Weekly Prospects Roundup: 4/14-4/19

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Once a week I will be updating on the Pittsburgh Pirate’s farm system.  I will mainly be posting their main stats from week to week.  This should allow you to have an easy and accessible page to view how the prospects are doing.  With this being said I did kick off the Minor League Season with 4 articles covering the 4 main minor league teams in the Pirate organization.  I mentioned a lot of prospects in those articles, many of whom will be on this list.  I created this list after putting together a formula that consists of a number of stats, intangibles, and watching film on them. Their stats are based on their previous season performance and their career lines.  With that stats make up the bulk of how they are rated. Through this I put the prospects in a tiered system, but for these updates it will be easier to use the traditional 1-30 rankings.

  1. RHP Tyler Glasnow, AAA: 0-1, 1.80 ERA, 15K/3BB, 2 starts
  2. 1b Josh Bell, AAA: .235 BA, 8 RBI, .763 OPS
  3. OF, Austin Meadows, AA DL: Has Not Played
  4. OF Harold Ramirez, AA: .163 BA, 6 RBI, .456 OPS
  5. 3b Ke’Bryan Hayes, A-: .415 BA, 10 RBI, 1.076 OPS
  6. RHP Jameson Taillon, AAA: 1-0. 2.61 ERA, 10k/0BB, 2 starts
  7. C, Reese McGuire, AA: .308 BA, 5 RBI, .916 OPS
  8. C, Elias Diaz, AAA DL: Has Not Played
  9. 2b Alen Hanson, AAA: .333 BA, 1 RBI, .822 OPS
  10. LHP Steven Brault, AAA: 0-1, 4.15 ERA, 5k/3BB
  11. RHP Nick Kingham, AAA DL: Has Not Played
  12. SS Kevin Newman, A+: .370, 4 RBI, .858 OPS
  13. RHP Mitch Keller, A-: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 13K/0 BB, 2 starts
  14. SS Cole Tucker, A+ DL: Has Not Played
  15. LHP Stephen Tarpley, A+: Has Not Played
  16. RHP Clay Holmes, AA: 0-2, 5.40 ERA, 9K/8BB, 3 starts
  17. OF Willy Garcia, AAA: .182, 0 RBI, .462 OPS
  18. RHP Yeudy Garcia A+: 0-1, 5.87 ERA, 10K/5BB
  19. OF/3b Jordan Luplow, A+: .231 BA, 8 RBI, .758 OPS
  20. RHP Chad Kuhl, AAA: 0-0, 3.86 ERA, 3k/1BB, 1 start
  21. RHP Trevor Williams, AAA: 0.1 IP, RainOut
  22. OF/INF Adam Frazier, AAA: .233, 1 RBI, .633 OPS
  23. RHP Tyler Eppler, AA: 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 9K/2BB, 2 starts
  24. OF Barrett Barnes, AA: .077 BA, 0 RBI, .303 OPS
  25. 2b/3b Kevin Kramer, A+: .239, 2 RBI, .618 OPS
  26. RHP Dario Agrazal, A-: 1-0, 4.50, 4K/1B, 2 starts
  27. RHP Gage Hinsz, Short-A Bristol: Has not played
  28. RHP RP Montana DuRapau, AA: 3.38 ERA, 3 SV, 6K/1BB
  29. INF Max Moroff, AAA: .125 BA, 2 RBI, .614 OPS
  30. 1b Jose Osuna, AA: .262 BA, 5 RBI, .795 OPS

One thing to keep in mind is that it is very early in minor league schedule.  Some of these players have not seen consistent at-bats with player rotations due to and weather delays. It is a very small sample size, but I wanted to get a template out of what I will be doing on a weekly basis on the top prospects.  There are not many free sites out there that can provide a full-page of the top prospects in the organization with their season stats listed in one spot.  Rather than trying to remember and search each individual player we will make it easier for you.   I will also be doing a weekly “Future Friday” article on specific prospects who are performing well.  My first was on Brandon Waddell. Happy prospect season!

I may change stats around once there is a bigger/consistent sample to pull from

All Stats are Courtesy of Baseball Reference and MILB.com

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