Grossman leads organized baseball in runs scored.

The Pirates entered this year with a farm system skewed very strongly toward pitching.  It's surprising, then, that many of the players who've taken the biggest steps forward so far this season--with a month left to go--have been position players.  For the most part, they haven't had anybody suddenly establish himself as a premier prospect, but the system has more depth in hitters than it did a few months ago.  Depth matters, something we've seen as injuries have forced the Pirates to reach into the system repeatedly this year.  They've gotten varying levels of performance out of players like Alex Presley, Josh Harrison, Chase d'Arnaud and Eric Fryer, but at least they haven't, for the most part, needed to make desperation pickups from o...

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