Except for a rough series this week against Pawtucket, Indianapolis has mostly been playing well for a while now and has had some players on good stretches. Things have been more problematic for the other affiliates. Altoona has been missing a good portion of its lineup (Tony Sanchez was promoted; Matt Curry, Adalberto Santos and Andrew Lambo are hurt; and Robbie Grossman has been out on a lengthy suspension for undisclosed reasons). Bradenton has had trouble scoring runs most of the season. And West Virginia has had massive pitching and defensive problems.
Bryan Morris, RHP (AAA): Morris is appearing in longer outings some, although not all, of the time. In his two games this past week, which included a three-inning stint, he allowed no earned runs on two hits and no walks, while striking out six. In his last six outings, he’s allowed one earned run in 11 innings on nine hits, one walk and 12 Ks. On the year his WHIP is just a shade over 1.00 and he’s fanned a...
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.