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Morning Report: The Organizational All-Star Team

Cole Tucker and Kevin Kramer (right) have been the best at their positions so far this season for the Pirates. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: The Organizational All-Star Team
John Dreker

With the Major League All-Star game going on tonight, the minor league schedule has just three games today. Two of those games are at the two lowest levels during the day and then Morgantown plays tonight. So it's going to be a slow day for prospect news. Since it is the All-Star break though, why not look at the the organizational All-Stars. The short-season teams haven't played many games, but we can make an All-Star team from the full-season squads. Here's who I would pick as All-Stars from the first half, with no bias towards prospect status. I went with one player at each position, a lefty and right starter and one reliever.

Catcher: Christian Kelley - This is one of the few easy choices. Kelley is hitting .266/.374/.335 in the FSL and providing the team with above average defense....

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Morning Report
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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