Top Ten Hitters and Pitchers for Week Three of the Minor League Season

With the minor league season having every Monday off, we get to do weekly recaps based on the action from Tuesday to Sunday each week. Below you’ll find a list of the top hitters and pitchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last week. The batters are sorted by OPS and they each had at least 15 plate appearances last week. The pitchers are sorted by ERA and they pitched at least five innings. I would have went lower because most relievers didn’t put in that much work, but I didn’t need to because the starters did such good work last week.

Top Hitters

  1. Joe Hudson, Indianapolis – He put up a .462/.500/.846 slash line in 16 plate appearances.
  2. Will Matthiessen, Brad/Greens – He split the week between Bradenton and Greensboro, hitting .308/.438/.692 in 16 plate appearances.
  3. Kevin Kramer, Indianapolis – He hit .333/.462/.524 in 26 PA’s. If we did a Player of the Week, it would be him. No one else comes close to both the PA’s and OPS.
  4. Bligh Madris, Indianapolis – He did a great job in place of Travis Swaggerty, who was injured early in the week. Madris hit .357/.471/.429 in 17 plate appearances.
  5. Christian Bethancourt, Indianapolis – He hit .360/.407/.480 in 27 plate appearances.
  6. Sergio Campana, Bradenton – The 19-year-old center fielder hit .308/.412/.462 in 17 plate appearances.
  7. Matt Gorski, Greensboro – The 2019 second round pick hit .278/.409/.444 in 22 PA’s
  8. Chris Sharpe, Indianapolis – Another outfielder from Indianapolis, he hit .286/.375/.476 in 24 PA’s.
  9. Rodolfo Castro, Altoona – He batted .261/.320/.522 in 25 PA’s. He was the only player in the system to pick up all four parts of the cycle last week.
  10. Endy Rodriguez, Bradenton – He hit .238/.238/.571 in 21 PA’s, making it here due to two triples and a homer.


  1. Roansy Contreras, Altoona – He won Pitcher of the Week for 6.2 shutout innings on two hits, one walk and six strikeouts.
  2. James Marvel, Indianapolis – He went 5.1 innings with no earned runs, allowing three hits, three walks and striking out four batters.
  3. Quinn Priester, Greensboro – The best outing of the year for the 2019 first round pick, he tossed five shutout frames on three hits, one walk and four strikeouts.
  4. Jeffrey Passantino, Altoona – Threw five shutout innings on no hits and one walk.
  5. Trey McGough, Greensboro – In his first start he threw five shutout innings on three hits, no walks and one strikeout.
  6. Travis MacGregor, Altoona – Another five scoreless, this one on one hit, two walks and seven strikeouts.
  7. Adrian Florencio, Bradenton – Five zeroes on two hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
  8. Miguel Yajure, Indianapolis – Two of the top spots went to players acquired for Jameson Taillon. Yajure allowed one run in six innings, on three hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
  9. Chase De Jong, Indianapolis – Six frames, one run, four hits, one walk, six strikeouts.
  10. Parker Brahms, Bradenton – The only reliever here, he allowed one run over 5.1 innings in his two appearances and he struck out eight batters.