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DSL Season Wrap-up Part One: The Pitchers

DSL Season Wrap-up Part One: The Pitchers
John Dreker

The DSL season just wrapped up yesterday with an 8-3 loss to the Rays team, but overall it has to be considered a successful year for the team. They finished 3 games over .500 at 37-34 which was a 6 game improvement over last year (8 in the win column). They also did it with a huge roster turnover and, as you will see in the pitchers and hitters write-ups, some of the best guys from a prospect standpoint didn't have such a great year, so you can have high hopes for even better things next year. Like the VSL wrap-up I'm going to split this up into pitchers and position players just because there is so much to cover.

Despite the good performance in the win-loss columns, the team struggled as a group in the pitching category. They finished 29th out of 34 teams in team ERA(4.36). In the oth...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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