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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 mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 4.50) – DNP 2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.280) – 0-for-4 3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (8-3, 2.40) – DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona (.186) - 1-for-4 5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.316) - 1-for-3, 2B 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.285) - 0-for-5, 3 K 7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (3-3, 3.06) - DNP 8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (4-3, 3.42) - DNP 9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.310) - 0-for-2, BB 10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.264) - 1-for-4, BB, SB 11. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.261) - Low-A DL 12. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) - Triple-A DL 13. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.224) - 0-for-4, 3 K 14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, Jamestown (.667) - 2-for-3, 2 RBI 15. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (5-6, 4.09) - DNP 16. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (2-5, 3.03) - 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (3-3, 2.27) - 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR 18. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.299) – 0-for-4 19. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-2, 3.18) - DNP 20. Jin-De Jhang, C, Jamestown (.297) - 2-for-4, 2 2B   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: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (3.03) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Luis Urena, LF (.167) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B Home Runs: Dan Gamache (4), Edwin Espinal (2)   Stolmy Pimentel threw seven shutout innings tonight. AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Box Score Result: Syracuse 3, Indianapolis 2 Starting Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, RHP (3.03) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jared Goedert, 3B (.238) – 2-for-4, 2B Other Notable Performers: Lucas May, C (.198) – 2-for-4 Kyle Farnsworth, RHP (16.20) – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Vic Black, RHP (3-3, 2.27) – 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Game Notes: Stolmy Pimentel had another great start tonight, throwing seven shutout innings. It was the tenth start in a row that Pimentel has gone 6+ innings for Indianapolis, and he has given up three or fewer earned runs in seven of those outings. This was also his second best start of the year, Altoona starts included, with his best being eight shutout innings on July 12th. Indianapolis carried a lead into the eighth inning until Kyle Farnsworth gave up two runs. Farnsworth has now given up three earned runs in 1.2 innings over two appearances. Vic Black got the loss, giving up a walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE  Box Score Result: Reading 2, Altoona 0 Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, RHP (6-10, 3.17) – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Travis Snider, RF (.333) – 1-for-3 Other Notable Performers: Alen Hanson, SS (.186) – 1-for-4 Game Notes: Altoona Loses Pitcher’s Duel Against Reading.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Bradenton 3, Jupiter 1 Starting Pitcher: Pat Ludwig, RHP (2-2, 4.26) – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.266) – 1-for-3, HR, BB Other Notable Performers: Willy Garcia, RF (.263) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI Elias Diaz, C (.278) – 2-for-3 Ashley Ponce, 3B (.268) – 2-for-3 Game Notes: Pat Ludwig Follows Up Pitcher of the Week Honors With Another Gem.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: Charleston 3, West Virginia 2 Starting Pitcher: John Kuchno, RHP (3.99) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Luis Urena, LF (.167) – 2-for-4, 2B, 3B Other Notable Performers: Francisco Diaz, C (.249) – 2-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI Dilson Herrera, 2B (.264) – 1-for-4, BB, SB Game Notes: Dilson Herrera extended his modest hitting streak to four games. He also stole his 11th base of the year. Luis Urena picked up his third double and his first triple in West Virginia, spanning 72 at-bats. He only has a .167 average, but is showing some power with a .152 ISO. He also has 39 strikeouts in those 72 at-bats, which sums up his career. He shows some impressive power with flashes of dominant hitting, but his lack of plate patience will hold him back. John Kuchno continued his impressive run in the second half of West Virginia’s season. He has a 3.51 ERA in 59 innings over 11 starts, with a 39:16 K/BB ratio.   A-: JAMESTOWN JAMMERS Box Score Result: Jamestown 4, Mahoning Valley 2 Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP (2.23) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal, 1B (.299) – 1-for-4, HR Other Notable Performers: Jin-De Jhang, DH (.297) – 2-for-4, 2 2B Wyatt Mathisen, C (.667) – 2-for-3, 2 RBI Game Notes: Edwin Espinal hit his second homer of the season, and his second in as many days. He extended his hitting streak to ten games, hitting for a .417/.425/.667 line in 36 at-bats over that span. Wyatt Mathisen added two more hits, and is now 4-for-6 in two appearances with Jamestown. Jin-De Jhang followed up his two home run game on Monday with a two double game today, giving him eight on the season. Jhang now has five multi-hit games in his last seven games, and is hitting for a .325/.325/.525 line in 40 at-bats over his last ten games.   RK: GCL PIRATES Box Score Result: Pirates 4, Yankees 0 Starting Pitcher: Billy Roth, RHP (1.13) – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Ulises Montilla, 2B (.280) – 2-for-4 Other Notable Performers: Austin Meadows, CF (.316) – 1-for-3, 2B Yhonathan Barrios, RHP (1.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Game Notes: GCL Notes: First Looks at Pitchers Billy Roth and Yhonathan Barrios.
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