Back in early July, I did an in-depth look at the two Dominican Summer League teams of the Pittsburgh Pirates, with early season notes on the players to watch. We now take a look at how some of those players have performed over the month of July, as well as a couple new names to watch.
Maximo Rivera has seen his numbers drop off slightly over the last month, but this is still a breakout season for the highly touted 19-year-old, who has seen time at six different positions this year. He is hitting .369 with a .910 OPS and 26 stolen bases. He has also seen a great improvement in his contact, going from 47 strikeouts last year in 200 AB's, down to 18 this season in 157 AB's.
Second baseman Gustavo Barrios wasn't even mentioned in either of my previous articles. The 18-year-old from Colo...
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