Two Pittsburgh Pirates took home Player of the Week awards in the minors on Monday. Altoona’s Logan Hill was named as the Eastern League winner, while Bradenton’s Travis Swaggerty was named as the Florida State League winner.
Hill hit .458/.480/.958 in six games, collecting three doubles, three homers, nine RBIs and four runs scored. Between a brief stint in Indianapolis and his time in Altoona this year, Hill is batting .252/.330/.431 in 112 games, with 30 doubles, three triples and 12 homers.
Swaggerty batted .483/.515/.828 in 29 at-bats across eight games. He had four doubles, two homers, seven RBIs, six runs and two stolen bases. In 112 games for the Marauders this season, Swaggerty is hitting .269/.347/.389, with 18 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 21 stolen bases.
You can read more about both players in our top performers article from earlier today. Hill was named as our Player of the Week for the entire Pirates system. I’ll note that our week goes from Sunday-Saturday to allow us the time to write up a 3,500+ word article for Monday morning, while the league awards are for Monday-Sunday, so the stats aren’t the same.+ posts
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.