Jameson Taillon started showing why he's gotten the hype, but otherwise it wasn't a great week for the Pirates' farm system. Few of the more significant pitching prospects are pitching well and not many hitters are doing much, either.
Alex Presley, OF (AAA): International League pitchers had their hands full with Presley, who went 13-for-24 (.542) on the week, with a double, triple and HR. On the year, he's hitting 377/421/561, and Neal Huntington is starting to get questions about what Presley has to do to get a callup.
Jordy Mercer, SS (AA): After a bad April, Mercer started the long climb back to respectability by going 10-for-24 (.417) with three doubles. He's now hitting 229/293/400 overall. Not good, but a far cry from the 154/233/346 line he posted in April.
Jarek Cunningham, 2B (A+): Cunningham continued to pound out extra-base hits, going 8-for-23 (.348) with a double, two triples and a HR. He did, however, fan six...
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