MARCH 10, 2016BRADENTON, Fl. - The Pirates have given aggressive promotions to their first round high school position players in recent years, sending them all to West Virginia during their first full seasons. This is a big jump for young players, as it not only puts them in a league dominated by college talent, but also puts them in a league that plays nine inning games everyday for five months. The latter is a big schedule change from their high school days, where their season consists of two or three seven inning games a week for about three months.
Ke'Bryan Hayes will be the next prospect to make the aggressive jump to West Virginia in his first full season. As I reported the other day, the Pirates are sending him to the level, where he will be one of the youngest players in the league