Let's take a look at the minor league statistical leaders in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system from this past minor league season
The minor leagues has been a focus for the Pittsburgh Pirates for a few years now. With them being in a rebuild, how prospects and other minor leaguers are performing will be important to the Pirates' future. So let's take a look at the best-performing minor league players from this past season.
There are many statistical ways to evaluate players, but we will only look at rate statistics today. For batters, this includes batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, isolated slugging, OPS, wOBA, strikeout rate, walk rate, and wRC+. For the pitchers, we will be using ERA, FIP, WHIP, strikeout rate, walk rate, and xFIP, as well as opponent batting average and most innings pitched.
I am also trying to keep this to players who played most, if not all, of their season at a full-season level. The minimum plate appearances I am looking for is 300. For the starting pitchers, I am requiring at least a dozen starts. So, with that established, let's get into our first player.