The biggest news for the farm system came at the end of the week, with reports that Josh Harrison and possibly Dusty Brown would be promoted to the Pirates to fill in for the injured Steve Pearce and Ryan Doumit. Both had been having strong seasons at Indianapolis. Otherwise, several struggling prospects started getting on track with the bat, a couple others didn’t, and a relief prospect finally emerged from the missing persons file.
Gorkys Hernandez, CF (AAA): Hernandez is doing the same thing he did last year in AA; after a slow start (.246 BA in April), he’s gradually come around with the bat. During the last week he’s gone 9-for-23 (.391). On the negative side, that included only one walk and one extra-base hit. He’s never likely to have any power, but he does have a .350 OBP in May.
Eric Fryer, C (AA): Making the most of things while stuck behind Tony Sanchez, Fryer has been scorching the ball in May. He ...
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.