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Morning Report: A Lot of Recognition Around the FSL for Bradenton’s Best

Taylor Hearn has the best fastball in the FSL according to the coaches and managers in the league. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: A Lot of Recognition Around the FSL for Bradenton’s Best
John Dreker

The last two Morning Reports have looked at the top tools articles by Baseball America. On Wednesday, we looked at the International League's best, where coaches and managers decided that Tyler Glasnow had the best breaking ball in the league and Elias Diaz was the best defensive catcher. The Eastern League list was covered yesterday, with Kevin Newman being named best defensive shortstop, Edwin Espinal was selected as the best defensive first baseman and Elvis Escobar was chosen for the best outfield arm. Today we look at the Florida State League, where the Pittsburgh Pirates were well-represented.

I'll start at the top, where they have Logan Hill as the best power prospect. Nothing against Hill, I just find it hard to believe there isn't a better prospect in the league who hits for po...

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Morning Report
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.

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