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Prospect Trends — Week (and a half) Ending 4/17

Prospect Trends — Week (and a half) Ending 4/17

Presley has a .370 average after his first week and a half in 2011.

This will be a weekly feature that takes a look at which prospects in the Pirates’ system are trending up and which are trending down.  The idea isn’t exactly to do a “who’s hot, who’s not” feature, because the focus will be on prospects, not minor league veterans, and on whose status is being affected the most, which won’t necessarily be the ones whose performance was the best (or worst).

This first installment features fast starts to the season by several of the Pirates' key pitching prospects and by a couple class A firstbasemen.  On the down side we find some struggling infielders.

Trending Up

Alex Presley, OF (AAA): Presley was red hot in the first seven games, then cooled a bit, but is still hitting 370/420/522.  He could get a callup if an outfielder or firstbaseman gets hurt, so a good start was key for him.  Still a concern:  four walks and eleven strikeouts.

Josh Harrison, IF (AAA):...

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Wilbur Miller joined the site in July 2010. He has long been known for his excellent Player Profiles, which he brought to the site in February 2011, combining them with the existing Pirates Prospects Player Pages. Wilbur maintains the player pages section of the site, and provides regular articles to the main portion of the site, including a weekly Prospects Trend piece, featuring the best and worst prospects from the previous week.

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