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2010 GCL Season Recap

2010 GCL Season Recap

Cayonez is the top prospect from the 2010 GCL Pirates

The 2010 GCL Pirates wrapped up their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over the GCL Blue Jays, finishing with a 29-30 record.  The 2010 season featured a lot of young prep players from the 2009 and 2010 draft classes, along with several international players making the jump to the United States from the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues.

The 2010 Gulf Coast League hitters from all teams combined for a league average line of .247/.321/.349.  That line is important to note when weighing hitters in this league, as a .270 average is pretty strong, and an average around .300 is very significant.  The Pirates as a team were around league average, with a combined .242/.319/.353 line.

Junior Sosa finished eighth in the league in batting average, with a .296 average, while Kevin Mort and Eric Avila finished in the top 15.  Sosa and Exicardo Cayonez finished 7th and 9th respectively in the league in on-base percentage, with Mo...

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