The Pittsburgh Pirates have a clear problem with their pitchers picking up strikeouts in the minors. Their pitchers, for the most part, are still getting results and strikeouts don't automatically equal success. That being said, low strikeout rates in the minors rarely translate to success in the majors. Here's a team-by-team breakdown of where each club ranks in their respective leagues around the farm system.
There are 14 teams in the International League. Indianapolis ranks ninth in their league in strikeouts, both in total and strikeouts per inning.
The Eastern League has 12 teams. Altoona ranks last in total strikeouts in the league, but they are ninth in strikeouts per inning. Due to rain outs, the Curve have played three fewer games than any other team in the league.
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