5-11-22 – By Justin Verno – @JV_PITT on Twitter
I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been looking forward to this week’s update as it was a tremendous week for a lot of the Bucs main prospects. And this excitement was multiplied due to a few promotions, let’s get to it!
2-Henry Davis Small Non-Displaced Fracture (Left Wrist)
3-Roansy Contreras Promoted to MLB
5-Quinn Priester-no stats yet
10-Bubba Chandler No stats
14-Miguel Yajure-7-Day IL (Hip/Back)
15-Anthony Solometo- No stats
19- Hudson Head
A Few quick thoughts
All in all a really good week in the system. And it looks like we should see some promotions making it all the more exciting!
Feeling hot, hot, hot:
-Man, what a turn around for Nick Gonzales! He raised his batting average 38 points, his OBP 27 points, his slugging 90 points and his OPS an eye popping 117 points. Nice to see.
-Travis Swaggerty is apparently alive and well. Pushing his average up 73 points! His OBP 74 points, his slugging 130 and his OPS a Herculean 185 points. Ya gotta root for the dude and finally he gave something good to cheer for. If Swaggerty can develop here it could be a bonus for the team!
-Mason Martin! I keep saying how important it is for Martin to take his walks? He’s been doing this lately and seeing the results all around. His power will play anywhere if he can keep the plate small enough for it to matter.
Keep on keeping on:
-Jihwan Bae and Liover Peguero have found a consistency to their bats and both keep trucking along. I have to think that both are forcing the FO for much deserved promotions.
-Michael Burrows, man. I have to think he gets a 50 FV from Fangraphs soon and a promotion to go with it?
Catch you on the rebound:
-Really good job of rebounding quickly for Connor Scott. He and Nicholas both continue to suggest I was wrong on the Jacob Stalling trade, join me on that won’t you? Scott is another name that could be called into his manager’s office and told to pack his bags and catch the next bus out to Indy.
-Jared Jones. The stat line this week doesn’t “wow” you like Gonzo and Swags does. But it matters every bit as much. Control is going to be his biggest area of improvement and he lost it last week, he didn’t have his best stuff this week but he got outs without striking everyone out (8 in 10 innings of work); and, it’s important for him to learn he can do that. Nice rebound Jared!