Kyle McPherson and Brock Holt Promoted to Indianapolis

According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and infielder Brock Holt to Indianapolis. Both players will be making their first trips to Triple-A.

Holt was hitting for a .322/.389/.432 line in 382 at-bats with Altoona. That was in his second year with the team, after hitting for a .288/.356/.387 line in 511 at-bats last year.

McPherson was expected to begin the year in Triple-A, but was sidelined with a shoulder injury in Spring Training. He returned mid-season to Altoona, and has pitched 48.2 innings, with a 4.07 ERA and an impressive 46:5 K/BB ratio.

  • Finally!! Anderson Hernandez has to lose playing time in Indy now. Not sure why he has gotten so many ABs while Holt was dominating AA and has a legit shot at the majors

  • Corresponding moves: maybe Taillon to Altoona, Ngoepe to Altoona and Hanson and Kingham to Bradenton?

  • congrats to both players!

  • About time for Holt!!! Hopefully he plays regularly!