On Friday night, Danny Ortiz hit his 17th home run of the season. That's significant because it put him at the top of the minor league home run leaders for the Pirates. He came into the night tied with Eric Wood and Tito Polo. Obviously, Wood can still catch/pass Ortiz over the last three days of the season, but Polo isn't going to get any more homers. The sort of ironic part about that is that Polo hit a home run early in the year that the umpires missed and called a foul ball despite the fact it hit the foul pole and bounced back onto the field.
If you think 17 sounds like a low home run total for an organization's minor league leader, you're not alone. I had a few people write me yesterday on Twitter after I posted about Ortiz. So I looked over the home run leaders for leagues that t...
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