For the second straight year, the West Virginia Power featured the biggest breakout prospects in the system. Last year it was Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson who broke out. This year it was Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie. Along with those two, West Virginia had one of the most talented groups of prospects in the system this year. That was fueled by a strong pitching staff with ten players who have hit 93 MPH or better, and four players who have hit 95 MPH or better. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by the top ten prospects this year.
The Pirates traded Dilson Herrera to get Marlon Byrd. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)
The 2012 West Virginia team had a lot of talented young hitters. There were some interesting hitters at the level in 2013, although none broke out in the way that Gregory Polanco or Alen Hanson did in 2013. One of the youngest players on the team actually made an impact for the Pirates at the major league level. Dilson He...
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