Prospect Trends, Zombie Edition — Week Ending May 15

Prospect Trends, Zombie Edition — Week Ending May 15

Sleeper alert for Ngoepe

This week's edition is sponsored by George Romero.  (Well, not really . . . .)  Halfway into May, the Pirates have had a handful of prospects come back from the dead, so to speak, after miserable starts to their seasons or from other adversity.  In some cases it's been prospects who were new to their current level and also a good age for that level.  Hopefully, many of these players just needed some time to get acclimated and will continue to improve.

Before moving on, though, I want to give a quick plug for Gift Ngoepe, who got a "sleeper alert" mention in Kevin Goldstein's daily prospect column at Baseball Prospectus a couple days ago.  Ngoepe is now hitting 306/359/459, and that goes along with excellent speed and good defensive play.  At the very least, h...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail


Wilbur Miller joined the site in July 2010. He has long been known for his excellent Player Profiles, which he brought to the site in February 2011, combining them with the existing Pirates Prospects Player Pages. Wilbur maintains the player pages section of the site, and provides regular articles to the main portion of the site, including a weekly Prospects Trend piece, featuring the best and worst prospects from the previous week.

More in Analysis

Photo by Sean McCool.

Who is Remaining For the Pirates to Protect From the 2016 Rule 5 Draft?

Tim WilliamsOctober 8, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Have Off-Season Money to Spend in the Initial 2017 Payroll Projection

Tim WilliamsOctober 7, 2016
Adrian Valerio 3216

Instructs Report: Nice Day for Hughston at the Plate; Valerio Plays Second Base

John DrekerOctober 6, 2016

Instructs Report: Max Kranick Showing Promise With His New Curveball

Tim WilliamsOctober 5, 2016

Instructs Report: Stephen Alemais Showing Better Offense, Still Amazing Defense

Tim WilliamsOctober 4, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Should the Pirates Trade Andrew McCutchen This Off-Season?

Tim WilliamsOctober 3, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects