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Morning Report: Youth in Indianapolis, Team History and a Possible New Country for the Pirates

Morning Report: Youth in Indianapolis, Team History and a Possible New Country for the Pirates
John Dreker

Baseball America posted an article on Wednesday in which they ranked the farm systems by the average age of the players on the Opening Day rosters. According to BA, the Pittsburgh Pirates have the tenth youngest farm system. The also listed the youngest team in each league. I mentioned yesterday that West Virginia didn't have a single position player who was under the age of 22, making them one of the older Low-A teams among the 30 clubs. On the flip side, BA notes that Indianapolis is the youngest team in the International League.

The comparison between Indianapolis and West Virginia gets crazier when you realize that Austin Meadows would be the youngest position player on the Power right now. We will have more on the ages around the farm system later this week.

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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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