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Willy Garcia and Keon Broxton Struggling Early in Triple-A

Willy Garcia is striking out at a 27% rate in Indianapolis. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Willy Garcia and Keon Broxton Struggling Early in Triple-A

The Pirates promoted a pair of talented young outfielders from Altoona to Indianapolis in Willy Garcia and Keon Broxton. So far, both hitters are still struggling with the transition to Triple-A. Following the contest on Sunday night, Broxton was hitting .187 with a .588 OPS and Garcia was hitting .177 with a .429 OPS.

While Garcia picked up three hits on Thursday, two of the knocks were bloop singles. Outside of that contest, Garcia only has one other hit in the past nine games, as the league is certainly punching back after Garcia had hits in six of his first seven contests.

After picking up four hits of his own on June 8th, Broxton is seeing a similar struggle as Garcia. Since that contest, Broxton is 11-for-68 with 29 strikeouts.

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Ryan joined Pirates Prospects as the Indianapolis Triple-A writer in 2014. Prior to joining Pirates Prospects, Ryan covered high school, college and professional sports in the Indianapolis area. For more updates throughout the season, follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanpalencer.

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