P2 Top 30A 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, Bryan Reynolds and Cole Tucker), 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 – 1-for-3, BB

3. Oneil Cruz, SS, Bradenton – DNP

4. Travis Swaggerty, CF, Bradenton – 1-for-4

5. Kevin Kramer, 2B, Indianapolis – 0-for-3, RBI

6. Will Craig, 1B, Indianapolis – 1-for-4, 2B

7. Jason Martin, OF, Indianapolis – DNP

8. JT Brubaker, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

9. Calvin Mitchell, OF, Bradenton – 1-for-4

10. Cody Bolton, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

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

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

13. Lolo Sanchez, CF, Greensboro – DNP

14. Pablo Reyes, Util, Indianapolis – 1-for-4, 2B

15. Clay Holmes, RHP, Pirates – In Majors

16. Braeden Ogle, LHP, Greensboro – DNP

17. Stephen Alemais, 2B/SS, Altoona Out for the Season

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

19. Jared Oliva, CF, Altoona – DNP

20. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, Greensboro – DNP

21. Max Kranick, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

22. Luis Escobar, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

23. Osvaldo Bido, RHP, Greensboro – DNP

24. Eduardo Vera, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

25. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Altoona – DNP

26. Aaron Shortridge, RHP, Bradenton – DNP

27. Blake Weiman, LHP, Altoona – DNP

28. Steven Jennings, RHP, Greensboro – DNP

29. Brandon Waddell, LHP, Indianapolis – DNP

30. Jesus Liranzo, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

Prospect-Watch-Indy

Indianapolis won 2-0 over Charlotte. Dario Agrazal got the start and went six shutout innings on four hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. This was his sixth start for Indianapolis and he now has a 2.17 ERA in 37.1 innings. The number is skewed by his one poor start. In five of his outings, he has allowed a total of four runs in 33.2 innings. The other start was five runs over 3.2 innings. Montana DuRapau followed and retired all six batters he faced, four by strikeouts. Dovydas Neverauskas had a clean ninth with one strikeout.

The offense came in the sixth inning, starting with a walk to Ke’Bryan Hayes. That was followed by a Corey Dickerson double and a Jung Ho Kang RBI single. Kevin Kramer brought in the second run on a sacrifice fly. Seven different Indianapolis batters had one hit. Hayes and Kang drew the only two walks. Will Craig hit his eighth double. Pablo Reyes hit his fifth. Dickerson is 3-for-17 with no walks and eight strikeouts in four rehab games. Kang is 3-for-6 with a walk and a home run.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Prospect-Watch-Altoona-Curve

Altoona was rained out. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Prospect-Watch-Bradenton

Bradenton won 3-1 over Lakeland. Samuel Reyes got the start in the spot left vacant by Domingo Robles being promoted. Reyes came into the game with an 0.38 ERA and an .090 BAA in 23.2 innings and improved on both of those numbers. He tossed three no-hit innings, with one runner reaching base via a walk. Reyes had three strikeouts, giving him 31 in 26.2 innings. He was sitting 93-94 with his fastball, which is higher than we heard in starts from last year in West Virginia, where he was 91-93 MPH. Reyes also throws a curve that is a plus pitch and it was extremely effective tonight.

Hunter Stratton followed Reyes and gave up one run over 4.1 innings on two hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. He was pounding the strike zone at 95 MPH early in his outing. Stratton now has a 1.76 ERA in 30.2 innings this season. Logan Stoelke recorded the final five outs for his second save.

The big hit in the game brought in all three runs for the Marauders. Robbie Glendinning hit a three-run homer in the third inning, his sixth of the season. It was a bomb to straight away center field. Bradenton had just six base runners total, with singles by Travis Swaggerty, Calvin Mitchell and Chris Sharpe, the homer by Glendinning, plus walks to Sharpe and Glendinning. Sharpe stole his 11th base. The bottom five hitters in the order all went 0-for-3 tonight.

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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Greensboro had off on Wednesday

Here is the boxscore from the MiLB site.

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