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Prospect Trends — Week Ending 5/8

Prospect Trends — Week Ending 5/8

Jeff Inman has an ERA of 1.64.

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.

TRENDING UP

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 15...

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