JORDAN LUPLOW
CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: Sept. 26,1993
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd Round, 100th Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Fresno State University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates took Luplow in the third round of the 2014 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the second corner outfielder they took early.  He’s a solid contact hitter who can possibly hit for some power in the pros.  Luplow showed great improvement in his junior year, hitting for more power and cutting down his strikeouts.  He’s had multiple health concerns though, which makes him a tough player to project.  At times during his high school and college career, he has missed significant time due to injuries to both shoulders and one knee.  Luplow will likely end up as a right fielder, with the hope that he can stay healthy and have his bat carry him to the majors.  He signed not long after the draft for a reported $500,000, which was $24,300 below the slot amount.

2014
A-:  277/360/423, 220 AB, 12 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 27 BB, 44 K, 10-16 SB

Luplow started in the outfield corners for Jamestown, mostly in left.  He had an amazing number of outfield assists, 17 in 58 games, including eight in just a dozen games in right.  He had a solid season at the plate, hitting for average and power, and getting on base, without being outstanding in any area.  Luplow hit about the same throughout the season and didn’t have a meaningful platoon split.

Luplow should be a good candidate to move up to Bradenton in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
 2012  .279  .321  .386  233  15  2  2  11  48  10  1
 2013  .269  .331  .410  134  7  3  2  12  28  5  5
 2014  .377  .475  .609  215  21  1  9  36  22  10  4
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $500,000
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 6, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round, 100th overall pick; signed on June 16.