Four Black Bears Going to NYPL All-Star Game

The New York-Penn League All-Star game will take place on August 18th in Aberdeen and four players from the Morgantown roster will suit up for the South team. Pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr., 3B/DH/C Danny Arribas and outfielders Logan Hill and Ty Moore were all selected for the game.

Agrazal is seventh in the NYPL in WHIP(1.07) and ERA(2.67), while compiling the second most wins(five), which always helps for All-Star selections. His 54 innings going into Saturday’s play, put him first in the league in that category.

Hill has been one of the better sluggers in the NYPL, and his .951 OPS going into Saturday is the best in the league. The 22-year-old was taken in the 25th round of this year’s draft. He is second in the league in slugging, OBP and third in average.

Moore has hit a bit of a slump recently after a terrific start to his career that saw him reach base in all but one game out of his first 30 contests. He was hitting .288/.358/.372 going into Saturday, ranking ninth in the league with 45 hits and sixth with 25 RBIs. Moore was the Pirates 12th round draft pick this year and the highest pick selected for the game, despite the fact there are eight higher picks on the team(nine if you counted Brandon Waddell, who hasn’t played yet).

Danny Arribas has put up numbers very similar to Moore, with a .291/.357/.370 slash line. He has played 15 games at third base, eight at catcher and 11 as the DH this year. He has scored 24 runs in 34 games.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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Hill is someone I’d like to know more about. Is he a potential “pujols-like” sleeper in the draft? What are his five tools like?


Is Hill somebody who might skip West Virginia in favor of Bradenton next year because of his age?


Thanks John, I get that. I was just wondering if there was a story lIke he grew up in a swamp in Florida, went to high school with only 213 kids in four grades and never had the money to do travel baseball so none of the major league or major college scouts saw him in HS and his only option was Troy State.

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