Pirates Promote Santiago Florez to Greensboro, Jack Herman to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitching prospect Santiago Florez to High-A Greensboro, according to the Marauders on Twitter.

Florez was solid with Bradenton this year, posting a 1.37 ERA in 52.2 innings, with a 12.1 K/9 and a 2.4 BB/9. That’s a massive improvement over his 7.8 K/9 in rookie ball in 2019, and a massive reduction from his 4.5 BB/9. Florez was also very difficult to hit, with a .165 batting average against.

The Pirates also made a few promotions to Bradenton, per our own John Dreker:

Jack Herman goes to Bradenton, and Sergio Campana goes to the FCL. Herman was in High-A briefly this year, but looked overmatched, striking out almost half the time. He’ll get another shot at the lower A-ball level after getting some work at Pirate City. Campana looked overmatched in his time with Bradenton, and I’d expect him to finish his year in the FCL.

There could be more moves stemming from these, so check back for updates.