Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jim Negrych called up to AAA

After toiling in AA Altoona Curve as mostly a DH has been called up to AAA and will be playing in Buffalo next weekend.


Jim Negrych, an Orchard Park native who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006, has been promoted from the Double-A Altoona (Pa.) Curve to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, who happen to visit Coca-Cola Field next weekend (June 17-20).

Negrych is a 2003 St. Francis graduate who starred at the University of Pittsburgh before being drafted. He hit .267 in 49 games with Altoona.

We got an email from St. Francis baseball coach Paul Bartell about the call-up and Negrych is on the Indianapolis roster.


  1. Unfortunately, he is one of the worst fielder's at his position. Needs to be traded to AL team so he can DH.

  2. Check his defensive stats this year. He is comparable if not better than other options for the Pirates at that position right now. He also isn't be moved around as much and has avoided injury. He will never be a gold glover but if he can hit 275-310 every year someone will find a place for him on their roster. I agree he would be better served in the AL where are 9 bats are in the line up and not 8. More than likely he if he makes the majors it will be as a utility player/left handed bat off the bench.