Pirates Call Up Keon Broxton

By Jason Shetler

p/c: John Gray

p/c: John Gray

A source tells Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects that Keon Broxton will be called up to the Pirates.

Broxton started off this season with Altoona, posting a .365 on base percentage in 45 games before getting promoted to Indianapolis in late May where he posted a .352 on base in 88 games played with them. The 25-year-old outfielder combined to steal 39 bases, which was the second most of any Pirates minor leaguer this year.

There was an interesting situation involving Broxton. He would have been eligible for minor league free agency after the season, but now with the call up, the Pirates will have plenty of team control with him. Broxton should see time with the Bucs as a pinch-runner, as well as a pinch-hit option against lefties. He could compete for a spot as a reserve outfielder in Spring Training next year.


One thought on “Pirates Call Up Keon Broxton

  1. One thing that is missing in Keon’s stats is the fact that he started out really slow in Indy. I remember seeing his line in June and thinking, whoa, he’s not cutting it. In fact, his June line was 171/271/280 in 80 ABs. In July/Aug/Sep, he really picked it up, hitting like 290/385/470, so about an 855 OPS, which is even better than that 776 OPS talked about for the season.

    If that was really just a slow start, and a consequence of adjusting to AAA, that’s a really good sign. Add in the speed, and he’s got potential.

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