Found November 11, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
The DSL Pirates clubs were ranked sixth and 19th in the 35 team league in OPS. As a group, they have a decent amount of six figure bonus players. Some lived up to those numbers, while others did not. Some players, that were signed rather quietly (aka low bonus) ended up having big years. The Pirates chose to move players like Edwin Espinal and Dilson Herrera to the GCL with minimal experience and high-priced signings from the 2011 July 2nd class, Elvis Escobar and Harold Ramirez, both jumped right over the DSL into the GCL. It left the two team DSL with a slightly lesser group of hitters than expected at this time last year. As you will see below, some of the players that went from the VSL last season, to the DSL this season, had trouble with the jump in talent between the two leagues. Below are the stats from each hitter in the DSL, broken down by age groups. The first age group is where you’ll find the majority of prospects. The second group can include prospects, but these guys a...
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