Prospects of the Week:
Kevin Newman: 14 for 41 (.341), 6 RBI, 6 walks to 2 strikeouts, 10 games played
Trevor Williams: 2-0 (2 starts), 13 innings pitched, 1 run, 8 strikeouts, 2 walk
Mitch Keller: 1-0 (2 starts), 14 innings pitched, 2 runs, 9 strikeouts, 1 walks
Kevin Newman continues to hit at a high clip at AA. He hit his first home run at the AA level this week and now is hitting a robust .333 in his 25 games for the Curve. He is showing that he is the shortstop of the future. Trevor Williams is finally healthy and pitching consistently. He is getting better every start and seems to be in a groove dropping his ERA over his last 4 starts. He could be a valuable trade piece or depth for the Pirates rotation going forward. Mitch Keller has shown great command for his age and keeps dominating at the Low-A level. With an ERA under three he is due for a promotion.
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The minor league season is over half way through. With that we have a really good sample size of the prospects numbers and can fully judge how they are performing this year. The big thing to look for now is the level they are playing. We have already seen Taillon reach the majors, Waddell and Newman move up to AA, and Meadows move to AAA. We also have seen Josh Bell and Steven Brault reach the majors and be optioned back down. Look for other prospects to start getting moved up from their current level. Players such as Harold Ramirez, Mitch Keller, and Ke’Bryan Hayes likely will be next to move up.
This page provides an easy to access update on how the top Pittsburgh Pirates prospects are performing on a week to week basis. This works better than daily updates because you can really see more of a sample size in the stat changes over a week rather than from day-to-day. There are not many Pittsburgh Pirates 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 Rum Bunter has made it easier for you.
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All Stats are Courtesy of Baseball Reference