7-6-22 – By Justin Verno – @JV_PITT on Twitter
Ok, I’m not gonna lie. It was not pretty down on the farm this week. Doesn’t much matter though, I still need to stomach through it.
6-Nick Gonzales-UPDATE: 60 day IL-
15-Anthony Solometo-No stats this week-
17-Brennan Malone-No stats this week-
19- Hudson Head
A Few quick thoughts-
Are we on planet Hoth?
Man, a lot of blue up there. Hudson Head continues to frustrate. I really think they need to consider demoting him or sending him to Bradenton to work on some things. I fell for the kid but a this point not much is going right for Hudson.
Jared Jones had a rough go. He wasn’t missing the bats early on but for 4 innings he made it work, getting out clean. But things caught up to him in the 5th and the end results were not pretty. His spin rates still leave me salavating but control remains to be his white whale.
Henry Davis got a bit of a chill this week after scorching the earth last week. Normal ebb and flow for a kid in AA.
And I don’t even want to look at Miguel Yajure’s line for the week. (was not prett)
Mike Burrow has a similar outing to Jones. Was fine until the 5th then the wheel fell off. No panic there folks. Burrow is already past his career high for innings in a season, next step? Staying fresh and building that arm.
The Three Amigos-
Among all the blue up there is a trio of solid performance.
Endy Rodriguez, he’s so steady with his approach. This is the second week the bat continued to play. And here’s the nice part, Endy hasn’t really struggled this year but once that bat clicks he goes so keep an eye on the kid, could really be fun to watch over the next few weeks
Dariel Lopez. At just 20 he’s young for A+ and certainly struggled a bit early on. After a few good weeks here he’s got the slash line up (253/293/432) and the power is looking good. 11 HR and 10 2B on the year, good for an OPS of .725 has Lopez a prospect to watch!
Last, but not least- Bubba freaking Chandler! Are you kidding me Bubba? Wanna hear something crazy? Chandler is walking 19.6% of the hitters he faces and STILL has a WHIP of 1.06 due a K rate of 43.5%. While this is an extremely small sample size it exemplifies why the Bucs were willing to go over the top to add Bubba to the system.
Wait, there’s more! His bat might be outplaying that golden right arm. in 31 PA the kid has 3 HR while getting on base at a ridiculous .419 clip. I need to again give the SSS alert here because there’s only 12 games to look at. But Bubba is showing why scouts were gaga for him in the early going and one wonders how long he’ll be in the CPX.
Weekly Bae blurb
Not to sound like a broken record(does this still resonate?) but how is Bae,
1-Not a 50 FV and
2-Still in AAA
One thought on “Top 20 Prospect Update”
Fangraphs and whoever else: Keep underrating the Young Bucs at your peril. 😉
Brutal week, absolutely. So it goes now and then.
Man, I’m eager to see whether Chandler can keep this up at A level on both sides.