As the minor league season gets into the late stages, most of the teams in the Pirates' system are playing well.  Even West Virginia, which had a miserable 23-47 first half, is 25-19 and in first place in the second half.  Bradenton is a game over .500 in the second half after going 29-41 in the first half.

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Jose Tabata, OF (AAA):  Maybe he's starting to work his way back.  In the past week Tabata went 12-25 (.480).  He also had four walks and only three Ks, but only one of the hits, a double, went for extra bases.

Yamaico Navarro, UT (AAA):  Navarro hasn't had any exciting streaks since the Pirates sent him to AAA, but he's been a steady part of the Indianapolis offense and has gotten better over the course of the season.  He hit 296/416/549 in July and is 5-17 so far ...

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