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Prospect Trends — Week Ending 8/12

Prospect Trends — Week Ending 8/12

The minor league season is down to its last few weeks and, at this stage, most of the players have (or have not) accomplished most of what they're going to accomplish on the year.  The most pressing questions for the Pirates will be which players to call up in September.

TRENDING UP

Chris Leroux, RHP (AAA):  Just a couple weeks ago, Leroux had been struggling through his rehab as a reliever and was removed from the 40-man roster.  He's turned things around completely in four games as a starter, posting an ERA of 0.72 and allowing opponents to hit only .146 against him.  He's fanned 17 and walked only three in 25 innings, and should have close to a lock on a callup in September, if not sooner.

Oscar Tejeda, OF (AA):  Tejeda has done little since the Pirates acquired him off the waiver wire to justify the move, all the more so because he's now strictly a corner outfielder rather than a shortstop, his position when he was once regarded as a prospect.  He's had a good stretch late...

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