As the minor league season gets into the late stages, most of the teams in the Pirates' system are playing well. Even West Virginia, which had a miserable 23-47 first half, is 25-19 and in first place in the second half. Bradenton is a game over .500 in the second half after going 29-41 in the first half.
Jose Tabata, OF (AAA): Maybe he's starting to work his way back. In the past week Tabata went 12-25 (.480). He also had four walks and only three Ks, but only one of the hits, a double, went for extra bases.
Yamaico Navarro, UT (AAA): Navarro hasn't had any exciting streaks since the Pirates sent him to AAA, but he's been a steady part of the Indianapolis offense and has gotten better over the course of the season. He hit 296/416/549 in July and is 5-17 so far in August. His plate discipline has been very good: 26 walks and 30 Ks. On the season he has an .844 OPS.
Jeff Locke, LHP (AAA): Locke has thrown 14.1 shutout innings in his last two starts whi...
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.