It wasn't the best of weeks in the farm system. Several players who are repeating levels don't seem to be making progress, nor do a couple of upper level position prospects. On the other hand, two key prospects at Bradenton are turning up the heat, the Alen Hanson Show continues, and a little-known outfielder at West Virginia pushes for a regular job.
Brandon Boggs, OF (AAA): The minor league veteran Boggs in the first week of the season hit three HRs but little else. In the second week, however, he's just plain been hitting. He's gone 9-20 (.450) with two doubles and a HR, giving him a 1.017 OPS on the season. He now has four of Indianapolis' seven HRs on the season. Boggs is very unlikely to get a shot in Pittsburgh, considering that he's 29 and hasn't hit in his limited major league opportunities. There's also the fact that Starling Marte and Gorkys Hernandez are both on the 40-man roster and Boggs isn't. Still, it might get tempting if Bogg...
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.