One year ago at this time, Jordan Luplow was finishing a season in High-A. He struggled a bit during the first two months of the year, but finished strong in the second half, getting him set up for a promotion to Double-A at the start of the 2017 season.
A year later, Luplow finds himself in the majors. There was no slow start this time around, as he hit for a .287/.368/.535 line in 288 plate appearances, before getting a quick promotion to Indianapolis. Luplow continued putting up those numbers in Triple-A, with a .325/.401/.513 line in 182 plate appearances.
The combination between the two levels led to Luplow being the Pirates Prospects 2017 Minor League Player of the Year.
In total, Luplow combined to put up a .302/.381/.527 line in 470 plate appearances, along with 23 homers....
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