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Morning Report: Bradenton Put Up Some Strong Hitting and Fielding Stats This Season

Will Craig's solid defense at first base was part of a strong all-around defensive effort by Bradenton. Photo Credit: Will Craig
Morning Report: Bradenton Put Up Some Strong Hitting and Fielding Stats This Season
John Dreker

Bradenton wrapped up their season on Sunday, one day ahead of the other three full-season teams. They all finish this afternoon and two of them have big games as far as playoffs are concerned. You can read more about those below in the Playoff Push and Schedule sections. We will have a season recap and top ten prospect list later this month for the Marauders, but this morning I wanted to look at some things of interest for the 2017 season.

The Marauders came into this season loaded with prospects. Their starting rotation of Mitch Keller, Taylor Hearn, Gage Hinsz, Dario Agrazal and Pedro Vasquez had five top 50 prospects, with the first three ranking in our top ten during the mid-season update. The position players in the infield included three more top ten prospects in Cole Tucker, Will...

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Morning Report
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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