Aaron Shackelford: “It’s definitely been a growing season, mentally”

ALTOONA, Pa. - Aaron Shackelford has been one of the biggest surprises in the Pirates' farm system this year.

Drafted out of The Masters University in the 14th round as a college senior in 2019, Shackelford is on the older side for a prospect. He's in his age 25 season, making the jump to the Double-A level this year.

Shackelford has responded by hitting .252/.321/.534, with a lot of power coming in the form of 23 home runs and 21 doubles. He's also seen his strikeout rate drop, in a system where so many players are seeing an increase in power with an increase in strikeouts. This year is a huge improvement over his numbers last season in Greensboro, where his .210/.290/.438 line was mostly a product of the hitter-friendly home park.

"It’s definitely been a growing season, mentally...

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leefieux

Good kid to root for.

mehutch

Great article. Seems some writers/reporters are adverse to writing about the faith aspect of players. And since I know in general you don’t necessarily believe in God, I really appreciate the non biased reporting you do.

mpg43952

Having kids really affects everything you do, good to see Shack keep the faith!

Last edited 1 month ago by mpg43952
roberto

My older brother said your kids will change your life, I just can’t tell you how.

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