Pittsburgh Pirates: top 30 prospect stat update 5/21

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

This the fourth installment of the Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 prospect update.  So far we have seen multiple minor leaguers raise their number significantly since the first installment.

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, Alen Hanson and Trevor Willaims started the year on the Top 30 list.  However, they have played enough games in the MLB to lose their prospect eligibility.  

Austin Meadows, Outfielder; .229/.291/.325; 20 RBI; 2 Home Run, 29K/13BB

Mitch Keller, Starting Pitcher; 8 starts, 40.0 IP; 3-2, 2.93 ERA; 39K/8BB

Kevin Newman, Shortstop; .248/.309/.336; 10 RBI; 1 Home Run; 22K/8BB

Will Craig; First Baseman; 258/.372/.377; 24 RBI; 3 Home Run; 32K/19BB

Ke’Bryan Hayes, Third Baseman; 279/.362/.333; 9 RBI;  0 Home Run; 21K/15BB

Nick Kingham, Starting Pitcher; 1 start, 5.2 IP; 1-0, 3.18 ERA; 4K/3BB

Steven Brault, Starting Pitcher; 8 starts, 42.2 IP; 2-3, 2.95 ERA; 41K/19BB

Cole Tucker, Shortstop; .299/.380/.457; 24 RBI, 3 Home Run; 34K/22BB; 26 Stolen Bases

 Taylor Hearn, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts/8 games, 37.2 IP; 3-2, 4.30 ERA; 47K/14BB

Elias Diaz, Catcher; .290/.304/.370; 15 RBI; 1 Home Run; 17K/1BB

Edgar Santana, Relief Pitcher; 16 games, 23.1 IP; 1-0, 0.39 ERA; 5 Saves, 22K/5BB

Max Kranick, Pitcher: Has Not Played

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Travis MacGregor, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Luis Escobar, Starting Pitcher; 8 starts, 39.2 IP; 3-2, 4.54 ERA; 56K/20BB

Kevin Kramer; .348/.437/.585; 16 RBI/ 4 Home Run; 33K/14BB

Yeudy Garcia, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts, 27.2 IP; 2-2, 4.88 ERA; 29K/14BB

Jordan Luplow; .280/.364/.560; 19 RBI/ 8 Home Run; 18K/15BB

Braeden Ogle, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Clay Holmes, Starting Pitcher; 8 starts, 38.0 IP; 2-1, 3.08 ERA; 44K/15BB

Gage Hinsz, Starting Pitcher; 7 starts, 32.1 IP; 1-3, 6.68 ERA; 15K/13BB

Jose Osuna, MLB First Base/OF; .212/.278/.409; 9 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; .254/.372/.577; 30 RBI/ 12 Home Run; 40K/25BB

Dovydas Neverauskas, Reliever; AAA, 14 Games, 20.0 IP; 1.80 ERA, 19K/6BB

Stephen Alemais, Shortstop; .223/.266/.380; 12 RBI; 3 Home Run; 32K/5BB

Jake Brentz, Reliever; 12 Games,16 IP; 1-1, 5.06ERA; 21K/8BB

Barrett Barnes, Outfield, 7 Game .130/.259/.130, 1 RBI, 0 Home Run, 9K/2BB

Tyler Eppler, Starting Pitcher, AAA, 8 starts, 45.2; 3-2, 2.76 ERA, 33K/12BB

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

Connor Joe, Outfield/Infield, 35 Games, .321/.415/.500; 18 RBI; 2 Home Runs; 14K/16BB

Next: Last Week's top 30 update

In this week’s update, there are a few prospects to point out.  There were some really good number increases, but there was also some negative performances also.  Let’s start with the negative performances.  Jake Brentz was arguably the most dominant pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates minors in April.  However, since then he has had multiple rough outings and saw his ERA go from 1.32 to over 5 in just one week.  Meanwhile, Connor Joe is finally developing into the player that the Pittsburgh Pirates envisioned they were getting when they used a first-round pick on him.  Joe is new to the Top 30 here at Rum Bunter as he moved on it as Trevor Williams graduated off of it.  Joe is hitting the ball all over the ballpark for contact and power.  However, it is very impressive to see that he has walked more than he has struck out.