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 (Colin Moran, Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), 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, Pirates – In Majors

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 – 0-for-4

7. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Altoona –  DNP

8. Lolo Sanchez, CF, West Virginia – 0-for-3, BB

9. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Altoona – DNP

10. Jordan Luplow, LF, Indianapolis –  1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB

11. Luis Escobar, RHP, Bradenton –   DNP

12. Clay Holmes, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

13. Braeden Ogle, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

14. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

15. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – DNP

16. Adrian Valerio, SS, Bradenton – 0-for-4

17. Calvin Mitchell, OF, West Virginia – DNP

18. Oneil Cruz, SS, West Virginia – 1-for-2, 2 BB

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

20. Dario Agrazal, RHP, Altoona – DNP

21. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

22. Will Craig, 1B, Altoona – DNP

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

24. Jason Martin, OF, Altoona – DNP

25. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – 3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO

26. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Altoona – DNP

27. Mason Martin, 1B, Bristol – DNP

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

29. Cody Bolton, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

30. Steven Jennings, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

Prospect-Watch-Indy

Indianapolis lost 11-1 to Pawtucket.

Brandon Waddell made his third start for Indianapolis. He got knocked out early in the first game, then rebounded with 5.2 shutout frames. On Sunday, Waddell had a start very similar to his first game. He went just three innings, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks, with no strikeouts. The big hit was a three-run homer in the third. Waddell threw 71 pitches, with 37 going for strikes.

Jesus Liranzo followed Waddell and couldn’t even get through an inning. He allowed four runs on four walks and a hit. Just 15 of his 37 pitches went for strikes. Damien Magnifico allowed two runs in 2.1 innings. Josh Smoker tossed two perfect frames and combined with Magnifico to strike out eight batters.

The only Indianapolis run scored on a Christopher Bostick singled, followed a few batters later by a Jose Osuna sacrifice fly. Bostick’s hit with one out of the sixth was the first Indianapolis hit of the game. Jordan Luplow went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Pablo Reyes had a single and a walk.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Prospect-Watch-Altoona-Curve

Altoona had their game canceled due to rain. Since they don’t play Hartford again this season, the game with not be made up.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Prospect-Watch-Bradenton

Bradenton lost 4-2 to Tampa.

The Marauders scored both of their runs on homers. Hunter Owen hit his seventh and Lucas Tancas hit his third. They had just two other hits in the game, singles by Owen and Mitchell Tolman. Both Tancas and Tolman also drew walks, the only two by Bradenton.

Mike Wallace got the start and gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. He had three strikeouts and served up three solo homers, while throwing 59 of his 89 pitches for strikes. Ronny Agustin followed with two shutout innings.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.

Prospect-Watch-WV-Power

West Virginia lost 6-1 to Hickory.

Max Kranick got roughed up in his last outing after putting up two strong starts to begin his time in Low-A. It looked like today’s game was going to be even worse than that last outing, but Kranick settled down after a rough second inning. He finished with four runs (all in the second) on eight hits and two walks, with three strikeouts over five innings. He threw 85 pitches, with 52 going for strikes. Only two batters reached base in the final three innings. Sergio Cubilete followed and allowed two runs in three innings. One was unearned due to Oneil Cruz’s 22nd error.

On offense, Chris Sharpe (pictured above) had three hits, including his seventh double. Brett Pope doubled and drove in Sharpe with the lone run. Deon Stafford had two hits. Oneil Cruz had a single and two walks. Ben Bengtson doubled and stole his first base.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

You can view the season preview here.

Prospect-Watch-DSL

The DSL Pirates1 were off on Sunday

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

The DSL Pirates2 were off on Sunday

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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