All-Star games are mostly over, so it’s time to get back to the regular edition. I’ll cover more than a week here, so some good (and bad) stretches don’t go unnoticed. Also, the two short-season teams have opened play now.
Matt Hague, 1B (AAA): Hague has steadily hit well all year, but over the last couple weeks he’s really gone on a tear as he’s started to supply the power that’s been missing from his game. Over his last nine games he’s hit .500, going 18-for-36 with five doubles and four HRs. The latter are half his season’s total. He’s now hitting 317/367/468 overall, and has been one of the toughest hitters to fan in the International League. If there’s one unfortunate thing about his hitting, it’s the fact that, as he’s done every year so far, he’s hitting RHPs better than LHPs. The Pirates could use a platoon partner for Lyle Overbay, with Steve Pearce out.
Gorkys Hernandez, CF (AAA): Hernandez has cooled a bit, with just one hit in his last...
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