Found July 12, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Today we have six former Pittsburgh Pirates players that were born on this date. Earlier this morning we dedicated a full bio to one of the better pitchers in team history, Lee Meadows, a star for two Pirates World Series teams. That can be read here. In this article we have five more players, plus a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. Tom Gorzelanny (1982) Pitcher for the Pirates from 2005 until 2009. He was a second round draft pick in 2003 by the Pirates. Three years prior, he was taken in the 38th round by the Chicago White Sox. Tom signed early enough to get in eight starts in the NY-Penn League in 2003, posting a 1.78 ERA. He moved quickly through the minors, though his time in High-A ball was shaky, with a 4.85 ERA in ten starts. He did show signs of success during that time, striking out 61 batters in 55.2 innings. Tom moved up to AA the next year, going 8-5 3.26 with 124 strikeouts in 129.2 innings, earning a mid-September promotion for three games with the Pirates. He b...
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