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Monday, December 5, 2022

P2Daily: Previewing This Week’s Pirates Minor League Opponents

It’s a short week with three games for the Indianapolis Indians. Neither the Indians or the Columbus Clippers are in the playoff hunt, but that doesn’t make it any less an exciting week.

The best part about this matchup is what is to come in 2023. Both the Pirates affiliate and the Cleveland Guardians affiliate are loaded with Top 100 prospects along with many other Top 30 prospects.

The Clippers carry three consensus Top 100 players, with an additional prospect showing up on Baseball America’s Top 100. The Clippers roster consists of five of the Guardians Top 10 prospects, or three of their Top 5.

By this point, the opposing squads should know each other very well as they also faced each other on many occasions between the Altoona Curve and Akron Rubberducks.

Again, this should be a great opener for what should be some electric lineups to start the 2023 season.

Triple-A: Indianapolis Indians

Opponent: COLUMBUS (GUARDIANS)
Opponent Stats

Team OPS: .779 OPS
Rank: 4/20
Team ERA: 4.46
ERA Rank: 10/20

Top Prospects

Player | Position | Pipeline Ranking

  • GEORGE VALERA | OF | 2
    • Pipeline Top 100: #31
    • Baseball America Top 100: #43
  • BRAYAN ROCCHIO | OF | 4
    • Pipeline Top 100: #70
    • Baseball America Top 100: #70
  • BO NAYLOR | C | 5
    • Pipeline Top 100: #76
    • Baseball America Top 100: #59
  • NOLAN JONES | OF | 6
  • LOGAN ALLEN | LHP | 9
    • Baseball America Top 100: #90
  • XZAVION CURRY | RHP | 12
  • JHONKENSY NOEL | OF/3B/1B | 16
  • JOSE TENA | SS/2B | 17
  • BRYAN LAVASTIDA | C | 24
  • HUNTER GADDIS | RHP | 29

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Raised in Cranberry Twp, PA, Jeff attended Kent State University and worked in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, before moving to New Orleans in September of 2012. His background is as an Engineering Designer, but he has always had a near unhealthy passion for Pittsburgh sports. Hockey and Baseball are his 1A and 1B, combined with his mathematical background, it's led to Jeff's desire in diving into analytics. Jeff is known as Bucs'N'Pucks in the comments, and began writing for Pirates Prospects in 2022 after contributing so many useful bits of information in the comment section.

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