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Daily Prospect Profile: Matt Curry

Daily Prospect Profile: Matt Curry

Curry struggled in June.

The Pittsburgh Pirates made an aggressive move when they skipped Matt Curry over high-A, promoting him to Altoona.  Initially, the move looked to be working, as Curry got off to a hot start at the AA level.  However, he ended up slumping, with a .227/.286/.371 line in 97 at-bats in June.  The struggles shouldn't be a big surprise.  Anyone making that jump should be expected to struggle initially.  The question is, will the struggles last?

Curry has been heating up lately.  He's 10-for-21 in his last five games, with a double and a homer.  However, there are two warning signs that exist.

The first warning sign is his strikeout rate.  Curry has always been good at limiting the strikeouts.  In West Virginia this year, he had an 18.7% strikeout rate.  So far w...

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