While traveling for work, I was able to stop in Altoona for a few hours on Sunday to catch a Curve game. Jared Hughes made the start for the Pirates’ Double-A affiliate, which is gearing up for the postseason. Here are a few of my thoughts after taking in a 5-4 Curve loss on a beautiful evening at Blair County Ballpark.
Josh Harrison is quickly evolving into one of my favorite Pirates prospects. Every time I see him, he is spraying line drives all over the field. Think Jose Tabata or Freddy Sanchez. His poor power numbers match his diminutive size, but he has surprisingly solid pop. Last night, he homered over the left field bleachers, up on to the grassy knoll. For anyone who has not been to Blair County Ballpark, that easily is a legitimate hom...
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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.