2017 Eastern League Champions: Resilient, Clutch, Cohesion… Brotherhood

The Altoona Curve won the 2017 Eastern League title. Photo Credit: David Hague
2017 Eastern League Champions: Resilient, Clutch, Cohesion… Brotherhood
Sean McCool

ALTOONA, Pa. - There are so many different ways to describe this team and what all transpired over the last week.

Jon Schwind: "We're resilient."

Tanner Anderson: "This team is clutch."

Alex McRae: "We know we are going to win."

Michael Ryan: "Chemistry. Cohesion. Camaraderie."

The majority of these players won a championship last season in the Florida State League with the Bradenton Marauders; however, you look up and down this lineup, and you don't see a roster full of highly-touted prospects.

Sure, you have the Pirates' top prospect Mitch Keller leading the staff, and there was Cole Tucker who contributed greatly until he broke his hand in Bowie last week. Otherwise, Kevin Kramer and Brandon Waddell are the only others on this current roster who are in our Mid-Season T...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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