A month into the minor league season, things are starting to take shape with the Pirates' full-season affiliates. With a deep roster and very talented pitching staff, Indianapolis is dominating the International League with a 20-7 record. By contrast, Altoona is increasingly struggling despite a good rotation led by Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler and a red-hot Stolmy Pimentel. The Curve is being undone by an extremely weak lineup. Bradenton and West Virginia have had a lot of up-and-down performances. This shouldn't be surprising. The Pirates are young throughout the minors. Except for the Indianapolis hitters, the hitters and pitchers on every one of the four full-season affiliates are younger than their leagues' weighted average age...
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