Pittsburgh Pirates: top 30 prospect stat update 5/15

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This is the third weekly update for the Rum Bunter’s Top 30 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  The prospects are now over a month into the season and their stats are not fluctuating as much.

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 player’s 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:

Note: Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow, and Alen Hanson started the year on the Top 30 list, but have played enough in the MLB to lose their prospect eligibility.  

Austin Meadows, Outfielder; .224/.279/.304; 13 RBI; 1 Home Run, 23K/9BB

Mitch Keller, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts, 39.0 IP; 3-1, 2.54 ERA; 38K/7BB

Kevin Newman, Shortstop; .261/.328/.353; 8 RBI; 1 Home Run; 17K/8BB

Will Craig; First Baseman; 279/.382/.388; 22 RBI; 2 Home Run; 26K/15BB

Ke’Bryan Hayes, Third Baseman; 261/.346/.315; 8 RBI;  0 Home Run; 17K/13BB

Nick Kingham, Starting Pitcher; 1 start, 5 IP; 1-0, 0.00 ERA; 0K/0BB

Steven Brault, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts, 36.2 IP; 1-3, 3.19 ERA; 35K/16BB

Cole Tucker, Shortstop; 285/.369/.423; 16 RBI/ 2 Home Run; 26K/19BB; 24 Stolen Bases

 Taylor Hearn, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts/7 games, 34.1 IP; 3-2, 3.67 ERA; 42K/11BB

Elias Diaz, Catcher; .288/.296/.388; 13 RBI; 1 Home Run; 13K/1BB

Edgar Santana, Relief Pitcher; 14 games, 21.1 IP; 1-0, 0.42 ERA; 5 Saves, 20K/5BB

Max Kranick, Pitcher: Has Not Played

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Travis MacGregor, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Luis Escobar, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts, 34.2 IP; 3-2, 4.93 ERA; 50K/18BB

Kevin Kramer; .360/.452/.579; 15 RBI/ 3 Home Run; 25K/12BB

Yeudy Garcia, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts, 24 IP; 2-2, 4.13 ERA; 26K/11BB

Jordan Luplow; .261/.336/.514; 16 RBI/ 6 Home Run; 17K/12BB

Braeden Ogle, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Trevor Williams, Pitcher; 6 Games/2 starts, 19.2 IP; 2-2, 6.41 ERA; 16K/9BB

Clay Holmes, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts, 32.0 IP; 1-1, 3.38 ERA; 37K/12BB

Gage Hinsz, Starting Pitcher; 6 starts, 28.0 IP; 1-2, 6.11 ERA; 15K/9BB

Jose Osuna, MLB First Base/OF; .217/.288/.433; 8 RBI/ 2 Home Run; 11K/4BB

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

Max Moroff, Infield; .250/.350/.548; 19 RBI/ 9 Home Run; 34K/16BB

Dovydas Neverauskas, Reliever; AAA, 11 Games, 17.0 IP; 2.12 ERA, 15K/6BB

Stephen Alemais, Shortstop; .237/.275/.404; 12 RBI; 3 Home Run; 30K/4BB

Jake Brentz, Reliever; 10 Games,11 IP; 1-1, 1.38ERA; 17K/4BB

Barrett Barnes, Outfield AA, 1 Game .000/.000/.000, 0 RBI, 0 Home Run, 3K/0BB

Tyler Eppler, Starting Pitcher, AAA, 6 starts, 34.1; 3-1, 2.36 ERA, 29K/6BB

Victor Fernandez, Outfield A-, 3 Games, .375/.444/.375; 0 RBI; 2 Stolen Bases; 2K/0BB

Next: Last Week's top 30 update

Since last week Austin Meadows has started to turn the corner.  His average in last week’s update was .186, it is now at .224.  Hopefully, he can continue to raise his average.  With June approaching he may get a shot to get called up if the Pittsburgh Pirates offense is struggling.  Also, Edgar Santana has been absolutely filthy, as one can see from his stats.  In addition to those numbers, Santana has thrown 15 straight scoreless innings, including 20 strikeouts.  He should not be too far away from making his big league debut.  One thing that may be holding him back may be the same thing that is holding Meadows back, Super Two.  Santana very well could be the future closer of the Pittsburgh Pirates, so the team might be trying to make sure they handle him properly.

*All numbers are courtesy of Baseball Reference