Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 5/15/13
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) - 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 2.82) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.303) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.264) - 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.292) - 0-for-3 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) - 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-2, 6.10) – Low-A DL 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.299) - 2-for-4 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.294) - 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI 14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.184) – DNP 15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (1-0, 5.85) - DNP 16. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.57) – DNP 17. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-1, 2.70) - DNP 18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 19. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-0, 1.99) - DNP 20. Jordy Mercer, SS, Indianapolis (.333) - 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 (2-3, 3.14) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.294) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI Home Runs: Tony Sanchez (3), Alen Hanson (1)   Tony Sanchez hit his third homer of the year tonight. AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   Box Score Result: Indianapolis 10, Buffalo 4 Starting Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, RHP (3-1, 2.55) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.294) – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI Other Notable Performers: Josh Harrison, SS (.316) – 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB Alex Presley, DH (.275) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB Felix Pie, CF (.226) – 2-for-4, BB, SB Brett Carroll, LF (.276) – 2-for-5, 2B Game Notes: Gerrit Cole had trouble with the long ball tonight, giving up three solo homers. Cole had given up one homer in 36.1 innings coming into this game. One positive is that he only walked one, and has five walks in 19 innings in his last three starts, after 15 walks in 23.1 innings in his first five starts. Tony Sanchez hit his third homer of the year. He also hit a double for the fifth straight game. Sanchez now has a double in seven of his last nine games. After today’s game, Sanchez has a .294/.400/.518 line, and a .224 ISO.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE   Box Score Result: Altoona 5, Trenton 3 Starting Pitcher: Luis Sanz, RHP (2-1, 3.63) – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Carlos Paulino, C (.186) – 2-for-2, 2 BB Other Notable Performers: Andrew Lambo, 1B (.299) – 2-for-5 Adalberto Santos, 3B (.303) – 1-for-4, 3B Game Notes: Adalberto Santos started the season with 19 games in a row where he reached base safely. He went three games in a row where he didn’t reach base before tonight. Tonight he got back on track with a triple. Andrew Lambo keeps hitting, and now has a .299/.357/.518 line in 137 at-bats. In the month of May he has a .326/.375/.651 line in 43 at-bats.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Bradenton 8, Clearwater 7 Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP (3.79) – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, SS (.264) – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB Other Notable Performers: Benji Gonzalez, 3B (.292) – 4-for-4, 2B, BB Jose Osuna, 1B (.264) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, SB Game Notes: Alen Hanson hit his first homer of the year tonight, with the homer coming at a key moment. Hanson led off the top of the ninth inning with a solo shot, giving the Marauders an 8-7 lead, which eventually was enough to win. He also added his sixth double of the season. Benji Gonzalez went 4-for-4 on the night, and is now hitting for a .292/.370/.407 line. Nick Kingham had his worst start of the year, being removed in the first inning after reaching a single inning pitch limit.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: Hickory 2, West Virginia 1 Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (2-3, 3.14) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.297) – 2-for-4 Other Notable Performers: Dilson Herrera, 2B (.299) – 2-for-4 Game Notes: Joely Rodriguez has given up two earned runs in 23.1 innings over his last four starts, with a 20:3 K/BB ratio. On the season he has a 3.14 ERA in 43 innings, with a 36:12 K/BB ratio. Rodriguez is also getting a lot of ground balls, with a 2.19 GO/AO ratio. Josh Bell and Stetson Allie each went 0-for-3, but Dilson Herrera continued his hitting, going 2-for-4. It was the fourth straight game that Herrera had multiple hits.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Paul George is second-best Eastern Conference player again

Five unsung heroes Patriots fans should be thankful for

Auburn legend Bo Jackson using Heisman vote for Alabama star

Gronk: Tom Brady doesn't age, seems like he's in his 20s

Cam Newton says Greg Hardy was a 'great teammate'

Ohio State plans to end Mirror Lake jump tradition after death


WATCH: Jason Kidd ejected for swiping ball out of ref's hands

Brad Stevens: Celtics had 'real conversations' after loss to Hawks

Les Miles unsure about his future at LSU

Saban will not rule out Kenyan Drake for Iron Bowl

Andre Drummond responds to Khris Middleton saying he doesn’t like contact

Lacking Jazz: Why Utah’s offense has struggled this season

Lion cub at San Antonio Zoo takes swipe at Tony Parker

LeBron James, James Jones lead players-only meeting after loss

Brady: Few have more respect for Peyton Manning than me

WATCH: Marcus Foligno flips Carter Hutton

Blaine Gabbert was only person at his press conference

Report: Alabama DC Kirby Smart a front-runner for South Carolina job

Kristaps Porzingis really wants to meet Turtle from ‘Entourage’

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

WATCH: Ref injures Yakupov's leg by pulling him down

Ryan Fitzpatrick shaves beard to ‘switch up the mojo’

Bedlam is bigger than ever, but which team will be better than ever?

5 outrageous predictions for Week 12 of the NFL season

How the Detroit Lions became the face of football on Thanksgiving Day

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

Top 10 matchups for Week 12 of the NFL season

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 CFB season

Gronk: Takes mental toughness not to overeat on Thanksgiving

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker