Another month wrapped up, and half of the minor league season is now over. It was an interesting month in the Pirates system, seeing some players get promoted, and some finally starting to show life after slow starts.
With June over and done with, here are three statistics that stuck out in the Pirates system across the minors.
32 Hits For Ji-Hwan Bae
There may not be a player performing better in the system right now than Ji-Hwan Bae, and June was a good example of that. Not only did he steal eight bases last month, but he also slashed .324/.355/.448 thanks in large part to the 32 hits he recorded in 25 games played. That’s more than one hit per game played during the month of June.
21 Walks For Andres Alvarez
Alvarez has shocked many with his surprising power he has flashed in Altoona, already surpassing his career high in home runs less than half way through the season. He’s also flashed some great patience at the plate, recording 21 walks last month, striking out only 17 times. He didn’t hit for much power (.228) but thanks to the walks had an OBP near .400 (.392).
Jared Jones .404 BABIP
It hasn’t been the most ideal of seasons for Jared Jones, the strikeout numbers are there, but he’s struggled with control at times and has been hit a lot harder than you would expect from a guy with his stuff. Overall, he didn’t have the worst of months (32 K, 13 BB, 3.96 ERA in 25 IP), which could be a sign of things starting to turn around for him.
Another sign that things could potentially get better, his insanely high BABIP. If that’s able to come down to what’s seen as the average of .300, the number side of things could start looking a lot more ideal for the young righty.
Bonus: Mason Martin 39 strikeouts
This one isn’t really an encouraging one, but more of the eye popping variety. After a scorching hot start for Martin, it’s been struggle after struggle. June showed that as he slashed just .100/.161/.165 and struck out 39 times in the month. Overall, that was 44.8% of his plate appearances.
Another Bonus: Jase Bowen With 11 Steals
Bowen is an interesting prospect, due to his power potential and his ability to play almost every position in the field. But he showed even more of his versatility in June, stealing 11 bases and launching himself up with the organization’s leaders in the category. Oh, he also hit pretty good as well (.319/.366/.451, 16 RBI).
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