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Daily Video Rundown: Dariel Lopez, Ernny Ordonez, Hunter Owen


Welcome to the Pirates Prospects daily video rundown, where we pull some of the top videos of the Pittsburgh Pirates across the internet.

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Dariel Lopez

Having a February birthday, Lopez played the entire 2021 season at Low-A Bradenton at the age of 19, an impressive feat in it’s own. The fact that he held his own  (.258/.341/.393, 10 HR), batting in the middle of the division champion Marauders team was even more so.

In a league where strikeout rates were way up, Lopez posted a very respectable 24.7 K% as a 19-year-old, all the while showing great patience at the plate (13.2 BB%). He also showed some great opposite field power, with sending 39.3% of the balls he put in play the other way.

Here he is sending a single up the middle that scored a runner in what looks to be an intrasquad scrimmage.  Lopez played mainly shortstop and third base, and while the errors were worrisome (32 total in 2021), he has the athletic ability and arm to remain on that side of the diamond.

Another look at some of the power that Lopez flashed in Bradenton last year, a video showing some of his doubles and home runs he hit.

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Hunter Owen

The only thing standing between the Pirates and a second consecutive tie during Spring Training was former 25th round pick, Hunter Owen.

He made sure the game ended with a decisive winner.

Owen, 28, got a very brief cup of coffee in the majors last season, playing in three games for the Pirates and going 0-for-4 in that span.

While playing for Triple-A Indianapolis, Owen hit 20 home runs while owning a batting slash of .235/.306/.451. Owen is currently in Spring Training as a Non-Roster Invite and will likely head back to Indianapolis to start 2022.

Ernny Ordonez

The 2019 draft class seems to find new players to contribute every day, and 33rd round pick Ernny Ordonez was no different. Playing in 75 games as the Marauders first baseman in 2021, Ordonez hit .252/.321/.411 with seven home runs while posting a wRC+ of 99.

Here, Ordonez doubles to left center, scoring Henry Davis in a scrimmage against the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy
Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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