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 (Austin Meadows, 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, Bradenton – 4 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

2. Cole Tucker, SS, Altoona – DNP

3. Shane Baz, RHP, Bristol – DNP

4. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Altoona – DNP

5. Kevin Newman, SS, Indianapolis – DNP

6. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Altoona – DNP

7. Lolo Sanchez, CF, West Virginia – DNP

8. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Altoona – DNP

9. Jordan Luplow, LF, Pirates – In Majors

10. Luis Escobar, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

11. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

12. Braeden Ogle, LHP, West Virginia – DNP

13. Nick Kingham, RHP, Pirates – In Majors

14. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – DNP

15. Adrian Valerio, SS, Bradenton – 1-for-4, BB

16. Calvin Mitchell, OF, West Virginia – DNP

17. Oneil Cruz, SS, West Virginia – DNP

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

19. Dario Agrazal, RHP, Altoona – DNP

20. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

21. Will Craig, 1B, Altoona – DNP

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

23. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – DNP

24. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

25. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Altoona – DNP

26. Mason Martin, 1B, Bristol – DNP

27. Conner Uselton, OF, Bristol – 0-for-3, BB

28. Cody Bolton, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

29. Steven Jennings, RHP, Bristol – DNP

30. Max Kranick, RHP, West Virginia – DNP

Prospect-Watch-Indy

Indianapolis is on their All-Star break until Thursday.

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Prospect-Watch-Altoona-Curve

Altoona is on their All-Star break until Thursday.

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Prospect-Watch-Bradenton

Bradenton won 11-10 over Lakeland.

Mitch Keller got the start one day after Clay Holmes dominated for six innings. Keller couldn’t match his performance, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk in four innings. Keller had just two strikeouts and there were some excellent defensive plays behind him that limited the damage. He threw 73 pitches, with 54 going for strikes, and he posted a 6:1 GO/AO ratio.

Adam Oller followed Keller and gave up five runs in 1.2 innings, as the scoring took off late in this contest. Jordan Jess was out next and he gave up three runs in 1.1 innings. Ronny Agustin took the ball with an 11-10 lead in the eighth and threw two shutout innings for the save.

Bligh Madris had a big game, hitting a single, his 11th double and his seventh home run. He drove in four runs and scored twice. Albert Baur drove in three runs with his tenth home run of the season. Brett Pope reached base all four times up with a single, double and two walks. He scored two runs and picked up an RBI. Mitchell Tolman had two hits and drove in two runs. Jared Oliva stole his 25th base. Sean Rodriguez started at shortstop again and went 0-for-4, scoring two runs. He is 7-for-31 in eight minor league games.

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Prospect-Watch-WV-Power

West Virginia was off on Tuesday.

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Prospect-Watch-Morgantown

Morgantown was off on Tuesday.

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Prospect-Watch-Bristol

Bristol lost 11-2 to Pulaski.

Will Kobos got the spot start in place of Colin Selby. He didn’t last long, getting knocked out after the first four batters reached in the third inning. He allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks, while striking out three batters. Kobos threw 35 of 53 pitches for strikes. Adonis Pichardo followed and allowed five runs (three earned) over three innings.

Alec Rennard got his second appearance and allowed one run over 1.2 innings with some help from Allen Montgomery, who was making his pro debut. Montgomery inherited three runners from Rennard and picked up a strikeout to end the inning. He then threw a scoreless eighth inning.

Bristol wasn’t hitting much in this game, being held to one hit for most of the contest. They scored twice in the eighth and since Jonah Davis wasn’t in the lineup, it had to be Mikell Granberry providing the offense. He had an RBI double for their only extra-base hit and also added a walk. Granberry put up a 1.805 OPS last week and he ranks sixth in the league in slugging. Chase Lambert had two singles and Yondry Contreras had the other hit. Gabriel Brito had two walks and a run scored.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Prospect-Watch-GCL

The GCL Pirates were off on Tuesday.

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Prospect-Watch-DSL

The DSL Pirates1 were rained out.

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The DSL Pirates2 were rained out.

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