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Jared Oliva

Jared Oliva

CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 203 | Age: 23
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 7, #208, Pittsburgh Pirates) - Arizona
Saugus, CA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 507 447 70 124 6 42 36 .277 .352 .398 .750
Career Minors 1215 1065 175 292 15 106 84 .274 .348 .403 .750
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .277 6 42 36 .750
Career Minors .274 15 106 84 .750

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 West Virginia Black Bears NYP A(Short) 56 254 222 30 59 10 7 0 17 17 57 15 4 4 .266 .327 .374 .700
2018 Bradenton Marauders FSL A(Adv) 108 454 396 75 109 24 4 9 47 40 91 33 8 11 .275 .354 .424 .778
2019 Altoona Curve EAS AA 123 507 447 70 124 24 6 6 42 42 104 36 10 11 .277 .352 .398 .750

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Oliva was an under-the-radar prospect as an amateur, one who wasn't drafted out of high school or when he was eligible at Arizona as a redshirt sophomore. The son and nephew of professional baseball players, Oliva did put himself on the map as a junior, but still wasn't taken until the Pirates nabbed him in the seventh round of the 2017 Draft. He was sent straight to the Class A Advanced Florida State League for his full season debut and excelled there, putting him on a path to easily surpass expectations.

Lean and athletic with wiry strength, Oliva can do a lot of things well on the field. While there was some concern about swing and miss coming from a grooved swing, Oliva managed his strikeout rate well and drew walks while showing the ability to consistently impact the ball. Nine home runs might not sound like a lot, but in the pitching-friendly Florida State League, it's not bad and he has the potential for 12-15 homers a year. His speed is plus, and sometimes grades out as a 70 on the 20-to-80 scouting scale, allowing him to be a basestealing threat (he finished third in the system with 33 steals in 2018) and allowing him to play a solid defensive center field.

Oliva has shown steady improvement since joining the organization and could be a steal of his Draft class. He might end up being a fourth outfielder when all is said and done, but don't be shocked if he shoots past that ceiling as well.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/28/2019 CF Jared Oliva assigned to Peoria Javelinas.
04/15/2019 Altoona Curve activated CF Jared Oliva from the 7-day injured list.
04/05/2019 Altoona Curve placed CF Jared Oliva on the 7-day injured list. Concussion.
04/01/2019 CF Jared Oliva assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
03/01/2019 CF Jared Oliva assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
04/03/2018 CF Jared Oliva assigned to Bradenton Marauders from West Virginia Black Bears.
03/10/2018 CF Jared Oliva assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
06/24/2017 LF Jared Oliva assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
06/24/2017 West Virginia Black Bears activated CF Jared Oliva.
06/20/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates signed OF Jared Oliva.