As Tim Williams mentioned in the Site Updates article from Thursday, we are still waiting for the daily stats to work in the Prospect Watch for the top 30 players. We have been mentioning each player in the game recaps and the boxscores have been working the entire time, so we have been trying to do a good job of making up for the stats missing while we wait for it to be fixed. That being said, how about stats for each of the top 30 prospects, who aren’t rehabbing injuries (Nick Kingham and Barrett Barnes) or in Extended Spring Training (Braeden Ogle, Max Kranick and Travis MacGregor).
Here are the remaining 25 players with one slight change. I took out Jose Osuna, who we are leaving on the list until Monday just to make sure he sticks with the Pirates. In his place, I’ve included Indianapolis reliever Pat Light, who will take over the 30th spot from Osuna if he sticks.
Austin Meadows, AAA – .184/.255/.286 in 13 games
Mitch Keller, High-A – 14.1 IP, 5.02 ERA, .268 BAA, 1.12 WHIP, 11 SO
Kevin Newman, AA – .304/.385/.391 in 11 games
Cole Tucker, High-A – .204/.302/.259 in 14 games. Leads system with 11 stolen bases
Ke’Bryan Hayes, High-A – .233/.298/.326 in 11 games
Will Craig, High-A – .269/.387/.327 in 14 games
Taylor Hearn, High-A – 13.2 IP, 5.27 ERA, .296 BAA, 1.46 WHIP, 16 SO
Gage Hinsz, High-A – 9.2 IP, 6.52 ERA, .243 BAA, 1.34 WHIP, 6 SO
Steven Brault, AAA – 15.0 IP, 3.60 ERA, .222 BAA, 1.33 WHIP, 12 SO
Clay Holmes, AAA – 10.2 IP, 5.06 ERA, .341 BAA, 1.97 WHIP, 11 SO
Elias Diaz, AAA – .275/.293/.375 in ten games
Edgar Santana, AAA – 8.0 IP, 1.13 ERA, .154 BAA, 0.63 WHIP, 6 SO
Luis Escobar, Low-A – 16.2 IP, 3.24 ERA, .219 BAA, 0.95 WHIP, 32 SO
Dovydas Neverauskas, AAA – 7.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, .154 BAA, 0.95 WHIP, 5 SO
Yeudy Garcia, AA – 4.2 IP, 9.64 ERA, .381 BAA, 2.46 WHIP, 4 SO
Kevin Kramer, AA – .417/.571/.778 in 11 games
Tyler Eppler, AAA – 17.0 IP, 1.06 ERA, .164 BAA, 0.65 WHIP, 11 SO
Stephen Alemais, Low-A – .275/.341/.600 in ten games
Brandon Waddell, AA – 4.0 IP, 9.00 ERA, .188 BAA, 1.00 WHIP, 5 SO (currently on DL)
Max Moroff, AAA – .208/.288/.566 in 13 games. Leads system with five homers
Eric Wood, AAA – .140/.220/.349 in 13 games
JT Brubaker, AA – 17.0 IP, 4.76 ERA, .323 BAA, 1.65 WHIP, 13 SO
Chris Bostick, AAA – .265/.294/.429 in 13 games
Connor Joe, AA – .206/.325/.294 in 12 games
Pat Light, AAA – 7.2 IP, 3.52 ERA, .231 BAA, 1.17 WHIP, 6 SO
PIRATES GAME GRAPH
Pirates were off on Thursday
Today’s Starter and Notes: The Pittsburgh Pirates were off yesterday. They open a three-game series against the New York Yankees tonight. Tyler Glasnow will make his third start against lefty CC Sabathia, who has a 1.47 ERA through three starts.
In the minors, Gage Hinsz makes his third start of the season for Bradenton. He couldn’t get out of the fourth inning in his first start, then bounced back with a six inning performance his last time out. Altoona’s Tanner Anderson has given up one run over his first two starts and he has posted a 3.40 GO/AO ratio.
MLB: Pittsburgh (6-9) vs Yankees (10-5) 7:05 PM
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (12.15 ERA, 7:8 BB/SO, 6.2 IP)
AAA: Indianapolis (4-10) vs Scranton-WB (6-7) 7:15 PM (season preview)
Probable starter: Josh Lindblom (3.27 ERA, 2:13 BB/SO, 11.0 IP)
AA: Altoona (9-4) @ Akron (4-9) 6:35 PM (season preview)
Probable starter: Tanner Anderson (0.84 ERA, 4:4 BB/SO, 10.2 IP)
High-A: Bradenton (9-6) vs Clearwater (11-4) 6:30 PM (season preview)
Probable starter: Gage Hinsz (6.52 ERA, 4:6 BB/SO, 9.2 IP)
Low-A: West Virginia (7-8) vs Lakewood (8-7) 7:05 PM (season preview)
Probable starter: Matt Anderson (7.50 ERA, 6:10 BB/SO, 12.0 IP)
From Wednesday, the fifth home run of the season from Max Moroff, which is tops among all Pirates
4/20: Chris Diaz assigned to Altoona
4/19: Brett McKinney assigned to Extended Spring Training. Johnny Barbato added to Indianapolis roster.
4/18: Starling Marte suspended 80 games by MLB. Pirates recall Jose Osuna
4/18: Brandon Waddell placed on disabled list
4/18: Joey Terdoslavich added to Indianapolis roster
4/18: Pedro Vasquez added to Bradenton roster. Julio Eusebio assigned to Extended Spring Training
4/17: Pirates acquire Johnny Barbato from New York Yankees. Barbato optioned to Indianapolis.
4/15: Cam Vieaux added to West Virginia roster. Mike Wallace assigned to Extended Spring Training
4/13: Julio Eusebio added to Bradenton roster. Pedro Vasquez assigned to Extended Spring Training
THIS DATE IN PIRATES HISTORY
Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, with three of them playing during this century. Kip Wells, Ronnie Paulino and Jack Taschner all put in time during the down years between playoff appearances. The one player that didn’t play during this current era is shortstop Stan Rojek, who was a member of the Pirates from 1948 until 1951. Rojek didn’t have a career that stands out in the majors, but he did serve during WWII, missing three years of his playing career in the process.
Speaking of Rojek, the first year he served in the military was 1943 and that year was the only time the Pirates opened up a season on April 21st. Like every other team in baseball, the Pirates has players leave to serve in the military. The club was still strong enough that season to finish with an 80-74 record. On Opening Day, Pittsburgh won 6-0 in Chicago with Rip Sewell on the mound. He pitched a complete game and Vince DiMaggio drove in two runs. You can see the boxscore here.
On this date in 1916, the Pirates lost an appeal from a day earlier, but it brought about a rule change from the league. Runner Doc Johnston was called out at third base when he was touched by third base coach Jimmy Callahan, even though the ball wasn’t in play at the time. The league announced the next day that umpires will no longer call players out for making contact with the coach unless it directly helps them in anyway, such as a coach pushing them back/towards the next base.