Bucs Minor League Notes

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Indianapolis - Outfielder Alex Presley collected two more hits last night and now has a total of 161 for the season...Since 1995 only eight Pirates minor leaguers have recorded more hits in a season (Jim Negrych with 170 in 2008, Adrian Brown with 170 in 1996, Jose Guillen with 170 in 1996, Ray Navarrete with 169 in 2002, Nate McLouth with 166 in 2004, Walter Young with 164 in 2002, Chris Duffy with 162 in 2002 and Steve Pearce with 162 in 2007).

Altoona - Infielder Josh Harrison has seven straight multi-hit games entering tonight's contest...He is tied for first in the Eastern League with 155 hits and ranks second with a .305 batting average...Only three players have recorded more hits in a single season in Curve history (Nate McLouth with 166 in 2004, Tony Alvarez with 161 in 2002 and Rob Mackowiak with 156 in 2000).

Bradenton - Outfielder Quincy Latimore has a league-leading 99 RBI heading into the final three games of the regular season...With one more RBI he will become one of 10 Pirates minor leaguers since 1995 with at least 100 RBI in a single season (Brad Eldred leads the way in that time span with 137 in 2004).

West Virginia - Righthander Phillip Irwin tossed 7.0 scoreless inning and whiffed eight batters in his final start of the 2010 campaign last night...It was the third time in 2010 Irwin tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in a game...He enters the final weekend of the regular season with a 3.35 ERA, which ranks sixth among all South Atlantic League pitchers.

GCL Pirates - Third baseman Eric Avila was named to the Gulf Coast League's post-season All-Star team today...Avila finished tied for the league lead with seven home runs, tied for second with 23 extra base hits and ranked fourth with a .472 slugging percentage.

DSL Pirates - Third baseman Diego Goris and designated hitter/catcher Samuel Gonzalez were each named to the Dominican Summer League's post-season All-Star team...Gonzalez finished second in the league in batting average (.349), tied for fourth in hits (82) and fourth in extra base hits (25)...Gonzalez was also a member of the league's mid-season All-Star team...Goris hit .310 (53-for-171) with seven doubles, five home runs and 29 RBI in 49 games.

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