The past week was a little light on action, with Indianapolis and Altoona both missing time for their All-Star breaks. The system continued to get some surprising offense, but a lot of the pitching continues to disappoint. A couple of pitchers at State College, though, have been getting people out on a consistent basis lately.
Brandon Boggs, OF (AAA): Boggs has been blistering hot for a while now. In his last ten games he’s hit 469/553/719. In June and July combined he’s batting .375 and controlling the strike zone well, with 17 walks and 25 Ks. It’s unlikely he’ll get called up, but he’s a reasonable option in case the Pirates have any more outfield injuries and still aren’t inclined to promote Starling Marte.
Nate Baker, LHP (AA): Baker has turned his season around...
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