Maybe it's the record warm . . . no, hot temperatures being set everywhere, but the Pirates continue to have a lot of hot hitters in the farm system, especially at the upper levels and at West Virginia.
Tony Sanchez, C (AAA): In the past week Sanchez finally started to show some of the power the Pirates expected him to have. He hit his first three HRs of the year in three consecutive games and is hitting 346/414/769 in July, with two doubles and three HRs.
Jeff Locke, LHP (AAA): Locke's last two starts have been outstanding. He allowed just one run in 13 innings on just five hits and five walks. He fanned 12. In fact, in his last 48 innings he's fanned 48. His ERA is now 2.92.
Justin Wilson, LHP (AAA): Wilson had an outstanding string of five starts in which he allowed just six runs, five earned, on a mere 12 hits in 30 innings, with 31 Ks. Maybe more importantly, he walked only eight, hinting at progress on his big weakness. Unfortunately, he had a co...
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.