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Morning Report: Where Did the Pirates Get Their 2017 Minor League Starters?

Oddy Nunez is one of four international signings who are starting in the minors for the Pirates. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: Where Did the Pirates Get Their 2017 Minor League Starters?
John Dreker

At this point last year, I took a look at the minor league starting pitchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates and how they were acquired by the team. The breakdown was 15 draft picks, all of them taken in the first ten rounds. There were also four players acquired in trades and three international free agents. The list had a total of 22 players because two starters were injured at the time, so I included them and their replacements.

I'm going to update that list today by showing where those players are now. That will be followed by the 20 current starting pitchers, plus I'm going to include Nick Kingham, who was supposed to be in the starting rotation, but won't join Indianapolis for at least a few weeks.

First, last year's list, with updated locations for each pitcher:
2016 Starters

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John Dreker

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.

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