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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation

DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due to the new Bristol affiliate. After eight DSL players were released back in May, that left the Pirates team filled with first year players and a lot of them struggled early on, especially the bullpen arms. Below, you will find a brief scouting report on every player with the team at the end of the year.

Before we start, there are four names to briefly mention. Yunelky Adames was recently released after playing four seasons in the league. He just turned 24 and didn't do anything special at the plate this season, so it's not a surprise that he was cut. Pitcher Jesus Perez was cut back in June after just one appearance. He struggled with the team last year during his limited time. Outfielder Rudy G...

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