Pirates Top 30 Prospect Trend Report

9-28-21 – By Justin Verno – @JV_PITT on Twitter

Greetings from Ocean City Maryland where, between the beach and beers (OK, a lot of beers) I’ve been able to get this done.

Man oh man what a great week for the Pirates system. A few real good looks here. To get into this I think we have switch gears a little. Most of the guys are done for the season. Some are still playing in AAA. Greensboro is still in the playoffs and Fangraphs is not updating their numbers. So I have to play around here a little, bare with us!

1-Henry Davis – 50 FV        SEASON OVER

BA/OBP/SLOPSISOwOBAwRCwalkK
CPX429/429/1.1431.571.714.6632830%28.6%
Season263/375/6841.059.421.42416216.7%33.3%

 2-Quinn Priester – 50 FV  ARROW DOWN

IPERAFIP  xFIP  WHIPBABIPKBB
Season97.23.044.084.261.24.28524.1%9.6%

Quinn was terrific for Greensboro in game 2. Going 5 innings, striking out 7 while giving up 1 ER to an ERA of 1.80.

3 – Roansy Contreras – 50 FV  ARROW UP

IPERAFIPxFIPWHIPBABIPK%BB
AAA3.22.450.91 3.351.36.444K%BB
Season54.12.652.742.93.90.26237.5%6.3%

4- Liover Peguero – 50 FV 

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
PLAY OFFS250/357/250.607
Season270/332/444.776.174.3381087.9%25.2%

5-Miguel Yajure – 50 FV 

IPERAFIP  xFIP  WHIPBABIPK%BB
Week3.27.3611.628.381.91.25010.5%10.5%
Season43.23.094.354.161.05.23923%7.5%
MLB134.057.015.591.15.18218.9%9.4%

6- Oneil Cruz – 50 FV ARROW UP

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
AAA429/579/1.0711.650.253.64730826.3%26.3%
Season292/346/536.882.244.3771367.3%23.4%

7-Tahnaj Thomas – 50 FV IL SEASON OVER

IPERAFIP  xFIP  WHIPBABIPK%BB
Season60.25.196.495.801.58.28922.1%12.5%

8-Nick Gonzales – 50 FV

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
PLAY OFF143/386/429.797
Season302/385/565.950.262.40515010.8%27.4%

9-Travis Swaggerty – 50 FV – Out for the year

10-Bubba Chandler – 45 FV SEASON OVER

BA/OBP/SLOPSISOwOBAwRCwalkK
Season167/324/300.624.133.3258013.5%43.2%

11-Ji-hwan Bae – 45 SEASON OVER

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
Season278/359/413.771.134.34311410.4%22.7%

12-Brennan Malone – 45 FV SEASON OVER

IPERAFIPxFIPWHIPBABIPK%BB
CPX10.15.234.153.461.16.19427.3%15.2%
Week – A3.20.007.619.122.45.33310%25%

13-Hudson Head – 45 FV  SEASON OVER

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
Play Off200/273/200.473
Season-213/362/394.755.181.36411315.7%31.6%

14-Cody Bolton – 45 FV -out for the season

15-Maikol Escotto – 40+ FV ARROW UP SEASON OVER

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
Play Off417/462/6671.128
Season-234/354/347.701.113.34410014.2%30.4%

16-Anthony Solometo – Nothing Yet

17-Jarred Jones – 40+ FV SEASON OVER

IPERAFIP  xFIP  WHIPBABIPK%BB
Season664.643.913.751.47.38534.1%11.3%

18-Carmen Mlodzinski – 40+ FV IL SEASON OVER

IPERAFIP  xFIP  WHIPBABIPK%BB
Season49.13.284.353.991.22.29832%9.4%

19-Canaan Smith-Njigba – 40+ FV

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
AAA091/231/091.322000.3129333.3%0%
Season274/398/406.830.141.18015.4%46.2%

20-Lonnie White – 40+ FV – SEASON OVER

BA/OPS/SLOPSISOwOBAwRCwalkK
Seaon258/303/516.819.258.3641086.1%42.4%

21-Rodolfo Castro – 40+ FV ARROW UP

BA/OBP/SLOPSISOwOBAwRCwalkK
AAA471/50/1.228.198.647.663.3195.6%29%
Season242/295/425.719.182.311926.1%23.1%
MLB198/258/395.653.198.282756.5%29%

22-Diego Castillo – 40+ FV 

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
Week000/500/000.500.000.35911950%25%
Season – AAA275/446/475.921.200.40915223.2%16.1%
Season – PIT282/342/445.787.164.3431128.3%7.4%
Season-NY277/345/504.850.228.3671288.4%12.7%

23-Rodolfo Nolasco – 40+ FV SEASON OVER

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
Season284/409/552.961.269.43615015.9%26.2%

24-Jared Oliva – 40+ FV ARROW DOWN

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
Week182/308/182.408.000.2494715.4%30.8%
Season257/328/367.694.110.312887.3%27.6%
MLB175/233/225.458.050.215207%23.3%

25-Endy Rodriguez – 40+ FV  ARROW UP

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
PLAY Off462/500/5381.036
Season294/380/512.892.218.41014011.5%17.7%

26-Mason Martin – 40+ FV  ARROW UP

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
AAA250/308/7501.058.500.4341680%30.8%
Season242/318/481.799.239.3421138.1%34.2%

27-Jose Soriano – 40+ FV – Out for the season

28-Luis Oviedo -40+ FV – MLB

29-Cal Mitchel – 40+ FV ARROW DOWN

BA/OBP/SLOPS  ISO  wOBAwRCwalkK
AAA250/250/333.583.083.255510%8.3%
Season280/330/429.759.149.3321065.7%16.9%

30-Eddy Yean – 40+ FV ARROW UP X2

IPERAFIP  xFIP  WHIPBABIPK%BB
Play Off3.20000,55
Season66.25.275.274.711.43.27423.3%13.2%

The week Oneil Cruz had leaves me speechless. Kid just pulverized the ball. It’s a really small sample size but from pitch one he looks ahead of the pack and close to the next challenge.

Nick Gonzales saw a lot of pitches he didn’t like and while he didn’t do a ton when he did swing the bat the walk percent and patience he showed is a welcome sign. Kid was ready for AA weeks ago and I must admit a little disappointment in not seeing him get the call.

The 2 big pitching prospects di just fine, incase you were wondering. Priester was terrific while Contreras looked more than ready to compete in AAA.

A solid showing by Eddie Yean in his 3.2 innings of work in the Marauder’s play off game, but whats more important to note here is the Bucs obviously like the kid running him out there for 3.2 innings in such a big game with everything on the line.

Mason Martin had a solid go in his first week of AAA play.

But wow, Endy Rodriguez had a play offs! Batting over 400 and getting on base in half of his plate appearances. And no way I am forgetting to mention an OPS 1.038. Kid should absolutely see a monster jump in the rankings.

The sands of the hour glass are running low here folks. All in all this has been an excellent MiLB season for the rebuilding Bucs. See ya in week!

2 thoughts on “Pirates Top 30 Prospect Trend Report

  1. Not sure when exactly you penned this, but Mlodzinski got roughed up last night in what must be his last appearance this season. More important, Nick Gonzales they kept in Greensboro for the playoff series, which I understand some people don’t give credence or care, but I get it. Big Game 5 tonight!

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  2. Zak,
    Thanks for taking a look and being part of the discussion.
    I understand the thought process in letting NG get experience in a playoffs I just don’t think it’s something that translates to the MLB? I think he would have been better served getting 2-3 weeks of plate appearances in AA. It’s certainly worth discussing.
    Mlodzinski hasn’t pitched since 9-19 and with them placing him on IL and figured that would be the end to his season. Will be interested in seeing how he does in AAA should he get some innings.

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