Pittsburgh Pirates: Final Prospect Roundup

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Once a week there will be a Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect roundup on the minor leaguers in the Pirate’s farm system and their stats. It is September and the minor league seasons are over.  This will be the final Prospect Roundup of the year.

These articles contain the top 30 prospect’s for the Pittsburgh Pirates and their main stats for the season thus far.  This will give you an easy and accessible page to view a prospect’s roundup and how they are doing on the year. The hitter stats will include batting average, RBIs, and OPS, some will have home-runs if they are suppose to be power hitting prospects.  Pitcher stats will include  their win-loss record, ERA, and their strike outs to walks on the season.

The site contributors got to together and created this list after putting together a formula that consists of a number of stats, intangibles, and watching film on them. The stats that were used were based on their previous season performance and their career  stat lines.  With that being said, stats make up the bulk of how they are rated. Through this we put the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in a tiered system, but for these updates it will be easier to use the traditional 1-30 rankings:

Due to trades, former Pittsburgh Pirates prospects Reese McGuire and Harold Ramirez were removed; because of that, Taylor Hearn and Dovydas Neverauskas were added.  Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff were lowered to accommodate the two new adds.  Being that this is the last prospect round-up, Stephen Tarpley will not be replaced on the list.


  1. RHP Tyler Glasnow, AAA: 8-3, 1.87 ERA, 133K/62BB, 20 starts
  2. OF, Austin Meadows, AAA & AA: .214BA, 24 RBI, 6HR, .757 OPS & .311 BA, 23 RBI,6 home runs, .976 OPS : 15 Day DL: Hamstring
  3. 1b Josh Bell, AAA: .295BA, 60RBI, 14 home runs .850 OPS; IN MLB 
  4. 3b Ke’Bryan Hayes, A-: .263BA, 37 RBI, 6 home runs, .711 OPS: DL Rehabbing
  5. C, Elias Diaz, AAA: .266 BA, 10 RBI, .587 OPS 
  6. 2b Alen Hanson, AAA: .266 BA, 32 RBI, .707 OPS: IN MLB 
  7. LHP Steven Brault, AAA: 2-7, 3.91 ERA, 81k/35BB, 16 games and 15 starts
  8. RHP Nick Kingham, Rehab AA,1-1, 573 ERA, 10K/4BB; A+ 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10K/1BB; GCL 2 GS 11 IP; 0-4, 3.00 ERA, 12k/1BB, 6 GS 24 innings
  9. SS Kevin Newman, AA & A+: .288, 28 RBI, .739 OPS & .366, 24 RBI, .922 OPS 
  10. RHP Mitch Keller, A+ & A-:  1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7K/1BB, 1 start; 8-5, 2.46 ERA, 131K/18 BB, 23 starts   
  11. SS Cole Tucker, A+ & A-: .238, 25 RBI, .613, & .262, 2 RBI, .750 OPS 

  12. LHP Stephen Tarpley, A+: Officially Traded to New York Yankees part on Nova Deal
  13. RHP Chad Kuhl, AAA: 6-2, 2.55 ERA, 60k/16BB,15 start: MLB
  14. RHP Clay Holmes, AA: 10-9, 4.22ERA, 101K/564BB, 25 starts 
  15. OF Willy Garcia, AAA: .245, 41 RBI, .659 OPS
  16. RHP Yeudy Garcia A+: 6-8, 2.76 ERA, 127K/54BB, 25 starts (26 games) *
  17. RHP Trevor Williams AAA: 9-6, 2.53 ERA, 74K/30BB, 19 starts 20 Games
  18. OF/INF Adam Frazier, AAA: .333, 22 RBI, .827 OPS ; IN THE MLB
  19. RHP Tyler Eppler, AA: 9-10, 3.99 ERA, 106K/29BB, 27 starts
  20.  LHP, Taylor Hearn, A-: 1-1, 1.99 ERA, 36 strikeouts to 10 walks (22.2 IP, 8 games 3 start)
  21. OF Barrett Barnes, AA: .306 BA, 47 RBI, .853 OPS
  22. 2b/3b Kevin Kramer, A+: .277, 57 RBI, .730 OPS 
  23. RHP Dario Agrazal, A-: 8-12, 4.20, 88K/18BB, 27 starts
  24. RHP Gage Hinsz, A-: 6-8, 3.66 ERA, 67k/25BB, 17 starts
  25. LHP Brandon Waddell, AA & A+:  7-9, 4.12 ERA, 94k/61BB, 20 GS 22 games & 4-0 ,0.93 ERA, 26k/2bb, 5GS 
  26. OF/3b Jordan Luplow, A+: .254 BA, 54, 10 home runs, RBI, .784 OPS
  27. 1b Jose Osuna, AAA & AA: .291, 7 home runs, 31 RBI, .815 ; .271 BA, 38 RBI, 6 home runs, .767 OPS 
  28. RHP, Dovydas Neverauskas, AAA: 3-4, 3.60 ERA, 24 strikeouts to 11 walks (25 games)
  29. 2b, Max Moroff, AAA: .230 BA, 45 RBI, .716 OPS
  30. Relief RHP, Edgar Santana, AAA: 0-0, 5.06ERA, 12k/6BB, 13 Games 16 IP.

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Also, thanks to the readers who followed along with prospect roundups all season.  They are straight forward, but I really enjoy seeing how prospects numbers would jump or drop from week to week. Furthermore, I am Looking this offseason for an updated top thirty list!

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