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Detailed Analysis of The Pittsburgh Pirates

From Power to Pirates Tracker

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:

Power Debut Pirates Debut Days to the Majors
Gregory Polanco 4/5/2012 6/10/2014 796
Brandon Cumpton 4/7/2011 6/15/2013 800
Chase d’Arnaud 4/9/2009 6/24/2011 806
Phil Irwin 4/8/2010 4/14/2013 1102
Casey Sadler 4/15/2011 5/02/2014 1114
Starling Marte 6/26/2009 7/26/2012 1127
Vic Black 5/19/2010 7/25/2013 1166
Kyle McPherson 4/20/2009 8/20/2012 1218
Tony Sanchez 6/30/2009 6/23/2013 1454
Duke Welker 4/9/2009 6/23/2013 1536


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