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Updated Player Pages

Updated Player Pages

Just a quick post, mainly to note that I've added player pages for players who are in minor league camp for the first time.  Tim noted this when he posted the minor league spring training roster recently.  Of course, I don't have a great deal of information on these guys yet.

The process did serve as a reminder of the greatly added interest the lower levels of the farm system are providing these days.  Back in the dark days of the GM-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, year after year went by with literally no additions of note from Latin America.  This year there are at least three real prospects--or maybe "real potential prospects" is a better description of teenage ballplayers--in their first camp:  Dilson Herrera, Harold Ramirez and Elvis Escobar.  The latter two may still head to the Dominican Summer League, but they probably wouldn't be in camp if there wasn't at least a chance of them playing in the Gulf Coast League this year, which would be a big step for 17-year-olds who haven't played ...

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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.

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