Pittsburgh Pirates: top 30 prospect stat update 6/14

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

This the sixth installment of the Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 prospect update. The minor league season is well underway.  The Bucs have graduated many prospects to the bigs this year already, so there are some new names on the list.

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 Trevor Williams 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; .252/.310/.366; 32 RBI; 4 Home Runs, 47K/20BB

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

Kevin Newman, Shortstop; .230/.298/.313; 15 RBI; 2 Home Run; 27K/17BB

Will Craig; First Baseman; .290/.390/.425; 32 RBI; 4 Home Runs; 52K/25BB

Ke’Bryan Hayes, Third Baseman; .281/.364/.344; 17 RBI;  0 Home Run; 31K/22BB

Nick Kingham, Starting Pitcher; 5 starts, 26.2 IP; 2-2, 4.73 ERA; 24K/11BB

Steven Brault, Starting Pitcher; 13 games/12 starts, 68.1 IP; 4-3, 2.11 ERA; 66K/26BB

Cole Tucker, Shortstop; .271/.359/.420; 28 RBI, 4 Home Run; 52K/29BB; 27 SB; Disabled List

 Taylor Hearn, Starting Pitcher; 12 games/11 starts, 56.2 IP; 4-4, 4.45 ERA; 69K/23BB

Elias Diaz, MLB Catcher; .333/.404/.500; 10 RBI, 1 home run; 7K/5BB

Edgar Santana, MLB Relief Pitcher; 2 Games, 2 IP; 0-0, 4.50 ERA; 3K/2BB

Max Kranick, Pitcher: Has Not Played

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Travis MacGregor, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Luis Escobar, Starting Pitcher; 12 games/11 starts, 58 IP; 5-2, 4.03 ERA; 77K/24BB

Kevin Kramer; .297/.380/.500; 27 RBI, 6 Home Runs; 50K/17BB

Yeudy Garcia, Starting Pitcher; 11 Games/10 starts, 45 IP; 2-4, 5.30 ERA; 41K/28BB

Jordan Luplow; .279/.359/.549; 30 RBI, 14 Home Runs; 36K/24 BB

Braeden Ogle, Pitcher:  Has Not Played

Clay Holmes, Starting Pitcher; 12 Games/11 starts, 50.2 IP; 4-2, 3.73 ERA; 55K/25BB

Gage Hinsz, Starting Pitcher; 10 starts, 36.2 IP; 2-4, 6.80 ERA; 26K/16BB

Jose Osuna, MLB First Base/OF; .260/.313/.471; 15 RBI, 4 Home Run; 16K/6BB

Kevin Krause, Catcher/RF; .321/.380/.595; 17 RBI, 5 Home Run; 18K/8BB

Max Moroff, MLB Infield; .105/.250/.158; 4 RBI, 0 Home Run; 8K/3BB

Dovydas Neverauskas, Reliever; AAA, 21 Games, 27.2 IP; 3.58 ERA, 25K/10BB

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

Jake Brentz, Reliever; 17 Games,23 IP; 1-2, 3.52ERA; 29K/8BB

Barrett Barnes, Outfield, .247/.352/.342, 8 RBI, 0 Home Run, 28K/8BB

Tyler Eppler, Starting Pitcher, 12 games/11 starts, 64.1; 5-2, 3.22 ERA, 47K/19BB

Victor Fernandez, Outfield A-, 4 Games, .417/.500/.417; 0 RBI; 2 Stolen Bases; 3K/1BB

Connor Joe, Outfield/Infield, .254/.350/.400; 22 RBI; 3 Home Runs; 19K/25BB

Next: Pirates Select Shane Baz

With the MLB Draft coming to a close, the Pittsburgh Pirates are adding a few new top prospects.  Obviously, first-round pick Shane Baz will be the most highly rated of the bunch.  These players will not be added to the list until they have officially signed with the Bucs.  So far it has been reported that Baz and 6th round pick Cody Bolton have signed, but it has not been officially announced.  So check back for info regarding the status of the draftees and where they will fall on this list.