Comments on: Pirates Name Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pirates-name-minor-league-pitcher-and-player-of-the-year.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 30 May 2014 06:24:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pirates-name-minor-league-pitcher-and-player-of-the-year.html#comment-9389 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 20:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20096#comment-9389 The Pirates are tough to get a read on for initial placements and promotions, especially 6-7 months in advance.  I was surprised in 2011 that Morris and Locke were placed at AA and kept there for the majority of the year.

I think McPherson has a better shot than most of going to AAA in 2012 at the outset, but it will all depend on his offseason and spring training.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/pirates-name-minor-league-pitcher-and-player-of-the-year.html#comment-9388 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20096#comment-9388 Not that McPherson is necessarily “old” for the level, but considering his age and performance from this past year, do you see the Pirates being aggressive and starting him at AAA next season?

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