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Minor League Playoff Watch: Four Affiliates In the Hunt

Minor League Playoff Watch: Four Affiliates In the Hunt

The Pittsburgh Pirates organization has four teams that are in the playoff hunt right now. Starting from the top on down, they are the Indianapolis Indians, West Virginia Power, Jamestown Jammers, GCL Pirates and then there is the DSL Pirates2, who already clinched their spot Friday. In an earlier article, we took a look at the possible promotions that could be made for each team as the season winds down, reinforcing these teams for a playoff run. Now it is time to take a look at where each team stands with the minor league season in the final stretch.

If Taillon pitches like he did Thursday night, he could really help Indianapolis in the playoffs

 

Indianapolis

The Indians could clinch their playoff spot tonight. Their magic number is down to one and they have ten games left in the season. Early in the year, they were the best team in the International League, but injuries to the Pirates and some of their own players as well, really thinned down the lineup and the tea...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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