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Max Moroff’s Decision to Turn Pro is Looking Really Smart

Max Moroff had a breakout season in Altoona in 2015. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Max Moroff’s Decision to Turn Pro is Looking Really Smart
Sean McCool

BRADENTON, Fla. - "I just want to play baseball and start living my dream."

Before the 2015 season, Max Moroff was probably just another name on a list of players in the Pirates' minor league system that you didn't really know anything about. That all changed last year, as the young shortstop began the season with a 30 game on-base streak and never looked back. Named the Pirates Minor League Player of the Year last September after a breakout campaign, the 2012 16th round draft pick is now a Pirates Prospects household name.

Where did this Moroff kid come from?

As a part of my trip to sunny Bradenton two weeks ago, I was able to catch up with Moroff and talk with him more about his background, family, and what drives him. Covering Altoona last season, I obviously had the privilege ...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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