Monday, May 30, 2011

A Ton of Minor League Promotions

Pirates Prospects is reporting that Matt Curry has been promoted to AA Altoona, a rare move for the usually conservative Pirates organization. This move is official as Curry has already been added to the Altoona Curve roster.

Our other posts about Curry can be found here, here, and here.

This move comes as the Pirates have also promoted Miles Durham, Eric Fryer and Shelby Ford have been promoted to fill the holes left in Indy by the departure of INF Josh Harrison and C Dusty Brown. Also promoted were INF Greg Picart, who was an emergency SS for Indy once d'Arnaud went down, and C/INF Travis Scott, both of whom will be making their way to Altoona, and both of whom are non-prospects and old for their levels.

Matt Curry leap frogs Aaron Baker who, while having a decent season is not ready to make the jump. This will be a big challenge for Curry as AA is the biggest jump in my opinion. If he is successful at AA seeing him in 2012 is not only possible, it's likely.

It's nice to see the AAA team being used to fill holes on the big club when need be, but it's even nicer to see some prospects getting well deserved promotions. Fryer and Curry are pretty big deals.

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