Minor League Top Ten: A Look at the Top Ten Hitters and Pitchers Through Two Weeks

Here’s a look at the top ten hitters and top ten pitchers in the minor leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates through the first two weeks of action. I used a minimum of 30 plate appearances to qualify for hitters. Pitchers are a minimum of six innings (one inning every two team games). I did top ten for OPS and ERA to rank them, then added the top five some some other categories of note. The photo up top is Mason Martin.

Top Ten OPS

  1. Aaron Shackelford, Greensboro – .297/.400/.676 in 45 plate appearances
  2. Canaan Smith-Njigba, Altoona – .300/.421/.633 in 38 PA’s
  3. Dustin Fowler, Indianapolis – .258/.439/.613 in 41 PA’s
  4. Mason Martin, Altoona – .333/.426/.615 in 47 PA’s
  5. Endy Rodriguez, Bradenton – .325/.413/.550 in 46 PA’s
  6. Chris Sharpe, Indianapolis – .258/.410/.548 in 39 PA’s
  7. Nick Gonzales, Greensboro – .302/.362/.581 in 47 PA’s
  8. Jonah Davis, Altoona – .250/.294/.625 in 34 PA’s
  9. Dariel Lopez, Bradenton – .310/.394/.517 in 33 PA’s
  10. Maikol Escotto, Bradenton – .353/.463/.441 in 41 PA’s

Top Five Batting Average

  1. Maikol Escotto, Bradenton .353
  2. Mason Martin, Altoona .333
  3. Endy Rodriguez, Bradenton .325
  4. Dariel Lopez, Bradenton .310
  5. Rodolfo Castro, Altoona .310

Top Five OBP

  1. Maikol Escotto, Bradenton .463
  2. Dustin Fowler, Indianapolis .439
  3. Mason Martin, Altoona .426
  4. Canaan Smith-Njigba, Altoona .421
  5. Endy Rodriguez, Bradenton .413

Top Five Slugging

  1. Aaron Shackelford, Greensboro .676
  2. Canaan Smith-Njigba, Altoona .633
  3. Jonah Davis, Altoona .625
  4. Mason Martin, Altoona .615
  5. Dustin Fowler, Indianapolis .613

PITCHERS

Lowest ERA

  1. Roansy Contreras, Altoona 0.00 in 11 innings
  2. Michael Burrows, Greensboro,  0.00 in 8 IP
  3. Logan Hofmann, Bradenton 0.00 in 7.2 IP
  4. JC Flowers, Bradenton 0.90 in 10 IP
  5. Tahnaj Thomas, Greensboro 1.29 in 7 IP
  6. Braxton Ashcraft, Greensboro 1.29 in 7 IP
  7. Hunter Stratton, Altoona 1.29 in 7 IP
  8. Steven Wright, Indianapolis 1.29 in 7 IP
  9. Miguel Yajure, Indianapolis 1.50 in 6 IP
  10. Nick Garcia, Bradenton 1.50 in 6 IP
  11. Adrian Florencio, Bradenton 1.50 in 6 IP

Best Strikeout Rate Per Nine Innings

  1. Omar Cruz, Greensboro 21.0
  2. Hunter Stratton, Altoona 20.6
  3. Tahnaj Thomas, Greensboro 19.3
  4. Roansy Contreras, Altoona 18.0
  5. Austin Roberts, Greensboro 18.0

Best WHIP

  1. Michael Burrows, Greensboro 0.25
  2. Nick Garcia, Bradenton 0.50
  3. Roansy Contreras, Altoona 0.64
  4. JC Flowers, Bradenton 0.70
  5. Braxton Ashcraft, Greensboro 0.71

Strikeouts

  1. Roansy Contreras, Altoona 22
  2. Chase De Long, Indianapolis 22
  3. Hunter Stratton, Altoona 16
  4. Michael Burrows, Greensboro 15
  5. Tahnaj Thomas, Greensboro 15
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