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 (Tony Sanchez #11, Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot. Removing these guys doesn’t mean they have lost prospect status. It is just an attempt to get 20 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from the 2014 Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.
1. Gregory Polanco, CF, Indianapolis - 1-for-4, 2B
4. Alen Hanson, SS, Altoona - DNP
5. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona - DNP
6. Reese McGuire, C, West Virginia - DNP
7. Josh Bell, RF, Bradenton - DNP
10. Andrew Lambo, 1B, Indianapolis - 0-for-2, BB
11. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, Altoona - DNP
12. Blake Taylor, LHP, Extended Spring Training - DNP
13. Cody Dickson, LHP, West Virginia - DNP
15. JaCoby Jones, SS, West Virginia - DNP
16. Michael De La Cruz, OF, Extended Spring Training - DNP
17. Wyatt Mathisen, 3B, West Virginia - DNP
18. Jin-De Jhang, C, Bradenton - DNP
19. Brandon Cumpton, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP
20. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - DNP
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Top Hitter: Chris McGuiness, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B, R
Home Runs: None
AAA: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS
Result: Louisville 5, Indianapolis 1
Starting Pitcher: Jake Brigham, RHP – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Top Hitter: Chris McGuiness, 1B - 1-for-3, 2B, R
Other Notable Performers:
Gregory Polanco, RF – 1-for-4, 2B
Andrew Lambo, LF – 0-for-2, BB
Game Notes: If starter Jake Brigham could only forget about the second inning, he would be in good shape. In the frame, Brigham allowed four of his five runs and four of his five hits. The Louisville rally was made entirely with two outs.
Andy Oliver put together another strong performance out of the bullpen with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. However, Oliver was forced to pitch around some trouble, as he allowed three hits and walked a hitter.
Indianapolis was only able to tally two hits – doubles to right field by Gregory Polanco and Chris McGuiness. – Ryan Palencer
*Tony Sanchez played his first game for Indianapolis since being sent down to AAA following the return of Chris Stewart to the Pirates.
*Andrew Lambo played left field, the first time he has played outfield all season. It is an interesting move following the acquisition of Ike Davis.
AA: ALTOONA CURVE
Altoona was off on Sunday.
A+: BRADENTON MARAUDERS
Bradenton was off on Sunday.
A: WEST VIRGINIA POWER
West Virginia was off on Sunday.