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Daily Video Rundown: Travis Swaggerty, Aaron Shackelford, Will Matthiessen

Welcome to the Pirates Prospects daily video rundown, where we pull some of the top videos of the Pittsburgh Pirates across the internet.

Daily Video Rundown

Travis Swaggery

Maybe nobody in the Pirates system was in need of a big day like Travis Swaggerty. The former first round pick has struggled this season in Triple-A, entering Thursday game 7-for-35 (.200) on the season, with his only extra-base hit coming almost two weeks ago.

There’s still work to be done, but Swaggerty had one of his better games of the season on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with two runs along with a two-run home run. The game game was out of hand at that point, but it was still big for Swaggerty.

Aaron Shackelford

After hitting 22 home runs last year for Greensboro, Aaron Shackelford had yet to go deep in 2022 for the Altoona Curve, something he fixed in game two of the team’s doubleheader against New Hampshire.

The former 14th round pick in 2019 has started the season going 7-of-20 with the home run being his second extra-base hit of the season.

Will Matthiessen

The Curve really had their offensive stroke going in their doubleheader against New Hampshire on Thursday, scoring a total of 16 runs on the day.

Will Matthiessen helped in the offensive barrage, homering for the second consecutive day with this blast to the left field bleachers.

Blake Sabol

While he only went 1-for-7 on the day between both games, Blake Sabol made his lone hit count, launching his second home run of the season, this one to dead center field.

Sabol had a very strong week against Richmond, collecting eight total hits in five games played. The first six of those were singles with two of his last three hits finding their way over the fence.

Lolo Sanchez

The outfielder is having a pretty good start to the season, with eight hits in his first 26 at-bats, one of which was a home run. He has also driven in six runs, two of which came on this base hit on Thursday.

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Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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