It's been pretty disjointed recently in the farm system. Some leagues had All-Star breaks this week, while injuries and promotions, as they always do around this time, have started piling up, resulting in a lot of makeshift lineups and pitching rotations. And rehabbing major leaguers dot the lineups.
One thing's a constant, though . . . State College continues to have problems in certain areas of the game. Fortunately, it's limited to pitching, hitting and fielding. Otherwise, the Spikes are doing fine. Seriously, if a player is with the Spikes, you can assume he belongs in the "Trending Down" section. It's just not going well there.
Jordy Mercer, SS (AAA): I'm stretching this a bit, because Mercer played only three games in the past week due to the AAA All-Star break. He also missed Sunday's game after being beaned on Saturday, but the Pirates don't believe he's seriously hurt. If you go back to July 8, M...
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.