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Morning Report: The Pirates Will Likely Have a Crowded Dugout in September

Elias Diaz should rejoin the Pirates on September 1st at the latest. Photo Credit: David Hague
Morning Report: The Pirates Will Likely Have a Crowded Dugout in September
John Dreker

With Dovydas Neverauskas being sent down on Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates don't have anyone with prospect status on the active roster for the first time all season. I was doing updates earlier in the year and there were a bunch of players, but one-by-one, they have either lost their prospect status or been sent to the minors. I bring that up because I received quite a few questions over the last couple days about players coming up in September. Most of those players were in the prospect status watch at some point throughout the season.

Some of those questions I received came from the Pirates saying that Austin Meadows won't likely be a September call-up. The others were role related for starting pitchers, and of course, Nick Kingham pitching great in his last three starts and having no...

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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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