Maybe it's the record warm . . . no, hot temperatures being set everywhere, but the Pirates continue to have a lot of hot hitters in the farm system, especially at the upper levels and at West Virginia.

TRENDING UP

Tony Sanchez, C (AAA):  In the past week Sanchez finally started to show some of the power the Pirates expected him to have.  He hit his first three HRs of the year in three consecutive games and is hitting 346/414/769 in July, with two doubles and three HRs.

Jeff Locke, LHP (AAA):  Locke's last two starts have been outstanding.  He allowed just one run in 13 innings on just five hits and five walks.  He fanned 12.  In fact, in his last 48 innings he's fanned 48.  His ERA is now 2.92.

Justin Wilson, LHP (AAA):  Wilson had an outstanding string of five starts in which...

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