We mentioned in our Pitcher of the Month article that Scooter Hightower ran away with the honor and he didn't even need to do well in his last game because he was so far out ahead of everyone else. The Player of the Month voting was the exact opposite. We took an early look at the numbers on the Sunday night before the final game and there were votes for Erich Weiss and Jacob Stallings, so it literally went down to the final day. Weiss went 0-for-4, while Stallings singled as a pinch-hitter. That gave Stallings the slightest of edges and got him named as the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for August/September.
Part of the problem with judging catchers against everyone else, is that they don't receive the same amount of playing time. If you follow the minors, you know that there a...
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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.