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Morning Report: Defense Around the Farm System

Ke'Bryan Hayes has helped lead Bradenton to the best fielding records in the system. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: Defense Around the Farm System
John Dreker

I mentioned in last night's Prospect Watch just how bad the Bristol Pirates have been on defense this season. Last night was their 42nd game of the season and they committed their 87th error. You're going to have worse defense as you go lower in the system, that's part of the reason those players are at lower levels. That being said, Bristol is putting up defense that would be near the bottom in the Dominican Summer League.

Bristol has made 13 more errors than the second worst team in the Appalachian League, and that team is having a really bad season. Bristol has made more errors than Indianapolis, Altoona and Bradenton. Those are teams that had played 65-70 more games.

Since I saw how bad Bristol is at defense, I thought I'd look at how the other teams in the system rank among thei...

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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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