Pirates Prospect Update: Patrick Reilly, Termarr Johnson, Charles McAdoo promotion

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The Pirates' 20th-ranked prospect, Patrick Reilly, made two starts this week for Greensboro. The 2023 fifth-rounder has struggled this season with his control, but this week, he has shown great steps of improvement with command of all of his pitches. Last week, Reilly threw 9.2 innings in two starts, allowing just three runs and striking out 15 batters. He allowed just seven hits and three walks, which represents progress for the young arm.

On the season, Reilly has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.03 in 60.1 innings pitched and has struck out 79 batters. Opponents are batting just .202 against him and his WHIP is at 1.24. His walk rate remains high at 12.4%, but it is already down 5% from last year. He is improving and could be nearing a promotion.

Termarr Johnson, the Pirates' second-ranked prospect, has heated up in the month of June.

The Pirates' 2022 first-round pick is finally starting to heat up after a dreadful start to the season. In June, Johnson has a batting average of .273 with four home runs and 10 runs batted in. He also has an OPS of .875.

On the season, Johsnon has a .222 average with seven home runs and 28 runs batted in. He also has an OPS of .755, which includes an on-base percentage of .384 and a slugging percentage of .371. His wRC+ is solid at 121 and his walk percentage remains high at 18%. He isn't having his best season, but progress has been made this month.

Charles McAdoo shines in first two games with the Altoona Curve

Charles McAdoo got promoted to Double-A after a strong start to the season in High-A Greensboro. That strong start got him promoted up to Altoona this past week. In his first two games with the Curve, McAdoo got three hits. Two of them were home runs and the other was a double. This is very significant, as Greensboro is known as a hitters' ballpark, and there was uncertainty that his success would transfer to the next level. This is a minuscule sample size, but nonetheless represents a great start.

On the season, McAdoo has a .336 batting average with 11 home runs and 55 runs batted in. He also has an OPS of .996, which includes an on-base percentage of .414 and a slugging percentage of .582. His High-A wRC+ was at 167, which is very good, while his strikeout percentage sat at 21.7%. The 22-year-old is showing a lot of promise at the plate in his first full season in professional baseball.

All three of these prospects have played significantly well as of recently, and are showing good signs in their development. Keep an eye out for these prospects as they look to continue their hot streaks.