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Pirate Prospect #19 – Matt Hague

Pirate Prospect #19 – Matt Hague

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Date of Birth:8/20/1985
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225 pounds
Bats/Throws: R/R
Position: 3B
Drafted: 9th Round, 2008 (Oklahoma State University)

Matt Hague showed good plate discipline and some pop in his college career. He walked in well over 10% of his plate appearances, and his K/BB ratio was virtually 1/1. He also consistently posted an ISO above .200. The Pirates selected him in the ninth round of the 2008 draft and sent him to State College. After a brief stint there, he was promoted to Hickory. All along the way, he continued to hit well. He put up a .321/.384/.470 line in 242 plate appearances with Hickory, with 20 wal...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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