Jack Brannigan: Flexing Strong Exit Velocity Numbers Early In Pro Career

For the second straight season, the Pittsburgh Pirates used their third round pick on a two-way player. This year’s edition, Jack Brannigan, reportedly doesn’t want to pitch and instead wants to hit at the professional level. The Pirates liked him as a pitcher, just like Chandler.

Like Chandler last year, Brannigan is getting a chance to hit after signing, but isn’t going to pitch until next season at the earliest.

After playing two games in the Florida Complex League, Brannigan was promoted to Single-A Bradenton Marauders on August 6.

Brannigan has gotten off to a great start with the Marauders. He has a slash of .333/.417/.714, with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, and two stolen bases in just six games.

It shouldn’t really be a surprise that Brannigan is handling Single...

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tmcgowan

Were are you finding the reliable EV on all these minor league affiliates? I must have missed something.

James_Robert5

The pitch-by-pitch data for certain games / leagues are available on statcast

James_Robert5

Last year this website would provide summaries

http://www.minorleaguesplits.com/

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James_Robert5

Here is the data from today’s MLB game

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/gamefeed?gamePk=662301

James_Robert5

You just need to replace those numbers with the gamePk from the game of interest

James_Robert5

That’s the Junior High approach

Here’s a more advanced direction

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gYXR_Kaft0o

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Maybe “I don’t want to pitch” will be a driving force for him to continue to succeed lol

joesolo6181

I would like to see what he brings on the mound.

James_Robert5

Related to EV data

Tsung-Che Cheng had an EV of 107.8 today

Tres Gonzales had an EV of 106.5

For reference, MLBers in that range include
Gavin Lux 108.1
Jose Altuve 108.0
Mark Canha 108.0
Nico Hoerner 108.0
Mookie Betts 107.7
Cody Bellinger 107.3
Nick Senzel 107.1
Yuli Gurriel 107.1
Ozzie Albies 106.6

Slightly below average but not by much

JimEastTennessee

Di you have to mention ND beating my Vols? (knife to heart)

NMR

That inside-out swing is SWEET.

omarvelous

I get Jay Bell vibes.

NMR

One of my favorites!

joebaseball

Sweet spot numbers are either wrong in article or on the table. Which is right?

leefieux

We need hitters, esp ones with above Avg exit velocity. We drafted enough pitchers. Let him hit!

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