Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 (0-1, 6.00) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 1.64) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.268) - 0-for-5, SB 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.191) - 0-for-4, 3 K 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.293) - DNP 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, Extended Spring Training 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 0.00) - DNP 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 9.00) - Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (0-2, 6.52) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 4.15) - DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.333) - 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, SB 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.238) - 3-for-3, 2B, BB 14. Bryan Morris, RHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 0.00) – In Majors 15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.167) – 2-for-5 16. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (0-0, 6.43) - DNP 17. Victor Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 4.26) - DNP 18. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (0-0, 2.93) - 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR 19. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 20. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (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: Tyler Waldron, RHP (0-2, 4.50) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.238) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB Home Runs: Brett Carroll (3), Jared Goedert (1), Andy Vasquez (1), Jose Osuna (1), Raul Fortunato (2)   Tony Sanchez had three singles and a walk today. AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS  Box Score Result: Indianapolis 12, Columbus 7 Starting Pitcher: Andy Oliver, LHP (2.93) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, C (.238) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Brett Carroll, DH (.400) – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI Jared Goedert, 3B (.321) – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI Tim Alderson, RHP (1-0, 2.45) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Game Notes: Andy Oliver was cruising until the fourth inning. He had good control and was throwing in the mid-90s, but the control escaped him in the 4th and he combined for five runs in his final 1.1 innings. Tim Alderson stranded two runners in his debut at Triple-A this season. Alderson later gave up a run in his fourth inning of work. Tony Sanchez wasn’t the scheduled starter, but came in after Brian Jeroloman was ejected. Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. Brett Carroll hit his third homer of the year, and Jared Goedert hit his first.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE  Box Score Result: Harrisburg 4, Altoona 2 Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (0-2, 4.50) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Andy Vasquez, CF (.167) – 2-for-5, HR Other Notable Performers: Charles Cutler, C (.333) – 3-for-4, SB Game Notes: Tyler Waldron had a better start this time around. Last time he gave up four runs in six innings. He cut that down with two runs in six innings this time through. Charlie Cutler had a three hit day, with a stolen base. Andy Vasquez hit his first homer of the year.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: St. Lucie 8, Bradenton 2 Starting Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, LHP (0-3, 4.38) – 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, 1B (.211) – 2-for-4, HR Other Notable Performers: Dan Gamache, DH (.324) – 3-for-4, 2B Eric Avila, 3B (.100) – 2-for-4, 2B Game Notes: Jose Osuna hit his first homer of the year, which was a good sign. Osuna hadn’t been making strong contact that much early in the season. His single was also struck hard. Dan Gamache has looked poor defensively this year, but he’s been hitting well and hitting to both gaps. Eric Avila did well offensively, but didn’t look good on the field. He didn’t have any errors, but had a few plays that probably should have been made. Alen Hanson had three errors on the day, all on routine plays.   A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result:  West Virginia 12, Asheville 7 Starting Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, LHP (6.00) – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Raul Fortunato, CF (.366) – 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI Other Notable Performers Stetson Allie, 1B (.396) – 3-for-3, 2B, BB, SB Dilson Herrera, 2B (.333) – 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, SB Game Notes: Raul Fortunato homered for the second game in a row, and extended his hitting streak to nine games. I mentioned yesterday how Fortunato had a 36 game hitting streak two years ago in the DSL. He looked like a promising international prospect last year, but didn’t get a chance to break out. He’s a potential five tool guy with some power potential. It’s good to see him hitting so far in full season ball, but also good to see a bit of power. Stetson Allie also extended his hitting streak to nine games. Allie went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk, raising his early season average to .396 and his OPS to 1.236.
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