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Is anyone else very excited about the Gulf Coast Pirates?


First of all, I think it's worth noting that the collection of nationalities on this team is insane.  They have 2 pitchers from India, a pitcher from Australia, and a 2B from South Africa in addition to the usual mix of Americans, Dominicans, Purto Ricans and Venezuelans.  Must be an interesting clubhouse.

 

Team Stats are here:

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=470

From what I see the pitching is nothing to write home about so far, but the roster includes

 

Lastings Milledge just for some rehab, but at least he's showing power and taking walks.  If he wanted he could swing away Pedro style and I'm sure he's seeing plenty of bad pitches.

 

Rinku and Dinesh showing some promise, as opposed to falling on their faces.  Rinku gave up his first run last time out and Dinesh has yet to allow a run in his first 2 IP

 

Wes Freeman.  2008 Bonus baby is 19 years old and is 6'4" 215  Scouts said he had great tools when he was drafted and he is tearing it up so far with an OPS over 1000 and 2 HR inhis first 27 AB's  

 

Does anyone know more about Ramon Cabrera, 18 year old catcher with an OPS over 1000 (only 13 ABs though)?

 

Gift Ngoepe, our 2B from South Africa has yet to draw a walk and has been caught 2 of 3 SB attempts,  but he is hitting .333  Also 19 years old

 

Brooks Pounders got knocked around his first time out, but come on.  BROOKS.  POUNDERS.

 

Also Neil Walker is rehabbing there.  Sorry "Pine-Richland's Neil Walker" is rehabbing there.

 

All in all there's some guys to be excited about and I look forward to following them.  If anyone could fill me in with more about these guys besides just their stats through 10 games I would love to hear it.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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