BRADENTON, Fl. - Today was a camp day at Pirate City, which is always one of my favorite days. The games were only seven innings, but you've got four teams in action, which means 28 innings of Pirates pitching prospects, and 28 innings of Pirates hitting prospects. If you're there to watch the Pirates prospects, which is typically the case for me, then these are the best days to go. At the same time, they can kind of be overwhelming, since there is so much action going on at once.
My usual approach is to zero in on the best starters, with the side effect being I also get to see whichever hitters impress in those games. Today, there were plenty of good pitchers to choose from.
Yeudy Garcia was the top guy today, and is going to be one of the highlights for me to watch this spring. He ...
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