For an in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis will play a day-night doubleheader today to make up for the postponed game on Thursday. Altoona will play a traditional doubleheader due to a prior rainout. Bradenton is currently on their All-Star break. They don't play again until Monday when the FSL team records will reset to 0-0 for the 2nd half. The VSL Pirates play the 2nd place Mariners team today.  They lead them by just 1/2 game in the standing and these are the same two teams that met in last year's VSL championship series won by the Pirates.

Tonight's scheduled starter for State College is Ryan Hafner. He is a 19 year old 6' 6" right handed pitcher. The 2010 draft pick was chosen in the 17th round and si...

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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.