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Scooter Hightower is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for August

Scooter Hightower finished third in the NYPL in ERA. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
Scooter Hightower is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for August
John Dreker

In our fifth and final Pitcher of the Month article each season, we wait until the minor league season ends, which usually gives pitchers an extra start in September to make an impression. Going into his final start on September 5th, Scooter Hightower just needed to not completely fall apart in his outing. He was so far ahead of the rest of the pack, that it would have taken his worst career outing to knock him out of the top spot. He ended up allowing one earned run over five innings, which gave him a 1.02 ERA over 44 innings and was more than enough for him to be named as our Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for August.

The worst start in August for Hightower came back on the 26th when he allowed three runs over five innings. In his other six starts combined since the beginning ...

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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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