The season’s first two weeks have produced some noteworthy performances in the Pirates’ farm system, both good and bad. It’s way too early to start drawing any conclusions from these performances, but it’s not too early to scope out some players who’ll be interesting to follow closely, either with enthusiasm or concern. The biggest extremes have come at West Virginia and Bradenton, as a number of the Power’s hitters have gotten off to big starts and some of the Marauders’ just the opposite, while both teams have had massive fielding problems.
Stetson Allie, 1B (West Virginia): The former strong-armed pitching prospect has made by far the most noise in the system in the early going, leading to considerable discussion online about whether he’s a real power hitting prospect. Allie may have the most raw power in the system, but there wasn’t much to be encouraged about coming into the season. After he converted to hitting, he strug...
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.