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.
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 around lately. In the past week he went 10-for-24 (.417) with four doubles. He'll be eligible for the Rule 5 draft this fall, so how he finishes the season could play a role in the many tough roster...
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.