Scouting reports on new Pirates Kyle Crick, Bryan Reynolds
A look at the two players the Pirates go in return for Andrew McCutchen.
Bio: A converted starter who was once the Giants No. 1 prospect, according to Baseball America, in 2012 and ’13 … had control problems in Double-A and was dropped to the team’s No. 27 prospect by the end of 2015 … moved to bullpen and became a presence with his 96 to 99 mph fastball … Called up to the Giants in June 2017 and finished with a 3.06 ERA in 32 1⁄3 innings and 30 games. Could be a late-inning guy to package with Felipe Rivero and newly-acquired Michael Feliz.
Bio: The switch-hitter was taken in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft from Vanderbilt … Led the 2014 ntional championship team in hitting (.338) as a freshman … ranked the Giants fifth-best prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, he has batted .312 in his two seasons as a professional … has a total of 43 doubles, 10 triples, 16 home runs and 101 RBI in 177 games of professional baseball … has a strong arm that can play center or right field … has gap power and has shown better punch from the right side … competed in the 2017 Futures Game and was named a California League all-star … has the talent to be a fast-riser through the organization.