Pittsburgh Pirates: 2016 Draft Prospect Roundup 9/8


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.  So this works out, Kranick is a high upside pick (ranked in the top 100 draft prospects). 

This is the last Draft Prospect Round-Up of the Season:

Draft Order:

Will Craig, 3B, WV Black Bears: .280 BA, 23 RBI, 2 home-runs, .775 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: .189 BA, 2 RBI, .514 OPS, 11 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

Dylan Prohoroff, RHP, WV Black Bears: 0-1. 3.45 ERA, 2 saves out 3 SVO, 28K/13BB (21 Games, 28.2 IP)

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

Matt Anderson, RHP, WV Black Bears: 2-2, 4.65 ERA, 42K/14BB (14 games, 7 starts, 31 IP)

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

Clark Eagan

Eagan was the Pittsburgh Pirates ninth round draft pick.  He is a toolsy outfielder, who is known for his ability to hit line drives all over the field.  Eagan showed it this year.  He batted a solid .277 on the year. Furthermore, he batted around .270 the whole season, which shows he does a good job of making consistent contact. However, he did not hit for a lot of power, slugging only .375.  Eagan stands at 6’1” and 195 pounds.  He is built on his ability to hit line drives, make contact, and he runs well.  While it seems he will never develop much power, thise will leave him to be a future fourth outfielder.

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 finished the year batting .280. He also showed a really impressive on-base percentage of .412 on the season.  Craig shows great discipline at the plate, and now is showing his best tool, being a pure hitter. Finally, Craig still projects to be a plus hitter, and chances are he will have an even better year next season.  I expect Craig to jump over Low-A West Virginia  and start the season in High-A Bradenton.

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In addition, all stats are Courtesy of Baseball Reference