Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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 (2-1, 2.23) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 2.82) - 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.303) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.259) – DNP 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.299) - 2-for-3, BB 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) - Low-A DL 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-0, 1.80) - 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 0 HR 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (4-2, 2.95) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 6.10) – DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.288) - 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, SB 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.269) - DNP 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 1.42) – In Majors 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.181) – 0-for-3, BB 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.26) - DNP 17. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.57) – DNP 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-1, 2.70) - DNP 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 1.99) - 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:  Jameson Taillon, RHP (2.82) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.288) – 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, SB Home Runs: Brett Carroll (5), Dilson Herrera (3)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   Box Score Result: Indianapolis 8, Toledo 2 Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (3-2, 3.31) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Josh Harrison, SS (.310) – 3-for-5, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Matt Hague, 1B (.309) – 2-for-4, 3B Brett Carroll, LF (.258) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI Jerry Sands, RF (.164) – 2-for-4, 2B Ivan De Jesus, 2B (.325) – 2-for-3, BB, SB Game Notes: On the season, Brandon Cumpton has a 3.31 ERA in 35.1 innings, with a 29:11 K/BB ratio. He had a really bad first start, but has been excellent ever since, with a very surprising 27:8 K/BB ratio in 30 innings. The big thing is that Cumpton’s sinker is working, leading to a 2.70 GO/AO ratio. Jared Hughes closed out the game with a perfect inning, striking out two.Brett Carroll hit his fifth homer of the year. Josh Harrison has a .310/.406/.391 line in 87 at-bats with Indianapolis.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE   Box Score Result: Altoona 2, Richmond 1 Starting Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, RHP (2.82) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Neil Walker, 2B (.417) – 2-for-3, BB Other Notable Performers: Gift Ngoepe, SS (.152) – 1-for-3, 2B Game Notes: Jameson Taillon had a few rough outings recently, giving up 12 earned runs in 20.2 innings over his last four starts. He got back on track today with six shutout innings and eight strikeouts. On the season he has a 2.82 ERA in 44.2 innings, with a 47:16 K/BB ratio. Neil Walker picked up two hits for Altoona today, and seems like a guy who could make the jump to the majors and help out in Pittsburgh this year. John Eshleman will have a report on the game later tonight. A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Bradenton was off today.   Tyler Glasnow has 26 strikeouts in 15 innings over his last three starts. A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: West Virginia 6, Lexington 2 Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (3-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.288) – 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, SB Other Notable Performers: Josh Bell, RF (.299) – 2-for-3, BB Ryan Hafner, RHP (3.97) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Game Notes: One start after striking out ten batters in five innings, Tyler Glasnow struck out nine in five innings. On the season he has a 1.80 ERA in 30 innings, with a 42:19 K/BB ratio. In his last three starts he has given up two earned runs and five hits in 15 innings, with a 26:8 K/BB ratio. Dilson Herrera hit his third homer of the year, and stole his fifth base. On the season he has a .288/.353/.449 line in 118 at-bats. Josh Bell has a .299/.359/.518 line in 137 at-bats this year. Stetson Allie went 0-for-4 and is now 2-for-18 in his last six games, and hitting for a .226/.400/.290 line in 31 at-bats in his last ten games.
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