Starling Marte is the Pirates Prospects 2011 Hitter of the Year.

Earlier this week we named Kyle McPherson as our 2011 Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Year.  The voting was unanimous, which reflected how McPherson stood ahead of the rest of the pack throughout the 2011 season.  For our 2011 Hitter of the Year, the voting was also unanimous, although that's not necessarily a reflection of how close the race was.

It should come as no surprise that Pirates Prospects has named Starling Marte the 2011 Hitter of the Year.  We came in to the season higher on him than everyone else.  He was our number two prospect in the system, and no individual writer had him lower than third.  There were a lot of question marks surrounding Marte in his jump to AA this year.  There were questions about wh...

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