Prospects Roundup: Week of April 20 to April 27


Once a week I will be giving a Prospects roundup on Pittsburgh Pirate’s farm system.

I will mainly be posting their main stats for the season thus far.  This should allow you to have an easy and accessible page to view a prospects roundup and how they 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.  Here is this weeks prospects roundup:

  1. RHP Tyler Glasnow, AAA: 1-1, 2.57 ERA, 30K/7BB, 4 starts
  2. 1b Josh Bell, AAA: .281 BA, 15 RBI, 3 homeruns .910 OPS
  3. OF, Austin Meadows, AA: .375, .944 OPS, 2 games played
  4. 3b Ke’Bryan Hayes, A-: .393BA, 13 RBI, .962 OPS
  5. RHP Jameson Taillon, AAA: 2-0. 1.65ERA, 16k/0BB, 3 starts
  6. OF Harold Ramirez, AA: .194 BA, 10 RBI, .546 OPS
  7. C, Reese McGuire, AA: .261 BA, 6 RBI, .718 OPS
  8. C, Elias Diaz, AAA DL: Has Not Played
  9. 2b Alen Hanson, AAA: .368 BA, 6 RBI, .891 OPS
  10. LHP Steven Brault, AAA: 1-1, 2.63 ERA, 14k/7BB, 3 starts
  11. RHP Nick Kingham, AAA DL: Has Not Played
  12. SS Kevin Newman, A+: .371, 5 RBI, .864 OPS
  13. RHP Mitch Keller, A-: 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 23K/0 BB, 3 starts
  14. SS Cole Tucker, A+ DL: Has Not Played
  15. LHP Stephen Tarpley, A+, DL: Has Not Played
  16. RHP Clay Holmes, AA: 1-2, 4.29 ERA, 10K/10BB, 4 starts
  17. OF Willy Garcia, AAA: .203, 4 RBI, .542 OPS
  18. RHP Yeudy Garcia A+: 0-2, 5.40 ERA, 16K/10BB, 4 starts
  19. RHP Chad Kuhl, AAA: 2-0, 1.84 ERA, 14k/2BB, 3 start
  20. RHP Trevor Williams, AAA, 7-Day DL: 0.1 IP, RainOut
  21. OF/INF Adam Frazier, AAA: .283, 2 RBI, .740 OPS
  22. RHP Tyler Eppler, AA: 1-2, 3.33 ERA, 17K/3BB, 4 starts
  23. OF/3b Jordan Luplow, A+: .207 BA, 11 RBI, .676 OPS
  24. OF Barrett Barnes, AA: .233 BA, 1 RBI, .629 OPS
  25. 2b/3b Kevin Kramer, A+: .221, 3 RBI, .591 OPS
  26. RHP Dario Agrazal, A-: 1-0, 2.81, 8K/2B, 3 starts
  27. RHP Gage Hinsz, Short-A Bristol: Has not played
  28. RHP RP Montana DuRapau, AA: 2.45 ERA, 4 SV, 8K/1BB
  29. INF Max Moroff, AAA: .255 BA, 8 RBI, .838 OPS
  30. 1b Jose Osuna, AA: .281 BA, 10 RBI, 4 home runs, .874 OPS

Prospects of the Week:  Jameson Taillon: 6 IP, 1 hit, 6 strikeouts, 0 walks, 0 runs

Josh Bell: 4/22 Hit for the Cycle, went 10/30 on the week with 6 RBI.

Mitch Keller: 5 IP, 2 hits, 10 strikes outs, 0 walks, 0 runs

One thing to keep in mind is that it is early in minor league schedule.  Some of these players have not seen consistent at-bats yet or have gotten off the abnormally slow/fast starts. It is a small sample size, but I wanted to get a template out of what I will be doing on a weekly basis for my prospects roundup.  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.  Give comments below about the prospects roundup and your thoughts on how they are performing thus far.  You can also ask questions about specific prospects on the prospects roundup if you would like to know more about them.

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

All Stats are Courtesy of Baseball Reference and

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