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Morning Report: The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Three First Place Minor League Teams

The hitting by Connor Joe has helped Altoona to first place in their division. Photo Credit: David Hague
Morning Report: The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Three First Place Minor League Teams
John Dreker

I added the Playoff Push section back this morning, as the two A-ball teams are about a month away from the first half of their season ending. Once the first half ends, then the Playoff Push section disappears until August, when all eight affiliates and the Pirates are covered. Bradenton and West Virginia are the only two teams that have their season split in half and they can make the playoffs in June.

As you will see below, Bradenton has a nice little lead in their division, though it's far from safe with the amount of time left. I saw the note from Brian Peloza in last night's Prospect Watch about Indianapolis now sitting in first place in their division after a doubleheader sweep yesterday. They were playing Toledo, the team that is now in second place by two games. Altoona is also ...

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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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