It's close to the halfway point for all four of the full-season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The West Virginia Power wrapped up their first half yesterday and the other three teams are all a couple games short of that mark. So now is a good time to look at the leaders in the system in some of the main statistical categories. At the end of each month I break them down into the team leaders, but this list covers the entire system.
For the average, slugging, OBP stats I used a minimum of 100 plate appearances. For the pitching stats, I went with 35 innings minimum.
Average: Phil Gosselin .330, Kevin Krause .311, Albert Baur .307, Wyatt Mathisen .305, Chris Bostick .303
Slugging: Max Moroff .569, Kevin Krause .567, Jordan Luplow .545
OBP: Jordan George .399, Wyatt M...
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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.