Ryan Hafner -- R/R, 6' 6", 205 lbThis 19 year old was the Pirates' 17th round pick, coming out of high school in Missouri. He signed later, but still had time to get into two GCL games before the season ended. He pitched one inning in each, allowing 2 runs on 2 hit in the first, and just one hit but no runs in the second. His fastball can get up to 90 mph, but he needs to work on command, and on the curve. He should return to the GCL to begin the 2011 season, but he could move up to State College this year.Kevin Kleis -- R/R, 6' 8", 225 lbKleis is also 19, and he also made his pro debut in the GCL after being chosen in the 27th round. He made 4 starts and 5 relief appearances for the GCL Pirates. Like...
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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.