Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League news and notes

Indianapolis (64-47) - Alen Hanson ranks second in the International League in stolen bases (29) and triples (10)...Since the beginning of the 2012 season, Hanson has recorded a total of 48 triples, which ranks first among all players in the minor leagues...Keon Broxton has reached base safely in 28 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the International League and tied for the second-longest in the league this season...Willy Garcia is 7-for-17 with two doubles, three homers and five RBI in his last four games ....Chris Volstad has posted a 2.08 ERA (56.1ip/13er) in his last nine starting assignments...Blake Wood has a league-leading 23 saves and has surrendered one home run in 44.2 innings of work...Radhames Liz has posted the third-lowest ERA (1.25) among all pitchers in Triple-A since his first game on June 13...Bobby LaFromboise has posted the fourth-lowest batting average against (.185) among International League relievers...Angel Sanchez has recorded a 2.09 ERA (38.2ip/9er) in six starts since the beginning of July...Indianapolis enters today in first place in the International League West Division.

Altoona (58-52) - Adam Frazier leads all Double-A players with a .372 batting average (71-for-191) since the beginning of June; he is also hitting .432 (35-for-81) with runners on base this season...Max Moroff ranks third in the Eastern League in batting average (.313), first in hits (127) and runs scored (62), fourth in total bases (168) and fifth in on-base percentage (.384)...Stetson Allie is tied for second in the Eastern League in home runs (16)...Steven Brault was named the Eastern League Pitcher-of-the-Week this past Monday after going 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts in two starts last week...Chad Kuhl ranks seventh in the league with a 2.80 ERA.
Bradenton (55-52) - Bradenton is 23-14 in the second half of the season and 2.0 games out of first place in the Florida State League South Division...Austin Meadows leads all Florida State League batters in hits (119), ranks fifth overall in the league in batting (.301) and is hitting .323 (42-for-130) since July 1...Jin-De Jhang ranks sixth in the league in hitting (.300)...Cody Dickson has won each of his last five decisions and is tied for third overall in the league with nine wins...Clario Perez has posted the lowest batting average (.178) among relief pitchers in the league.

West Virginia (63-44) - The Power have the best record (26-12) in the South Atlantic League in the second half of the season...Yeudy Garcia leads the South Atlantic League with a 2.00 ERA and has won each of his last six starts...Austin Coley leads the league in wins (13), which is also a single-season record for a Power pitcher...Tito Polo has recorded a .459 on-base percentage during his current 19-game on-base streak...Jerrick Suiter ranks fourth in the league in hitting (.300)...Jordan Luplow's 40 extra base hits are tied for the league lead...Stephen Tarpley is 5-0 in his last seven starts.

West Virginia Black Bears (23-21) - The Black Bears are 12-5 in their last 17 games...Logan Hill leads the New York-Penn League in RBI (34), on-base percentage (.431), ranks second in slugging percentage (.521) and total bases (73) and fourth in hitting (.321).

Bristol Pirates (18-20) - Carlos Munoz leads the Appalachian League in batting (.382), hits (52), slugging percentage (.691), extra base hits (26) and on-base percentage (.469)...Trae Arbet ranks sixth in the league in batting (.333).

GCL Pirates (22-12) - The GCL Pirates have won eight of their last nine games coming into today...The Baby Bucs are in second place and a 0.5 game behind the GCL Blue Jays in the Northwest Division of the GCL...Ke'Bryan Hayes ranks second in the league in batting average (.368) and on-base percentage (.452)...Gerardo Navarrro ranks sixth in the league in ERA (1.98) and is 4-0 this season.

DSL Pirates (21-35) - Huascar Fuentes ranks second in the league in extra base hits (25) and slugging percentage (.558).

Pittsburgh's minor league affiliates have posted a combined .533 winning percentage (323-283), which ranks sixth overall and third among National League organizations.