Pittsburgh Pirates 11-15 Prospects: Final Season Stat Lines
We have looked at the Pittsburgh Pirates top minor league prospects season stat lines. So far we have looked at prospects ranked 1-10. Here are prospects 11-15:
11. Steven Jennings
Jennings was the Pittsburgh Pirates second-highest draft pick in the 2017 draft at pick number 42. He was once viewed as a back end of the first round potential pick, but fall knee surgery hurt his draft stock. This year he made his professional début for the Bucs at the Gulf Coast level. He made ten starts and compiled 26.1 innings. Jennings had an earned run average of 4.10 while striking out 13 and walking 10. Opponents also hit .281 off of him, and he had a WHIP of 1.56.
12. Edgar Santana
Santana has the highest ceiling of all the Pittsburgh Pirates relief prospects. However, he has not been able to transition his minor league dominance to the big leagues yet. Still, he was very good for Triple-A Indianapolis this past year. Santana made 44 appearances for the Indians, pitching 58 innings. He pitched to an earned run average of 2.79 and struck out 54 batters while only walking 12.
13. Oneil Cruz
Oneil Cruz was a late addition to the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. The third baseman came over as part of the Tony Watson trade. With that being said, he has a very small sample size. Cruz struggled in his 16 games with the West Virginia Power. He put up a slash line of .218/.317/.400. Even though he had a really low average, he put up a decent on-base percentage considering that low average. He hit two home runs, two doubles, and one triple. The biggest negative is he struck out 22 times in his 16 games. The biggest thing is that he is just 18 years of age, which is 3.5 years younger than league average in the South Atlantic League.
14. Max Kranick
Of all the picks in the 2016 draft, Max Kranick was our favorite here at Rum Bunter. The 11th round prep arm did not get to pitch a full season, unfortunately. He was suffering from a sore shoulder at the beginning of the year, and so the Pittsburgh Pirates were very cautious with him. Eventually, he made three starts with the Gulf Coast team and did not allow one run while punching out nine in 12.2 innings. He then was promoted to Short-Season A Bristol. He made two starts at Bristol and was also very good. He put up 11.2 innings and struck out another nine. He gave up three earned runs which gave him an ERA of 2.31.
15. Travis MacGregor
Travis MacGregor was the Pittsburgh Pirates second-round pick in the 2016 draft. MacGregor pitched exclusively at Bristol this season, making 12 starts and tossing 41.1 innings. He did not have the success that he had in the 2016 season. He posted a 1-4 record while posting an ERA of 7.41. Furthermore, he gave up 61 base hits and 20 walks, giving him a WHIP of almost 2, with batters hitting .339 off of him.
*Also, all numbers are courtesy of Baseball Reference