Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 5/23/13
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 (3-2, 3.75) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-5, 3.02) - DNP 3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.321) - 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB 4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.286) - 1-for-4, BB 5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training (Luis Heredia Close to Joining West Virginia) 6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.275) – 2-for-5, 3B, BB 7. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.220) - Low-A DL 8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (3-0, 2.31) - 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR 9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL 10. Nick Kingham, RHP, Bradenton (5-2, 3.42) - DNP 11. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (1-3, 6.08) - DNP 12. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.314) - DNP 13. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.304) - 0-for-2, BB 14. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) – 0-for-4 15. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Bradenton (2-1, 6.10) - 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR 16. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.63) – Triple-A DL 17. Andy Oliver, LHP, Indianapolis (3-2, 2.87) - DNP 18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Extended Spring Training 19. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Altoona (2-2, 3.35) - DNP 20. Jordy Mercer, SS, Indianapolis (.333) - In Majors   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 Glasnow, RHP (2.31) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.297) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI Home Runs: Alex Presley (4), Matt Hague (2), Stetson Allie (13)   AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS   Box Score Result: Indianapolis 7, Buffalo 3 Starting Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, RHP (4-2, 2.91) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Matt Hague, 1B (.297) – 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Mike Zagurski, LHP (2.18) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Alex Presley, CF (.276) – 1-for-4, HR, BB Felix Pie, LF (.277) – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB Game Notes: Brandon Cumpton now has a 2.91 ERA in 46.1 innings with Indianapolis, along with a 40:17 K/BB ratio. He also has a 2.76 GO/AO ratio at the level. Mike Zagurski struck out the side and now has 37 strikeouts in 20.2 innings this year. Ryan Reid gave up a one out home run in the sixth inning, snapping his scoreless innings streak at 25 innings. That falls just shy of Indianapolis Indians record set by RHP Scott Strickland who threw 25.2 consecutive shutout innings in 2006. Matt Hague hit his second homer of the year and Alex Presley hit his first to put Indianapolis up 3-0 in the first inning. Felix Pie stole two bases, giving him 18 on the year.   AA: ALTOONA CURVE   Altoona was suspended in the 7th inning. The game will be completed on June 4th.   A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS Box Score Result: Bradenton 12, Tampa 4 Starting Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, RHP (2-1, 6.10) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, 2B (.286) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB Other Notable Performers: Willy Garcia, RF (.224) – 2-for-5 Gregory Polanco, CF (.321) – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB Game Notes: Adrian Sampson gave up two unearned runs in the first inning after an Alen Hanson fielding error. It was Hanson’s first fielding related error since April 23rd. Sampson went on to throw four shutout innings after that, although he worked out of some damage along the way. Gregory Polanco stole his 19th base of the year.   Tyler Glasnow struck out a career high 12 batters. A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER Box Score Result: West Virginia 3, Lakewood 2 Starting Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, RHP (2.31) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Eric Wood, 3B (.296) – 3-for-6, RBI Other Notable Performers: Max Moroff, SS (.231) – 2-for-5, BB Jason Creasy, RHP (3.98) – 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Stetson Allie, DH (.329) – 1-for-4, HR, 2 BB Game Notes: Tyler Glasnow only needed 75 pitches to strike out 12 batters in five innings tonight. In his last five starts, Glasnow has given up six earned runs on eight hits and 12 walks in 24 innings, with 46 strikeouts. On the season he has a 2.31 ERA in 39 innings, with a 62:23 K/BB ratio. Stetson Allie hit his 13th homer of the year. West Virginia won in the 12th when Eric Wood singled in Josh Bell.
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