Prospect Watch: Travis Swaggerty Homers, Strong Starts from Osvaldo Bido and Dario Agrazal

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 (Kevin Newman, Nick Burdi and Pablo Reyes), 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 (Travis MacGregor), 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 updated 2019 Prospect Guide, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Mitch Keller, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

2. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Indianapolis – DNP

3. Cole Tucker, SS, Pirates – In Majors

4. Oneil Cruz, SS, Bradenton – DNP

5. Travis Swaggerty, CF, Bradenton – 2-for-4, HR (2), RBI

6. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – DNP

7. Bryan Reynolds, OF, Pirates – In Majors

8. Will Craig, 1B, Indianapolis – DNP

9. Jason Martin, OF, Pirates – In Majors

10. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

11. Calvin Mitchell, OF, Bradenton – 1-for-4, 2B

12. Cody Bolton, RHP, Bradenton –  DNP

13. Tahnaj Thomas, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

14. Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

15. Lolo Sanchez, CF, Greensboro – 1-for-5, SB

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

17. Braeden Ogle, LHP, Greensboro – DNP

18. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona – 0-for-4

19. Michael Burrows, RHP, Extended Spring Training – DNP

20. Jared Oliva, CF, Altoona – 1-for-4

21. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, Greensboro – DNP

22. Max Kranick, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

23. Luis Escobar, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

24. Osvaldo Bido, RHP, Greensboro – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 SO

25. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

26. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Altoona – DNP

27. Aaron Shortridge, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

28. Blake Weiman, RHP, Altoona – DNP

29. Steven Jennings, RHP, Greensboro – DNP

30. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP


Indianapolis was off on Monday.

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Altoona lost 1-0 to Harrisburg, squandering a strong pitching performance by Dario Agrazal. After six shutout innings in his previous start, Agrazal went even better on this night. He went seven shutout frames, giving up just three hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts. He threw 57 of 79 pitches for strikes and had an 8:2 GO/AO ratio. Agrazal has a 19:0 SO/BB ratio in 25 innings this season. The Senators scored a run in the eighth off of Vicente Campos on a solo homer.

The Curve hitters had six hits on the night, though they had trouble getting runners in scoring position. Logan Hill’s sixth double of the season was the only extra-base hit. Bligh Madris had two hits, while Jared Oliva, Arden Pabst and Mitchell Tolman each had singles. They went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and failed to draw a walk.

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Bradenton lost 4-1 to Fort Myers. Oddy Nunez started and went five innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks, with four strikeouts. Hunter Stratton followed with three shutout innings, giving up two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. Ryan Valdes threw a scoreless ninth to keep his ERA at 0.00 through 8.1 innings this season.

Travis Swaggerty accounted for the only Bradenton run in the eighth inning with his second home run of the season. He also singled earlier in the contest. Calvin Mitchell and Adrian Valerio each hit their third double of the season. Jose Osuna played his first rehab game and went 1-for-4 with a single. He was in right field and played all nine innings. Osuna injured his neck at the end of Spring Training.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Greensboro won 6-0 over Lexington on Monday night. Osvaldo Bido got the start and went 5.2 shutout innings on four hits, four walks and four strikeouts. He had a 6:3 GO/AO ratio and threw 52 of 88 pitches for strikes. Bido had just two walks before today and he wasn’t that wild in this game. The strike zone was very small top to bottom and he wasn’t getting any belt high pitches called for strikes. Bido still managed to work around it and he has now allowed just one run in 22.2 innings this season (0.40 ERA). Cam Alldred continued his solid season with three strikeouts in his 1.1 innings. He has given up one run in ten innings. Conner Loeprich and Logan Stoelke each tossed a scoreless frame.

The Grasshoppers got solo homers from Mason Martin (3rd homer) and Rodolfo Castro (2nd). Martin also had a single, a walk, an RBI ground out and he stole his first base of the season. Pat Dorrian had two doubles, drove in two runs and scored once. Grant Koch came into the game with a .108 average, but he went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Connor Kaiser had three walks and a run scored. Lolo Sanchez stole his sixth base of the season.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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