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DSL Pirates Season Recap Part One: Pitchers

DSL Pirates Season Recap Part One: Pitchers

The DSL Pirates had their best season since 2007 when they were led by two 23 year old pitchers who combined for a 15-3 record and really had no business being in the DSL at that point due to their advanced age. This year the Pirates were forced to go to some more over age pitchers to help fill out the roster while they waited for younger signees to have their contracts approved and ages verified by MLB. The process was slower this year than normal so you will see some names on this list of pitchers that were just short term roster fillers,only with the team based on the need to cover innings.

The team finished with a  41-30 record and the pitching was near the middle of the league all season. They used 31 pitchers, but for the most part I will save you the details on the short-term roster fillers as they are either already gone or won't be around next year. From last year's team two pitchers made the jump to the states for good: Porfirio Lopez, who has pitched as high as High-A Bra...

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