The Pirates have had several hot teams in the farm system recently, especially at the plate. Coincidentally, both Indianapolis and Altoona have gotten red hot with the bats at the same time the Pirates' lineup has started hitting. The hitting combined with a strong rotation has made the Indians the dominant team in the International League. The GCL Bucs have been hammering the ball early in their young season, too.
Starling Marte, OF (AAA): After slumping through most of May, Marte has been increasingly hot. He's especially been on fire in the last week, hitting 15-31 (.484) with two doubles, two triples and three HRs. Through Sunday, he's had seven straight multi-hit games. In June, he batted 325/385/558. He's hitting for more power than ever and his walk rate ha...
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