JaCoby Jones hit his 20th homer of the year last night. (Photo Credit: Robin Black)
JaCoby Jones is having an impressive season at the plate in West Virginia. Last night he hit two homers, giving him 20 on the year. I pointed out how he is the first shortstop prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system to do this since 1996, when Chad Hermansen was playing the position and hit 24 homers.
Obviously no one wants to ever hear a prospect mentioned in the same sentence as Hermansen. Then again, the Pirates had a horrible history in their farm system prior to Neal Huntington and company arriving. Most of the high points were from forgettable Pirates, which means it's pretty much impossible to say "He's the first to (insert accomplishment) since (insert player's name who will make people cri...
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