By Jason Shetler
Pirates Prospects has reported a pair of promotions. Outfielder Jordan Luplow is heading to AAA Indianapolis, while outfielder Logan Hill will take his place in AA Altoona. These promotions are a domino effect with Jason Rogers going to Japan.
The Pirates selected Luplow as a third round choice in the 2014 MLB Draft. The Altoona Curve have had a good number of breakout prospects this season, and Luplow has been no exception. His 16 home runs were tied for fourth most in the Eastern League, while his .903 OPS was good for seventh best. A few weeks ago, Luplow was named the EL Player of the Week.
Hill was drafted by the Pirates as a 25th round pick in 2015. The 24-year-old is also having himself a breakout year. In 71 games for High A Bradenton, Hill hit 16 homers, which led the Florida State League, and he put up the seventh highest OPS at .864.