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.
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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