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 (Colin Moran, Edgar Santana, Dovydas Neverauskas), 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 our 2018 Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Mitch Keller, RHP, Altoona – DNP

2. Austin Meadows, CF, Indianapolis – 0-for-3, BB

3. Cole Tucker, SS, Altoona – DNP

4. Shane Baz, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

5. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Altoona – DNP

6. Kevin Newman, SS, Indianapolis – DNP

7. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Altoona – DNP

8. Lolo Sanchez, CF, West Virginia – DNP

9. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Altoona – DNP

10. Jordan Luplow, LF, Indianapolis – DNP

11. Luis Escobar, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

12. Clay Holmes, RHP, Pirates – DNP

13. Braeden Ogle, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

14. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

15. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – 2-for-4

16. Max Moroff, INF, Indianapolis – 0-for-5

17. Kyle Crick, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

18. Adrian Valerio, SS, Bradenton – 1-for-4, 2B

19. Calvin Mitchell, OF, West Virginia – DNP

20. Oneil Cruz, SS, West Virginia – DNP

21. Nick Burdi, RHP, Pirates (disabled list) – DNP

22. Dario Agrazal, RHP, Altoona – DNP

23. JT Brubaker, RHP, Altoona – DNP

24. Will Craig, 1B, Altoona – DNP

25. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona – DNP

26. Jason Martin, OF, Altoona – DNP

27. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Altoona – DNP

28. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

29. Mason Martin, 1B, West Virginia – DNP

30. Conner Uselton, OF, Extended Spring Training – DNP

Prospect-Watch-Indy

Indianapolis lost 13-3 to Toledo due to some poor pitching and costly errors. The first Triple-A start from Austin Coley was not memorable. He gave up six earned runs on seven hits, while recording just two outs. He threw a total of 40 pitches in the inning. Brett McKinney came on to try to give Indianapolis some innings, but he needed 60 pitches to get through 2.1 frames. Damien Magnifico was able to go four innings, before Tyler Jones had a tough eighth frame. Kevin Kramer committed two errors which led to five unearned runs.

On offense, Christopher Bostick led the way with three hits, including his second double. He also scored a run. Jacob Stallings had a single, hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly, while driving in two runs. Both Bostick and Stallings are hitting .500 so far. Kevin Kramer had two hits and an RBI. Jose Osuna had a single and a walk. Eric Wood hit his third double.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.

Prospect-Watch-Altoona-Curve

Altoona was postponed today due to weather. They will make up the game in June.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.

Prospect-Watch-Bradenton

Bradenton won 7-3 with the help of two big hits from Bligh Madris. Cam Vieaux started the game and allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in five innings. He picked up seven strikeouts and threw 62 of is 89 pitches for strikes. In his second game back from Tommy John surgery, Bo Schultz threw 1.2 scoreless innings. Matt Eckelman finished out the game for his second save.

Madris hit a two-run homer in the third inning, his first of the season. He added some insurance runs in the ninth inning with a two-run single. Bradenton got on the board in the first inning due to a wild pitch and a fielding error, then scored another run in the ninth on an error.

Tyler Gaffney batted lead-off and had a single, walk and two runs scored. Adrian Valerio picked up his first double of the season. Lucas Tancas had two hits. Casey Hughston is now 0-for-14 on the season.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.

Prospect-Watch-WV-Power

West Virginia had their game postponed due to wet grounds. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Here’s the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.

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