Pirates Minor League Notes: Holy Alex Presley!


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Alex Presley leads the International League in hits (44) and has hit safely in 25 of his 32 games this year.

Gorkys Hernandez is tied for third in the league with 10 stolen bases.

Indianapolis has recorded a league-leading 44 stolen bases this year.

Since beginning the season 2-for-10, Josh Harrison is hitting at a .362 clip (21-for-58).

Justin Thomas is tied for the league lead in appearances and has been charged with an earned run in just three of his 15 games.

Justin Wilson ranks 10th in the league in ERA (2.83) and has been charged with three earned runs or less in five of his six starts.


Jeremy Farrell ranks fourth in the Eastern League in batting average (.337), is tied for third in extra base hits (15) and is hitting at a .364 clip (8-for-22) this month.

Starling Marte ranks 10th in the league in batting average (.319) and is tied for third in hits (38).

Jordy Mercer has 12 hits in his last 37 at bats (.324 average).

Tim Alderson has not allowed an earned run in his last six outings (11.0ip/4h/12so).


Jarek Cunningham leads the Florida State League in extra base hits (22), ranks third in home runs (eight), second in total bases (74), is tied for second in doubles (10), tied for first in triples (four), fourth in OPS (.977) and is second overall with a .649 slugging percentage.

Cunningham’s 22 extra base hits ranks second in all of minor league baseball behind Bakersfield’s Eric Campbell (24).

Jeff Inman ranks seventh in the league in ERA (2.08) and fourth overall with a 0.92 WHIP.

Kyle McPherson is tied for fourth in the league in strikeouts (38) and third overall with a 0.84 WHIP.

McPherson has issued just one walk in his league-leading 42.2 innings of work.

West Virginia

Matt Curry leads the South Atlantic League in batting average (.378), on-base percentage (.467) and OPS (1.150).  His 1.150 OPS also ranks fifth in all of minor league baseball.

Dan Grovatt ranks second in the league in on-base percentage (.467).

Zac Fuesser has a 1.40 ERA (19.1ip/3er) and has been scored upon just once in his seven games (one start).