It's hard for a prospect to have a trend when his pro career may be just a few weeks old, or when he's only a few weeks removed from the Dominican Summer League.  Players at the short season level should be considered more potential than actual prospects because they're so far away from being major league players.  It's a particularly bad idea to start drawing many conclusions about recently drafted players; the hitters may be seeing a lot of quality breaking balls for the first time, the pitchers may be facing many hitters they can't simply overpower for the first time, and so on.  Thanks especially to a renewed international scouting program, the Pirates at least have a lot of players in the New York-Penn and Gulf Coast Leagues who have some potential to reach the majors.  This is a repo...

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