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2011 Prospect Watching: Cox, Hughes, Krol, And Moreno

2011 Prospect Watching: Cox, Hughes, Krol, And Moreno

Jared Hughes  --  R/R,  6' 7",  220 lbThe Pirates chose Hughes in the 6th round of the 2006 draft.  He first reached the AA level for 6 games in 2008.  He was back at Altoona in 2009, but lost nearly 3 months due to shoulder issues.  That put Hughes back at Altoona for all of 2010, and he spent the entire season there.  He began the season as a starter, though he moved to the bullpen for a few games in late July and part of August.  Hughes had one tough outing in April, in which he gave up 8 runs on 8 hits in 2.2 innings, but he allowed just 4 runs in 22.2 innings for the rest of the month, and won all four of his other starts.  He won 3 of 5 starts in May (one no-decison) and lost only the game in which he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits in 3.2 innings.  By the end of those two months, Hughes had a 7-2 record and a 4.09 ERA, with 38 strikeouts in 50 innings.  He'd also had two 7-strikeout games.  His ERA dropped to 3.79 for Jun...

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