P2 Top 30

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Jose Osuna), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season, he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot. Removing these guys doesn’t mean they have lost prospect status. It is just an attempt to get more active prospects on the list. Rankings are from the 2017 Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Austin Meadows, CF, Indianapolis -[insert_php] include_once (‘./p2-stats/stats_functions.php’);
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2. Mitch Keller, RHP, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(656605,’P’,’20170614′);
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3. Kevin Newman, SS, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(621028,’B’,’20170614′);
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4. Cole Tucker, SS, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(657061,’B’,’20170614′);
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5. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(663647,’B’,’20170614′);
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6. Will Craig, 3B, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(643269,’B’,’20170614′);
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7. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(621368,’P’,’20170614′);
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8. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(656543,’P’,’20170614′);
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9. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(592468,’P’,’20170614′);
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10. Steven Brault, LHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(643230,’P’,’20170614′);
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11. Clay Holmes, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(605280,’P’,’20170614′);
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12. Braeden Ogle, LHP, Extended Spring Training – [insert_php] display_top30(669180,’P’,’20170416′);
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13. Max Kranick, RHP, Extended Spring Training – [insert_php] display_top30(668820,’P’,’20170416′);
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14. Elias Diaz, C, Pirates – [insert_php] display_top30(553869,’B’,’20170614′);
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15. Edgar Santana, RHP, Pirates – [insert_php] display_top30(650828,’P’,’20170614′);
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16. Luis Escobar, RHP, West Virginia – [insert_php] display_top30(650813,’P’,’20170614′);
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17. Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(596720,’P’,’20170614′);
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18. Yeudy Garcia, RHP, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(650817,’P’,’20170614′);
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19. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(596012,’B’,’20170614′);
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20. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(621169,’P’,’20170614′);
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21. Stephen Alemais, SS, West Virginia – [insert_php] display_top30(641301,’B’,’20170614′);
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22. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(663399,’P’,’20170614′);
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23. Travis MacGregor, RHP, Extended Spring Training – [insert_php] display_top30(669740,’P’,’20170416′);
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24. Barrett Barnes, LF, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(608627,’B’,’20170614′);
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25. Max Moroff, 2B, Pirates -[insert_php] display_top30(621559,’B’,’20170614′);
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26. Eric Wood, 3B, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(607780,’B’,’20170614′);
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27. J.T. Brubaker, RHP, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(664141,’P’,’20170614′);
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28. Chris Bostick, INF/OF, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(607471,’B’,’20170614′);
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29. Connor Joe, 3B, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(656582,’B’,’20170614′);
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30. Pat Light, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(572990,’P’,’20170614′);
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P2 Top Performers

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Prospect-Watch-Indy

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Indianapolis was postponed. That could mean that tomorrow will be Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow pitching in a doubleheader. Check tomorrow’s Morning Report for details.

Prospect-Watch-Altoona-Curve

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ALTOONA, Pa. – Yeudy Garcia looked to pick up the pieces tonight in Altoona after a terrible start last week in Harrisburg, where he allowed six runs on six hits and six walks in 4.2 innings. Unfortunately, things went from bad to worse for the righty, as he was removed from the game in the second inning with a back injury. He allowed five runs on five hits, two walks, and a HBP before the injury occurred.

Garcia did not look good before being pulled from the game anyway, but it did not seem that the back injury was affecting his play through the first four outs. After a swinging strikeout with his fastball to begin the game, everything went downhill. He walked the next batter, allowed a hard hit double to center, then hit the next batter. Luckily, he got out of the first inning with the bases loaded by turning an everyday 1-2-3 double play on a comebacker.

After a bunch of hard hit balls and a walk in the second, Garcia was pulled during the middle of an at-bat to Portland’s Rafael Devers. Manager Michael Ryan and the Curve’s trainer ran out to the mound immediately, and after a few moments, Ryan signaled to the bullpen to remove Garcia from the game.

Garcia will be evaluated tomorrow, but there is doubt he will make his next scheduled start.

Before the injury happened, things just weren’t going right for the righty. Ryan confirmed that his lack of fastball command didn’t allow him to fully utilize his slider, and it was too easy for hitters to sit on a pitch in the zone.

“He couldn’t get much over and fell behind in counts,” Ryan said. “It seemed like he didn’t know where his fastball was going. Big innings happen quickly if that’s the case. He was up in the zone against a good hitting club.”

Jared Lakind relieved Garcia in the second inning and went 2.2 IP while allowing two earned runs. It was a cold entrance for Lakind, who allowed an earned run for himself in the second inning. He also allowed a solo home run to Boston prospect Rafael Devers in the fourth inning.

Tate Scioneaux and Buddy Borden were very good, as usually. They combined for five scoreless innings with only one hit (off of Borden). Borden came into the game with a .175 batting average against, good for fourth best in the Eastern League. Scioneaux has the second lowest BB/9 ratio in the Eastern League (1.11 BB/9).

Offensively, Pablo Reyes had three hits from the lead-off spot for Michael Ryan’s club. Reyes is hitting .286 with a .370 OBP while in the leadoff spot.

“That first at-bat in the first inning is the first time we’ve had a lead-off guy on in a long time,” Ryan said. “He has great speed and gives us a bunch of different options. He did a nice job.”

Connor Joe impressed again tonight with his second strong game in a row after tough couple week stretch in to start the month. In the first, he hit a 2-RBI double to left field. In the fifth, he lined a single into right field with the bases loaded to score a run. These hits came one day after a couple hard hit balls yesterday, too.

“I like where he is at right now,” Ryan said. “He’s very close to turning it around and getting back to where he was three weeks ago.” -Sean McCool

Prospect-Watch-Bradenton

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Bradenton got stomped in the first game of a doubleheader, losing 11-1 to Tampa. The opposing winning pitcher in this game was Stephen Tarpley, making just his second appearance of the season. Gage Hinsz lasted just 1.2 innings in this game and allowed five runs, although three of those runs scored off of reliever Sam Street before he could record one out. He gave up a bases clearing double to Tito Polo, so this was a fun game all-around for the former Pirates sticking it to their old club.

The only Bradenton run scored on the 15th home run of the season by Logan Hill. Mitchell Tolman has two hits, while Christian Kelley hit his ninth double of the season. Will Craig reached base twice on a hit-by-pitch and a walk. Kevin Krause had two walks. The Marauders left nine men on base and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Game Two recap: Bradenton lost game two by a 5-1 score and just like in game one, the only Marauder run scored on a homer.

Taylor Hearn started this game and had some command issues, which led to him throwing 86 pitches (52 strikes) through his four innings of work. He allowed just three hits, but walked four batters, which led to three runs. He struck out five batters, giving him 74 strikeouts in 60.2 innings this season.

Brandon Cumpton made his third appearance in his return from two major surgeries and he allowed two runs over three innings. He is going further each outing, starting with one inning in his first game and advancing to two in his second appearance. Cumpton threw 49 pitches in this game.

The only Bradenton run scored on a solo homer from Zack George, his second of the season. Casey Hughston hit his 12th double and drew a walk. Will Craig went 1-for-3 with a single. He has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games. On the season, he has reached base in 50 of 58 games. He currently has a .288/.391/.420 slash line.

The Marauders came into these games trailing in the division by one game, with six games left in the first half. With a Palm Beach win and these two losses, they are now 2.5 games back with four games left.

Prospect-Watch-WV-Power

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West Virginia lost 5-3 to Charleston on Thursday in a sloppy game. The Power committed three errors, two of which led to runs, providing the difference in the game.

Cam Vieaux started and wasn’t sharp in this one, but still put in a decent outing as far as limiting runs. He allowed three runs (two earned) over 5.1 innings, with eight hits and three walks, while failing to pick up a strikeout. After starting the season with seven straight starts without allowing more than one run, Vieaux has given up a total of 13 earned runs in his last four starts. The lack of strikeouts are a bit worrisome for a 23-year-old pitcher with his college pedigree. His season high for strikeouts is four this year and he has a total of 33 in 62.2 innings.

The Power had six hits in the game, with Brent Gibbs and Albert Baur each picking up two apiece. Adrian Valerio had a tough game in his second day back after a facial injury kept him out for 11 days. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts to snap his 11-game hit streak. He also committed his third error, although it was quickly erased on a double play and didn’t cost the Power a run.

Prospect-Watch-DSL

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The DSL Pirates won 6-3 on Wednesday. Boxscore still isn’t up, but here is what I know. Santiago Florez allowed one run over 4.1 innings in his second career start. Samuel Reyes, the younger brother of Pablo Reyes, got the win by allowing two runs in 2.2 innings, and Kleiner Machado threw a scoreless frame.

On offense, Sherten Apostel had two hits, including his second double. Emison Soto was 1-for-2, with a walk. Pedro Castillo had two hits and scored two runs. Ruben Gonzalez, Kyle Simmons, Williams Calderon and Rayvi Rodriguez each had one hit. Top prospects Jean Eusebio, Francisco Acuna and Larry Alcime all had the day off.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Did I miss something regarding Cole Tucker? He’s been out for a couple weeks now. I thought he just had a jammed thumb?

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