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First Pitch: Profiling the September Callups

First Pitch: Profiling the September Callups

As Kristy Robinson reported tonight, the Pirates will call up five players tomorrow when rosters expand, including infielder Brock Holt. To serve as an introduction to some of these players (or a refresher), here is a brief summary of each player. I included Kyle McPherson in this list, even though he was called up yesterday and threw in tonight's game. I included him because there were a few people who were surprised at how hard he was throwing tonight, even though all of our reports on him have been in the 92-95 MPH range with his fastball. So I figured a refresher for McPherson, and the other guys coming up, would be good to have.

Chris Leroux - We saw a lot of Leroux last year in the majors. He missed a lot of time this year with an injury, and was eventually outrighted to Indianapolis. It was surprising that he cleared waivers, considering his success in the majors last year. Over the off-season he worked in the international winter leagues as a starting pitcher, with the main fo...

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