For the second year in a row, Indianapolis was dominant in the International League, making the post-season with ease. However, the Pirates were competitive for the second year in a row, and as a result the top performers in Indianapolis were all playing for Pittsburgh by the end of the season. The Pirates probably wouldn't have been as competitive if it wasn't for the depth from Triple-A throughout the year. Here are the results from the individual players, as well as the top ten prospects at the level this year.
Tony Sanchez saw his bat come alive in Triple-A this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Last year the Pirates had Starling Marte as the top hitting prospect in Indianapolis. They didn't have a hitting prospect of the same caliber heading into the 2013 season, although a few exciting prospects emerged throughout the season. The first was Tony Sanchez, who finally saw some production with the bat this season. Sanchez had been struggling at the plate in previ...
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