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Monday is a scheduled off day for the Pirates so let’s get into a topic that’s on many people’s noggins. Since the minor leagues are having some sort of a playoff this year, does this spark a “winning culture” early in these young Pirates’ prospects? The simple answer is yes, but why?
Obviously, winning can provide more opportunities for at-bats and innings pitched, but it’s what’s under the surface that starts a culture. Winning builds camaraderie, confidence, and a sense of oneness. Now winning in High-A doesn’t translate to the majors, but it could provide a glimpse into the future.
UPDATE (1:58 p.m.) Pirates prospect Endy Rodriguez has won Low-A Southeast Player of the Week for Bradenton. During that week, Rodriguez hit .387 with an OPS of 1.135.
Congrats to our very own Endy Rodríguez, Low-A Southeast Player of the Week for the week of September 6-12!
He hit .387 with 2 HR and 9 RBI and posted a 1.135 OPS during the week! 👊 pic.twitter.com/X0M4IvK1Z9
— Bradenton Marauders (@The_Marauders) September 13, 2021
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