One of the biggest surprises in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system this year has come from 19-year-old shortstop Javier Rivas.
The Pirates sent Rivas to the Florida Complex League this year, where he's hitting for a .268/.344/.430 line in 160 plate appearances. Wilbur Miller has had several chances to see him for this site, and every report he's passed along has raved about the hitting and fielding abilities from Rivas, recently picking him as a second half guy to watch.
The performances are also being noticed inside the organization.
"Rivas has turned some heads," said Pirates farm director John Baker. "In fact, I got a message from our international scouting dir...
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