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Prospect Trends — Week Ending 5/20

Prospect Trends — Week Ending 5/20

In a week when the Pirates narrowly missed being no-hit, and when their offensive ineptitude increasingly began to look like it might reach historic levels, it's ironic that Indianapolis managed to be even more inept, getting shut out four straight times, and five times in six games going back to the previous week.  Worst of all, the Pirates' top upper-level hitting prospects either slumped badly (Starling Marte and Robbie Grossman) or continued hitting at a mediocre level (Tony Sanchez).  Aside from the Indians' offensive offensiveness, especially good or bad performances were difficult to find over the past week, so this edition will be a little light.

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Tim Wood, RHP (AAA):  Wood got off to a terrible start in 2012, but suddenly settled down about a month ago.  In his la...

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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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