After Indianapolis put up ten runs on Norfolk last night, I looked down the side of the boxscore and noticed all of the high averages on the team. They had seven guys batting over .280 last night and if you throw in the earlier production from Jose Osuna and Max Moroff, you would have an entire lineup of .280+ hitters who played for the team this year.

The Indians are leading the International League in hits, doubles, triples, OPS and batting average. They have more doubles than the two worst teams combined and more triples than the bottom three teams. They are also doing it now without Osuna, who has been up in the majors for the last eight days. He was leading the league in OPS when he was called up to Pittsburgh, but he no longer has enough plate appearances to qualify for that lead....

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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.