Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Shortstop

The Pittsburgh Pirates came in to the 2011 season looking for a long term option to emerge at the shortstop position.  They had signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $1.85 M deal, replacing his final year of arbitration.  The deal also included an option for $3 M in 2012.  Despite the option, the expectation at the start of the year was that Cedeno would be replaced by mid-season, and would be gone in 2012. Cedeno started out slow in...

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Drew Maggi Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Drew Maggi from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders.  The move comes at the end of the season, right when Bradenton will be moving to the Florida State League playoffs.  Maggi is hitting for a .267/.361/.357 line this year, with 32 stolen bases.  He has a .287/.378/.389 line in the second half of the South Atlantic League season this year. The Pirates have also promoted...

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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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West Virginia Power Player Reports 8/27/11

Reports on Zack Von Rosenberg, Drew Maggi, Brooks Pounders, Elias Diaz, and Andy Vasquez.

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Daily Prospect Profile: Drew Maggi

I’ve seen Drew Maggi a lot since he’s been drafted, whether that was in State College in 2010 after he signed, in Spring Training before the 2011 season, and in West Virginia this year.  Throughout all of the times I’ve seen him, I’ve been impressed the most by his athleticism.  The 6′ 0″, 185 pound Maggi is very fast.  That shows up in the numbers with his 29 stolen bases this year, but all you...

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