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Prospect Trends — Week Ending 8/7

Prospect Trends — Week Ending 8/7

The Pirates' season has gone down the tubes in the blink of an eye, with nearly two months still left.  Meanwhile, the minor league seasons are winding down in a less dramatic fashion, with a couple weeks to a month left, depending on which league you're talking about.

TRENDING UP

Matt Hague, 1B (AAA):  Hague seems to be heating up again, maybe making a late push for a September callup.  He hit a grand slam on Saturday and over his last ten games is hitting 366/422/610.  Whether it's making any impression on the Pirates is unknown and Hague will be 26 in two weeks.  It's painfully obvious, though, that the Pirates need to revamp their lineup to have any hope of success.

Jordy Mercer, SS (AAA):  Mercer got off to a slow start when he moved up to AAA, but he's shown signs of coming ...

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