The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I’m wondering though is if McKechnie Field is assisting in this offensive outburst or if the Marauders just have a great group of talented hitters.

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Daily Prospect Profile: Dan Grovatt

The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a lot of risks financially in the draft the last few years.  When they signed Dan Grovatt as an 11th round pick in 2010, they took a risk of the injury variety.  Grovatt was coming off a down year at the University of Virginia, mostly due to a partially torn UCL.  He hit for a .291 average, along with an .870 OPS, down from his normal high average and high on-base percentage.  His injury wasn’t...

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West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next series was a four game series last week August 5-8 that the teams split and again Jameson Taillon started along with Zack Von Rosenberg, Zack Dodson and...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

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West Virginia Wins In 14 Innings

The West Virginia Power won a marathon game tonight, taking a 5-4 victory over the Lexington Legends in 14 innings.  West Virginia entered the bottom of the 9th inning trailing by a run, but Rogelios Noris came through with a towering shot with two outs, sending the game in to extra innings, tied at 4-4.  The score stayed the same until the 14th inning, when Dan Grovatt hit a bases loaded single, bringing home Noris for the winning...

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