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Prospect Trends — Short Season Progress Report

Prospect Trends — Short Season Progress Report

It's hard for a prospect to have a trend when his pro career may be just a few weeks old, or when he's only a few weeks removed from the Dominican Summer League.  Players at the short season level should be considered more potential than actual prospects because they're so far away from being major league players.  It's a particularly bad idea to start drawing many conclusions about recently drafted players; the hitters may be seeing a lot of quality breaking balls for the first time, the pitchers may be facing many hitters they can't simply overpower for the first time, and so on.  Thanks especially to a renewed international scouting program, the Pirates at least have a lot of players in the New York-Penn and Gulf Coast Leagues who have some potential to reach the majors.  This is a report on the progress, so far, of the players who seem to have the best chance of turning into prospects, keeping in mind that this is an extremely early stage for most of these guys.

 
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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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