Some of the hitters in the system started picking it up in the past week. Apart from hitters mentioned here, Robbie Grossman and Tony Sanchez started showing some signs of life. Alen Hanson just keeps hitting; I'm going to give him a rest for a week.
Jake Fox, 1B (AAA): Fox has been hot since he got healthy and joined Indianapolis. In 13 games so far, he's hitting 342/432/605. He's fanned only three times in 38 ABs, while walking six. Fox doesn't really have a position, but the Pirates don't really have an offense right now, so if Fox keeps on hitting, they might want to try to find a way to utilize him.
Jordy Mercer, SS (AAA): Over the last week or so, Mercer has shown signs of starting to figure out AAA pitching. In the past week he's gone 10-29 (.345) with three doubles and only two Ks (although no walks, either). On the season he's up to 264/352/396 with decent plate discipline (12 BBs, 23 Ks). His OPS is almost 40 points above the league average, as ...
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.