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Matt Curry – Top 1B prospect in the system?

Matt Curry – Top 1B prospect in the system?

Curry is hitting his way to Bradenton early in 2011

The early part of the 2011 minor league season has seen more than a few players get off to hot starts, but leading the pack so far is West Virginia Power first baseman Matt Curry.  Curry is off to a .400/.481/.800 (1281 OPS) start after Wednesday's game.  Embedded within that .800 slugging percentage are 6 doubles, 3 triples, and 2 homers.  Additionally, Curry has walked 8 times and struck out only 4 times in 45 at-bats.  In the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide, I had Curry ranked #22 on my personal list heading into the season (he placed #44 overall by Pirates Prospects staff).  Additionally, in the 2011 Minor League Preview for the West Virginia Power, 3 of the 5 staff members selected Curry as their Hitter of the Year pick.

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