After Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles, manager Clint Hurdle talked positively about the depth that the Pittsburgh Pirates have coming into this season. That depth is filled with a lot of young players still making their way up the system, which led the Pirates to trusting their internal options, rather than signing minor league free agents this off-season to fill holes.
Going by our 2017 Prospect Guide, we could see 23 players from our top 50 prospects get time in with Indianapolis this season, with many of them scheduled to start their season in Triple-A. That doesn't include Josh Bell, who will begin the season in Pittsburgh, and Alen Hanson and Tyler Webb, who are unlikely to make it to Indianapolis if they don't make the Opening Day roster. That means more than half of o...
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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.