Fanatical Pirate fans will be giving most of their attention around now to the draft signing deadline, which is today (August 15) at midnight. Still, the minor league season grinds on and some of the Pirates' hitting prospects have been turning it on in the late season. With the major league team chronically unable to field a major league lineup, the opportunities are certainly going to be there. This week, instead of the usual outbursts from Bradenton, it's Altoona that's seen some hitters step things up.
Matt Hague, 1B (AAA): Hague keeps knocking on the door, but it's unclear whether anybody's home. In his past ten games he's hit 415/467/707, with three doubles and three HRs. Oh, well it's not like the Pirates need any hit...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.