Today is Opening Day for the minor league season and it marks the return of the Morning Report. Late last season, we started up the Morning Report in place of the daily Minor League Schedule article and the Prospect Highlights, combining the two into one article and adding a lot more. Today we will just go over what you can expect from the Morning Report each day.
Starting with the introduction(what you're reading now), usually it will briefly cover a minor league topic. One of the more popular examples from last year was the article on pitcher Tyler Eppler, who will make the jump to Bradenton this season once he returns from a Spring Training injury(elbow tenderness). Another popular subject was the article on Stetson Allie and his rare combo of power and plate patience. You can expect...
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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.