According to Baseball-Reference, the Indianapolis Indians are the fourth youngest team in the International League. Their average age is 25.4 years old. The youngest team in the league has an average player age of 25.0 years, and the league average is 26.5 years old. The fact that the Indians are one of the youngest teams shouldn't come as a surprise because they are loaded with prospects. That's what you like to see for the long-term future in Pittsburgh, especially with Altoona and Bradenton also being loaded with prospects, but that doesn't give them a lot of experience to call on if injuries occur in the majors.

Josh Harrison limped off the field today after batting in the ninth. After the game he said he thinks he will be okay, but if the Pirates needed to call someone up now, you'...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.