The West Virginia Power began their affiliation with the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to the 2009 season. They participate in the South Atlantic League (Sally League), which is a Class A full season minor league. This is an important stop in the career of a professional baseball player. West Virginia is the first stop in the Pirates’ farm system that plays a full season.
On June 10, 2014 Gregory Polanco made his major league debut becoming the 10th former WV Power player to progress all the way to major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates. At just 796 days, Polanco also made the jump quicker than any other Pirates’ prospect.
Here is the list of players that have already made the jump from West Virginia to Pittsburgh ranked in order by the quickest:
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