Pittsburgh Pirates first round draft pick Cole Tucker finished off his first season in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday afternoon. Usually some GCL players move up at the end of the year because the GCL season ends earlier than the other leagues. Bristol has just one game left this year, so that would seem like an unlikely destination and Jamestown's season ends on Monday, so their season is almost over too. Call-ups from Bristol to Jamestown would seem more likely if any moves are made.
Tucker led the Pirates in stolen bases and runs scored
Assuming Tucker is done, he finished his first pro season with a .267/.368/.356 slash line in 48 games. He had 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts and collected ten extra-base hits, six doubles, two triples and two homers. He showed some decent plate patience, collecting 26 walks. On the bad side, Tucker led the team with 13 errors in 41 games at shortstop(he was the DH in seven games). It should be pointed out that he had three errors in his fir...
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.