TOP OF THE SYSTEM

A look at how the current top 30 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. If a player is out for the season, 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 30 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from early season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Altoona - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis - Disabled List

3. Austin Meadows, CF, Bradenton - 2-for-4

4. Josh Bell, 1B, Altoona - DNP

5. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton - 0-for-4

6. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis - Disabled List

7. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis - 2-for-4, SB

8. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia - 1-for-4

9. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis - DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, Bristol - DNP

11. Harold Ramirez, OF, Bradenton - Pan-Am Tournament

12. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, West Virginia - DNP

13. JaCoby Jones, SS, Bradenton - 0-for-4, 3 K

14. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis -DNP

15. Trey Supak, RHP, Bristol - 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

16. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bristol - DNP

17. Barrett Barnes, OF, Bradenton - 0-for-4

18. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton - DNP

19. Cody Dickson, LHP, Bradenton - DNP

20. Willy Garcia, OF, Indianapolis - DNP

21. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis - Disabled List

22. Jordan Luplow, 3B, West Virginia - 0-for-4

23. Connor Joe, 1B, West Virginia - DNP

24. Wyatt Mathisen, 3B, Bradenton - 0-for-3, BB

25. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis - Disabled List

26. Steven Brault, LHP, Altoona  - DNP

27. Tito Polo, OF, West Virginia - Pan-Am Tournament

28. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Bradenton - DNP

29Luis Heredia, RHP, Bradenton - DNP

30. Taylor Gushue, C, West Virginia - 1-for-3, 2B

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, RHP - 6.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Logan Ratledge, SS - 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB

Home Runs: Jose Osuna (3), Logan Hill (3), Sandy Santos (3), Edward Salcedo (1)

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.