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Morning Report: Checking In on the Prospects Who Have Been Promoted this Season

Cole Tucker has started off slowly with Altoona. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Morning Report: Checking In on the Prospects Who Have Been Promoted this Season
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a lot of promotions in the minor leagues this season, most of them recently. After watching Mitch Keller's Double-A debut last night, I wanted to look at the players on our mid-season top 50 prospects list and see how they are doing with their new clubs. I'll start at the top of the list, with the number next to each player representing their rank on our updated top 50.

1. Mitch Keller - Just promoted from Bradenton this past week, Keller allowed two runs over six innings in his Altoona debut. He was strong through four innings, before working his way through a lot of hard contact in the fifth and some wildness in the sixth.

4. Cole Tucker - Tucker beat his former roommate to Altoona by about two weeks. In 14 games, he is hitting .203/.277/.203. He sto...

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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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