Pirates prospects Sanchez, Hernandez picked for Futures
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pirates' two representatives in the All-Star Futures game will be catcher Tony Sanchez and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. The game will be July 11 in Anaheim, Calif.
Sanchez, the first-round draft pick last year, is batting .314 with four home runs and 35 RBIs for high Class A Bradenton.
Hernandez, acquired in the Nate McLouth trade, is batting .250 with two home runs and 19 RBIs for Class AA Altoona. Hernandez got off to a slow start, but he is batting .318 in June with a .410 on-base percentage and both home runs.
Conspicuous by his absence is pitcher Bryan Morris, the system's top performer at any level with the exception of those prospects recently promoted.
First Published June 22, 2010 4:28 pm