The pitching staff in West Virginia got a lot of attention, although the offense didn't see the same hype. That was mostly because there wasn't really a standout hitting prospect for the majority of the year, with the best hitter leaving when Matt Curry was promoted to Altoona. The Power had some promising hitting prospects, although a lot of them were younger and on the raw side, which led to some poor offensive results. Here is a recap of how each player did at the level this year, broken down by age group.
2011 West Virginia Power: Hitters
2011 West Virginia Power: Pitchers
2011 West Virginia Power: Top 10 Prospects
If there's one common trait that this group has, it's that they're all raw. Elias Diaz and Eric Avila were given a somewhat aggressive push to low-A, a year after playing in the GCL. Both players struggled at the plate, and had some struggles defensively, although you could see some potential there. That was especially true defensively at the end of t...
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