If the month of May had just 30 days, we wouldn't be talking about Jason Martin in this article. That's how close the stats were going into the last day of the month between the Altoona Curve outfielder and Jordan Luplow, who was leading the Player of the Month race yesterday morning by a very small margin. Martin homered during the day and Luplow had an 0-for-4 night, shifting the lead to Martin. Both had outstanding months, but Jason Martin is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for May.

Martin was one of four players who the Pittsburgh Pirates received in the Gerrit Cole trade. With two Major League players in the deal and Colin Moran being a highly rated prospect for the Houston Astros, who also had big league time, Martin seemed to be an after thought in the deal. He has trie...

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