Curry has been promoted to Altoona.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Curry, a left handed first baseman who was drafted in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, makes the jump from West Virginia, skipping over high-A Bradenton.

So far this season, Curry has a .361/.477/.671 line in 155 at-bats in West Virginia, with nine homers, 15 doubles, and three triples.  His plate patience was amazing, with a 29:35 K/BB ratio.  That's a walk in 17.9% of his plate appearances, and a strikeout in 18.7% of his at-bats.  He was blocked at first base in high-A by Aaron Baker, who got off to a hot start, but has since cooled to a .275/.345/.449 line in 178 at-bats.

The jump over high-A for Curry shouldn't be a big problem for him.  He was draf...

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