Pittsburgh Pirates: 2016 Draft Prospect Roundup 9/2

Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Like the weekly “Prospect Roundup” that is posted every Wednesday, Thursdays will be dedicated to how the 2016 draft picks are fairing.  The article will mainly look at the top ten picks from the Pittsburgh Pirates draft.

Obviously the Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick Nick Lodolo will not be included as he did not sign, therefore 11th round pick Max Kranick will be on the list.  This works out, Kranick is a high upside pick (ranked in the top 100 draft prospects). 

Most of these players numbers are final as their minor league season are finished.

Draft Order:

Will Craig, 3B, WV Black Bears: .286 BA, 20 RBI, 2 home-runs, .792 OPS

Travis MacGregor, RHP, GCL: 1-1, 3.13 ERA, 19K/10BB (9 GS, 31.2 IP)

Stephen Alemais, SS, Low-A & WV Black Bears: .226 BA, 2 RBI, .608 OPS, 4 Games; .263 BA, 18 RBI, .611 OPS

Braeden Ogle, LHP, GCL: 0-2, 2.60 ERA, 20K/11BB (8 GS, 27.2 IP)

Blake Cederlind, RHP, Bristol: 0-1, 4.67 ERA, 14K/7BB (6 GS, 17.1 IP): DL

Cam Vieaux, LHP, WV Black Bears: 2-2, 3.33 ERA, 52K/21BB (14 GS, 67.2 IP)

Brent Gibbs, C, Bristol: .236 BA, 6 RBI, .681 OPS: Not Playing

Dylan Prohoroff, RHP, WV Black Bears: 0-1. 3.58 ERA, 2 saves out 3 SVO, 28K/13BB (20 Games, 27.2 IP)

Clark Eagan, OF, WV Black Bears: .277 BA, 16 RBI, .686 OPS

Matt Anderson, RHP, WV Black Bears: 2-2, 4.05 ERA, 38K/12BB (12 games, 7 starts, 26.2 IP)

Max Kranick, RHP, GCL: 1-2, 2.43 ERA, 21K/4BB (9 games, 6 starts, 33.1 IP)

Matt Anderson

The tenth round draft pick Anderson has had a roller-coaster season for the West Virginia Black Bears so far.  He started off the year pitching very average, having an earned run average of at least four and a half in his first two starts.  However, he had a nice middle of the season posting an earned run average under 3.4 through his next six appearances.  Finally to end the year, the innings caught up to Anderson.  His last three appearances he gave up six earned runs in his last six innings pitched, over three appearances.  It could be that he is pitching this late into the summer for the first time.  Anderson has been throwing since March, starting at Moorehead State, and now for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.  With that, he held a great strikeout averaging 1.5 strikeouts per inning pitched.

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Braeden Ogle

Ogle, the Pittsburgh Pirates fourth round pick, might have the highest upside out of any prep arm draft by the Bucs .  Ogle has put together a really strong season for the Pittsburgh Pirates Gulf Coast Affiliate.  He has made 8 starts and has given up no more than one run in seven of the starts.  Ogle’s fastball is hitting as high as 96 miles per hour and he is developing a breaking pitch.  The fact that Ogle is just now developing his curve-ball, yet had great success this year is definitely promising.

Will Craig

The Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick, other than he has put on a clinic. After batting under .200 through his first 27 games, Craig has been the best hitter in the New York Penn League.  Craig now is hitting a strong .286, but also has a really impressive on-base percentage of .418 on the season.  Craig shows great discipline at the plate, and now is showing his best tool, being a pure hitter.

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Also, All Stats Courtesy of Baseball Reference