Wes Freeman Promoted to West Virginia

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted outfielder Wes Freeman from State College to West Virginia.  Freeman, one of two Spikes to play in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, improved his average from .169 on July 17 to .304 at the conclusion of tonight’s game. The outfielder is also leading the Spikes with six home runs and 25 runs batted in.

Freeman has a .304/.338/.492 line in 191 at-bats this year in State College.  He started the season last year in West Virginia, but had a .155/.223/.238 line in 84 at-bats.  It will be interesting to see how he does after his turnaround in short season ball this year.

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  • Anonymous

    Why now?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      State College is expected to see a lot of promotions from the GCL level with the GCL season ending. This is probably just the start.