Pittsburgh Pirates: Prospect Round Up 7/27-8/2

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Prospects of the Week:

Gage Hinsz: 1-0 (1 start), 5.1 innings pitched, 1 run, 8 strikeouts, 1 walk

Cole Tucker: 8 for 19 (.421), 3 RBI, 1 walks to 1 strikeouts, 4 games played

Typically there is three Prospects of the Week, however, it was a down week for the prospects in the system. Most of the hitters saw their averages go down, while the pitchers did not have any significant performances.  With that the two above were the only two to see their stats make a jump.  Gage Hinsz looks to be a future piece of the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation.  Drafted in 2014, he has had trouble staying on the mound due to injuries.  He missed the beginning of this year, but now seems to be getting in a grove.  He pitched into the sixth inning and racked up 8 strikeouts while only walking one batter.  Cole Tucker also missed the beginning of the season as he worked back from a torn labrum.  He was promoted to High-A after Kevin Newman was bumped to Double-A.  Tucker had a slow stat, but seems to be starting to make some adjustments to the higher level of competition.  He had a great week hitting over .400 and only striking out once.  Hopefully he continues to boost his numbers and show why he was first round pick.

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The minor league season is coming up on its final stretch.  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 and Osuna 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 outfielder Barrett Barnes, pitcher Mitch Keller, and third baseman 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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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.

Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Picks will have their own weekly stat update on Thursdays.

All Stats are Courtesy of Baseball Reference

Stats Based on entering play on the day of the post