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Pirates Prospect Watch: Jared Oliva On Fire In September



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Since a handful of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects were promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the week, the Indians’ roster consists of a number of bigger named young Bucs.

Endy Rodriguez has generated a lot of buzz for his impressive start at the highest minor league level. Top pitching prospect Quinn Priester also made his Triple-A debut.

One prospect who isn’t as highly regarded but has been on quite the stretch at the plate is 26-year-old outfielder Jared Oliva.

After another strong game Saturday, Oliva is hitting .388 with a 1.043 OPS and 10 extra-base hits in 18 games in September.

Oliva wasn’t alone in his performance. Here are the top others from Indy on Saturday.

Indianapolis Indians (74-72)

CF Jared Oliva

  • Game: 2 for 3 with a double and a walk
  • Season: .272/.330/.440, 22 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 37 RBIs, 20 steals, 96 games

2B Tucupita Marcano

  • Game: 2 for 3 with an RBI, a run and a walk
  • Season: .312/.393/.462, five doubles, three home runs, nine RBIs, 23 games

Oliva roped his 22nd double of the season for one of his three times on base in Indianapolis’ 6-3 loss to the St. Paul Saints.

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Marcano joined Oliva with a pair of hits. Hunter Owen also collected two singles.

Mason Martin hit his 19th homer of the season,


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