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, 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’,’20170712′);
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3. Kevin Newman, SS, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(621028,’B’,’20170713′);
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4. Cole Tucker, SS, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(657061,’B’,’20170712′);
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5. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Bradenton -[insert_php] display_top30(663647,’B’,’20170712′);
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6. Will Craig, 3B, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(643269,’B’,’20170712′);
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7. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(621368,’P’,’20170712′);
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8. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Bradenton – [insert_php] display_top30(656543,’P’,’20170712′);
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9. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(592468,’P’,’20170713′);
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10. Steven Brault, LHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(643230,’P’,’20170713′);
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11. Clay Holmes, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(605280,’P’,’20170713′);
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12. Braeden Ogle, LHP, Bristol – [insert_php] display_top30(669180,’P’,’20170712′);
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13. Max Kranick, RHP, GCL Pirates – [insert_php] display_top30(668820,’P’,’20170713′);
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14. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(553869,’B’,’20170713′);
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15. Edgar Santana, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(650828,’P’,’20170713′);
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16. Luis Escobar, RHP, West Virginia – [insert_php] display_top30(650813,’P’,’20170712′);
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17. Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(596720,’P’,’20170713′);
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18. Yeudy Garcia, RHP, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(650817,’P’,’20170713′);
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19. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Altoona -[insert_php] display_top30(596012,’B’,’20170713′);
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20. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(621169,’P’,’20170713′);
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21. Stephen Alemais, SS, West Virginia – [insert_php] display_top30(641301,’B’,’20170711′);
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22. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(663399,’P’,’20170713′);
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23. Travis MacGregor, RHP, Bristol – [insert_php] display_top30(669740,’P’,’20170712′);
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24. Barrett Barnes, LF, Indianapolis -[insert_php] display_top30(608627,’B’,’20170712′);
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25. Max Moroff, 2B, Pirates -[insert_php] display_top30(621559,’B’,’20170713′);
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26. Eric Wood, 3B, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(607780,’B’,’20170713′);
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27. J.T. Brubaker, RHP, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(664141,’P’,’20170713′);
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28. Chris Bostick, INF/OF, Indianapolis – [insert_php] display_top30(607471,’B’,’20170713′);
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29. Connor Joe, 3B, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(656582,’B’,’20170713′);
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30. Jin-De Jhang, C, Altoona – [insert_php] display_top30(618085,’B’,’20170713′);
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P2 Top Performers

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Prospect-Watch-Indy

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Indianapolis is off until Thursday.

Prospect-Watch-Altoona-Curve

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Altoona is off until Thursday.

Prospect-Watch-Bradenton

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Bradenton has off on Tuesday.

Prospect-Watch-WV-Power

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West Virginia has off on Tuesday.

Prospect-Watch-Morgantown

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Morgantown lost the series opener to Hudson Valley by a 7-4 score on Tuesday. Gavin Wallace started, coming into the game with nine shutout innings and a 10:0 SO/BB ratio in his first three starts as a pro. He had his first poor outing, giving up five runs on six hits in 4.2 innings. He was scheduled to go five innings, but reached his pitch count in the fifth, throwing 78 pitches, with 48 for strikes. He issued his first walk, but still has a 15:1 SO/BB ratio through his first 13.2 innings. Wallace had an impressive fourth inning when he struck out the side, all on his curve, with two of the batters going down looking. Before he could record the final out of the fifth inning, Nicholas Economos gave up an inherited run and two runs of his own.

The offense had eight hits, including doubles by three draft picks. Third round pick Dylan Busby went 2-for-4 with his fourth double and an RBI. He also committed his second error and was thrown out trying to steal. Tristan Gray had a walk and two hits, including his fourth double. He committed his first error. Both Busby and Gray had a run scored and an RBI. Bligh Madris hit his third double and scored a run.

Michael de la Cruz went 1-for-4 with a single and three strikeouts. He had an odd caught stealing, where he beat the throw, but tried to slide to the outside of the bag (feet first) and never touched the bag until most of his body was past it already. He was trying to avoid the tag it appeared, but he easily beat the throw, so it was an unnecessary move and it cost him.

Prospect-Watch-Bristol
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Bristol has off on Tuesday

Prospect-Watch-GCL

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The GCL Pirates won for just the third time this season, taking a 5-3 decision from the Braves. Cody Bolton, who signed an over-slot deal in the sixth round, made his pro debut in this game. The 19-year-old right-hander started and went two innings, allowing one run on two hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. He recorded his other three outs on ground balls. The one run scored in the first inning on a single, stolen base and another single. Bolton retired the side in order in the second inning.

The Pirates had 11 hits in this game, including two doubles and three triples. Gabriel Brito had the big hit in the game, belting a two-run triple in the fourth inning. He would score one batter later on a Lolo Sanchez single. Stephen Alemais had a single, double and a walk, as he continues his rehab, which could be over now. He is supposed to join West Virginia around mid-week. Jeremias Portorreal hit his third triple and Rodolfo Castro connected on his fourth double.

Mason Martin picked up his first pro hit, a sixth inning single. He is 1-for-10 with three walks and six strikeouts. He started the game at first base, then moved to left field later. Martin committed his second error at first base in his second game there.

Hector Garcia followed Bolton today, making his first appearance since a shoulder injury landed him on the DL on April 24th. He hit a batter, otherwise retired the side quickly in his only inning. This game also marked the return of Eddy Vizcaino, who had a major leg injury early in Spring Training. Originally, he wasn’t expected back until later in the season, but he beat the low-end estimate by about two weeks. On an even better note, he was able to leg out a triple.

Austin Shields was originally scheduled to start, but he needed to take a few days off due to a minor infection in his armpit. He took four days off from throwing, but resumed today on the side.

Prospect-Watch-DSL

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The DSL Pirates won their 20th game of the season, beating the Indians by a 6-3 score. Jose Marcano started and allowed one run over five innings. That gives him a 3.27 ERA through 33 innings and seven appearances this season. Pablo Santana was out next and picked up the win despite allowing two runs on one hit, two walks, two hit batters and a wild pitch during his two innings of work. Wilmer Contreras got the save with two shutout frames.

Sherten Apostel returned to the lineup one day after leaving early due to a migraine headache. He went 1-for-4 and drove in his league leading 34th run. Samuel Inoa had two doubles, a walk and a run scored. He’s hitting .395 now with nine doubles. Carlos Garcia had the big hit and it isn’t something you see often. He hit a bases clearing single to drive in three runs. Emison Soto stole two base to give him 12 steals on the season. Shortstop Francisco Acuna went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and run scored, but he also committed two errors. The Pirates scored all six of their runs in the sixth inning

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    • Yes, something apparently minor enough that all he missed was his bullpen between starts and did that today instead. They didn’t say if his start will just be pushed back or skipped

  1. Its nice to see the DSL team doing better this year – they’ve been pretty bad the last 2-3 years….looks like there are at least 3-4 guys on that team that have possibilities as hitters – Apostel, Inoa, etc.

    • Results at this level are not really very significant. Hitters having good years are just proving that they can hit 17 year old kids. Thousands of HS kids in the US do that and often have to walk on just to play in college.

      And the same goes double for pitchers. A guy with an 86 mph FB and a mediocre breaking ball that he can throw for strikes is Sandy Koufax at this level. Just like he would be at your local HS.

      • Production of baseball talent is a major industry in the DR. The best of the 12/13/14’s are recruited and signed by a developmental group. Then they put in 3 or 4 years of intense work with that group preparing for the International Draft when they turn 16.

        A possible comparable in the US are the 2% of HS players who are recruited and selected to play traveling/competitive baseball who work year round, and play 100+ games a year.

      • I would rather see them hit the HS pitchers than not hit them (which has been pretty much the case in recent years

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