The Mets blog Seven Train To Shea posted an interview with Pirates shortstop prospect Jarek Cunningham the other day. The audio quality isn't great, but it is worth the listen if you have time. Cunningham had a great start to his professional career, hitting .318/.385/.507 in 174 plate appearances after the Pirates took him in the 18th round of the 2008 draft. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL and missed the entire 2009 season. Cunningham was a potential steal in the '08 draft, and that is still a good possibility despite the lost season.
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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.