Season Recaps

West Virginia Power 2011 Season Recap: Hitters

West Virginia Power 2011 Season Recap: Hitters

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...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Season Recaps
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Season Recaps

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

2014 Recaps: Pirates Showed You Don’t Have to Spend Big to Upgrade the Bullpen

Tim WilliamsOctober 29, 2014
Gerrit Cole

2014 Recaps: The Fall and Rise of the 2014 Pirates Rotation

Tim WilliamsOctober 23, 2014
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

2014 Recaps: Is Josh Harrison the Future at Third Base For the Pirates?

Tim WilliamsOctober 22, 2014
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

2014 Recaps: Getting Expensive Replacement Level Production From First Base

Tim WilliamsOctober 21, 2014
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

2014 Recaps: Russell Martin Had a Career Year Offensively, But Defense Will Get Him Paid

Tim WilliamsOctober 20, 2014
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

2014 Recaps: Right Field Led to Unlikely Breakouts, But the Future is Gregory Polanco

Tim WilliamsOctober 17, 2014

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects