Pittsburgh Pirates: top 30 prospect stat update 5/7

Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

This is the weekly update of Rum Bunter’s Top 30 prospects stats for the season.  In this week’s minors update, we see multiple Pittsburgh Pirates prospects improve their numbers.

Below is a list of the Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 prospects and their numbers so far this season. This article will give you an easy and accessible page to view a prospect’s roundup and how they are performing this year. The positional players stats will include their slash line (average, OBP, and slugging), RBIs, some will have home-runs if they are a power hitting prospects.  Pitcher stats will include their win-loss record, ERA, and their strikeout to walk ratio on the season.

The list was created by myself and contributor David Slusser.  We used a comprehensive statistical formula to create the list.  Both formulas take into account most stats and judge how efficient a prospect has been in their careers and the 2016 season.  Once the numbers were plugged into the formula, it resulted in a score that was then used to help make the order of the list.  Also, other elements were taken into account, such as projectability, tools, and expectations.  With that being said, here is the Rum Bunter’s Top 30 Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects and their stats on the year:

Austin Meadows, Outfielder; .189/.243/.263; 11 RBI; 1 Home Run, 20K/6BB

Mitch Keller, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts, 34.1 IP; 3-1, 2.88 ERA; 24K/5BB

Tyler Glasnow, Starting Pitcher; 5 starts, 20.2 IP; 1-1, 6.97 ERA; 22K/17BB

Kevin Newman, Shortstop; .261/.333/.348; 6 RBI; 1 Home Run; 12K/8BB

Will Craig; First Baseman; 262/.353/.350; 16 RBI; 1 Home Run; 20K/10BB

Ke’Bryan Hayes, Third Baseman; 263/.333/.326; 7 RBI;  0 Home Run; 16K/9BB

Nick Kingham, Pitcher; Triple-A Disabled List

Steven Brault, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts, 30.2 IP; 0-3, 3.52 ERA; 31K/15BB

Cole Tucker, Shortstop; 255/.352/.309; 9 RBI/ 0 Home Run; 20K/17BB; 23 Stolen Bases

 Taylor Hearn, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts, 32.1 IP; 3-2, 3.62 ERA; 38K/10BB

Elias Diaz, Catcher; .305/.317/.441; 12 RBI; 1 Home Run; 8K/1BB

Edgar Santana, Relief Pitcher; 11 games,15.1 IP; 1-0, 0.59 ERA; 3 Saves, 14K/3BB

Max Kranick, Pitcher: Has Not Played

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Travis MacGregor, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Luis Escobar, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts, 30.2 IP; 3-1, 4.99 ERA; 46K/13BB

Kevin Kramer; .366/.475/.585; 9 RBI/ 3 Home Run; 17K/10BB

Yeudy Garcia, Starting Pitcher; 4 starts, 14 IP; 0-2, 6.43 ERA; 18K/9BB

Jordan Luplow; .277/.337/.530; 11 RBI/ 4 Home Run; 11K/7BB

Braeden Ogle, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Trevor Williams, Relief Pitcher; 6 Games, 9 IP; 1-1, 5.40 ERA; 11K/5BB

Clay Holmes, Starting Pitcher; 5 starts, 19.1 IP; 0-1, 3.72 ERA; 22K/12BB

Gage Hinsz, Starting Pitcher; 5 starts, 24.0 IP; 1-2, 5.63 ERA; 14K/8BB

Alen Hanson, Shortstop; .182/.206/.303; 1 RBI/ 0 Home Run; 6K/1BB

Jose Osuna, First Base/OF; MLB .256/.341/.436; 3 RBI/ 0 Home Run; 4K/3BB

Kevin Krause, Catcher/RF; .304/.381/.643; 10 RBI/ 4 Home Run; 13K/7BB

Max Moroff, Infield; .258/.343/.559; 17 RBI/ 8Home Run; 32K/12BB

Dovydas Neverauskas, Reliever; AAA, 8 Games, 13.0 IP; 1.38 ERA, 9K/4BB

Stephen Alemais, Shortstop; .276/.323/.471; 12 RBI; 3 Home Run; 20K/4BB

Jake Brentz, Reliever; 8 Games,11 IP; 1-1, 0.82ERA; 16K/4BB

Barrett Barnes, Outfield; Has Not Played

Next: Last Week's top 30 update

Over the last week, some of the top prospects have seen their numbers change in dramatic fashion.  Last week Mitch Keller’s ERA was close to five.  However, he now has put together back-to-back really good starts and has an ERA under 3.00.  This is the expectation for him.  On the flip side, Luis Escobar regressed.  Escobar has had his two worst starts of his season in the past week.  He has seen his ERA double since last week’s update.  Finally, Austin Meadows continues to struggle and hopefully, in next week’s update, there is a jump in his numbers.

*All numbers are courtesy of Baseball Reference