Pittsburgh Pirates: Double-A Altoona Player Awards

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Pittsburgh Pirates Curve Awards
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The Pittsburgh Pirates minor league season has been over for about a month now.  With that, it is time to start looking at the players at each level who performed the best on each minor league team. So far he have looked at Low-A and High-A.

Next up will be the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve.  The Curve had a solid season.  They finished second in their division with a record of 76 wins and 64 loses.  They started the year with some of the top prospects in the system.  These top prospect included catcher Reese McGuire, outfielder Harold Ramirez, Kevin Newman, and top prospect Austin Meadows.  A lot of the prospects Double-A did not even see full season there however.  A lot of the players were either moved up after the first part of the season, or they graduated to Triple-A by the end of the year. As for the first two prospects listed they were actually traded away from the Curve at the deadline.

Like the Marauders, there was not really stand out pitching prospects, however they did have some advanced arms throw for them.  Leading the rotation was top 20 prospect Clay Holmes.  The other notable pitcher were Tyler Eppler, Cody Dickson, Brandon Waddell, Alex McRae, and Frankie Duncan.  They also had a few good relievers as well in Dovydas Neverauskas, Edgar Santana, and Montana DuRapau.

On the hitting side of things they had the top prospect listed above, but also Barrett Barnes, Jose Osuna, Jin-de Jhang, and Edwin Espinal.  The Altoona Curve finished the year 76 and 64, and they made the playoffs.  They did this without having a top pitching prospect or a consistent top hitting prospect on their team for the full season. They did not have any necessarily stand out prospects all year-long, but they had solid players up and down the lineup and pitching staff. With all that being said who are the Pittsburgh Pirates prospect awards for Double-A Altoona?