginia had their game suspended after three innings due to rain. The Power were up 3-0 and Luis Heredia threw three shutout innings.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS   Box Score Result: Jamestown 8, Hudson Valley 4 Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP (3.97) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: JaCoby Jones, CF (.406) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Adam Frazier, SS (.375) – 2-for-3, BB, 2 RBI Andrew Dennis, C (.250) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI Jeff Roy, LF (.250) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI, SB Cesar Lopez, RHP (2-1, 2.81) – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Cody Dickson made his fourth start. In that time he has a 3.97 ERA in 11.1 innings, with an impressive 18:5 K/BB ratio. He has given up five earned runs on the year, with four of them coming in one outing. JaCoby Jones hit his first pro homer, which was an inside the park home run. He is 13-for-32 with two doubles, two triples, and a homer so far. Adam Frazier is 9-for-24 this year, although all nine hits have been singles. Cesar Lopez has a 2.81 ERA in 16 innings this year, with a 15:4 K/BB ratio.   RK: GCL PIRATES    Box Score Result: Pirates 9, Blue Jays 8 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Rosario, RHP (6.14) – 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Reese McGuire, C (.522) – 3-for-5 Other Notable Performers: Luis Urena, DH (.298) – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB Danny Arribas, 1B (.225) – 3-for-4, BB Austin Meadows, CF (.222) – 1-for-4 Nick Buckner, RF (.286) – 1-for-3, BB Game Notes: Click here for my recap from the GCL game, which was my first look at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner.
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