Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Where Newly Acquired Players Rank in the System

This is where the prospects added at the trade deadline currently rank in the Pirates' system.
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Pitcher Jackson Wolf

The primary source for prospects many fans go to is MLB Pipeline, which has Jackson Wolf as the best new trade deadline addition. Wolf owns a 4.08 ERA, 3.86 FIP, and 1.09 WHIP through 88.1 innings for the Padres’ Double-A affiliate. He’s struck out a ton of batters with a 29.8% strikeout rate, and has an equally strong 6.3% walk rate. Among pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched at Double-A this year, Wolf’s 4.77 K:BB ratio is the 7th best rate. The only poor mark on his season thus far has been his 1.22 HR/9.

MLB Pipeline places Wolf as the Bucs’ 16th best prospect. They praise his breaking pitches, that being his slider, and curveball, as well as his ability to keep left-handed batters quiet. FanGraphs, meanwhile, agrees that Wolf is a good prospect, ranking him as their 20th best minor leaguer. In their write-up on the southpaw, they also report that he’s a nightmare for lefty batters. They also like his athleticism and fluid motion on the mound.