Analysis

Prospect Trends — Turning Around Flagging Careers

Prospect Trends — Turning Around Flagging Careers

Hafner has fanned 12.8 hitters per nine innings.

The Pirates have several minor leaguers working to revive stalled careers.  Surprisingly, the organization now has better depth in hitters than pitchers at the upper levels.  Or maybe I should say "healthy pitchers."

The Good

Chase d'Arnaud, SS (AAA):  It's a step forward for d'Arnaud just to be back on the field, but he's hit well since returning.  That's good to see, because hitters often take extended periods of time, even after returning to action, to recover from hand injuries.  D'Arnaud is hitting 288/373/485 with nine walks and 11 strikeouts in 16 games.  Even more importantly, the addition of another infielder probably made the Pirates feel comfortable parting ways with John McDonald, whose presence on the roster served no a...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

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.

More in Analysis

Neal Huntington Discusses Spending Extra Payroll, Intent to Add at the Deadline

Tim WilliamsMay 22, 2017

Less is More For Chad Kuhl in Pirates 1-0 Victory

Alan SaundersMay 21, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Young Hitters Leading the Way Lately

Alan SaundersMay 21, 2017

The Pirates Have Some Good Catching Depth in Indianapolis

Brian PelozaMay 21, 2017

Adam Frazier Continues His Hot Start at the Plate in Pirates 6-3 Win

Alan SaundersMay 20, 2017

Pirates Notebook: What Do the Pirates See in Jhan Mariñez?

Alan SaundersMay 20, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects