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Top 10 Hitters: Is JaCoby Jones a Candidate For a Mid-Season Promotion?

Top 10 Hitters: Is JaCoby Jones a Candidate For a Mid-Season Promotion?

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart.

*Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual contributes to his team. There are many formulas for runs created. For these purposes the basic formula is used. That formula is ((H + BB) * (1B + (2*2B) + (3*3B) + (4*HR))) / (AB + BB).

The Top Ten
1. JaCoby Jones, SS - Jones had a monster week, hitting five homers and going 12-for-24. He's hitting for a .284/.354/.482 line with 13 homers in 278 at-bats this season. The power is outstanding, and he's doing a good job of getting on base. One big red flag is his strikeout rate. He's striking out 26.4% of the time, which isn't a good rate for a college hitter i...

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