The Pirates continue to get more good hitting and less good pitching than expected in their farm system.
Brock Holt, SS (AA): Holt continues to hit, and continues to be marooned in Altoona. In the past week he went 9-23 (.391), leaving him at 319/384/440 on the season.
Robbie Grossman, OF (AA): Grossman's turnaround continues. In the last week he went 12-28 (.429), leaving him at 265/376/408 on the season.
Gregory Polanco, OF (Low A): Polanco has even been out-hitting Alen Hanson lately. In the last week he went 9-19 (.474) with two doubles.
Jacob Stallings, C (Short Season A): Stallings started off slowly, hitting just .175 in June, but he's been hot lately, hitting 361/400/500 in his last ten games. His catching and his ability to control the running game are both outstanding, so any offense at all will give him a chance to get established as a real prospect.
Clay Holmes, RHP (Short Season A): Holmes has been uncanny in his last three games, go...
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