Bucs minor league notes

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Indianapolis (12-5) - Gregory Polanco enters today first in the International League in batting average (.406).Polanco also leads the International League in hits (28) and is tied for fourth in total bases (42).Polanco has hit safely in 14 of his first 17 games of the season...Brandon Cumpton enters today sixth in the InternationalLeague in ERA (1.42). Casey Sadler if fifth among International League starters in baserunners per 9.0 innings pitched (8.55).

Altoona (6-9) - Elias Diaz has a league-leading .474 average and .500 on-base percentage coming into today.Diaz' .474 average also ranks second in all of minor league baseball. Stetson Allie has hit safely in seven of his last nine contests (9-for-34). Four Altoona pitchers rank in the top 10 in ERA in the Eastern League. Nick Kingham has a league-leading 0.53 ERA (17.0ip/1er) and fifth-best batting average against (.193) among Eastern League starters. Brandon Mann ranks fourth in the league in ERA (1.46). Tyler Sample ranks ranks sixth in the league in ERA (1.50) and first overall in batting average against (.139). Adrian Sampson ranks seventh in the league in ERA (1.59), fifth in WHIP (0.94) and second in batting average against among starters (.183). Altoona leads the league in ERA (2.71) and has allowed a league-low four homers in 129.1 innings of work.

Bradenton (12-5) - The Marauders have the second-best record in the Florida State League behind Dunedin (14-3). Bradenton also has the the second-best team ERA (1.92) and has surrendered the second-fewest home runs (four) among Florida State League teams. Pat Ludwig ranks fourth in the league in ERA (0.50). Jason Creasy ranks ninth in the league in ERA (1.83).Tyler Waldron has the second-best batting average against among league relievers (.100, 3-for-30).

West Virginia (7-9) - Erich Weiss ranks eighth in the South Atlantic League in batting average (.353). YhonathanBarrios is tied for the league lead in saves (four). Reese McGuire has thrown out a league-leading 10 runners attempting to steal against him.

Pittsburgh's four affiliates currently in action have combined for a 37-28 record...The .569 winning percentage ranks seventh among all organizations.


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