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:
Pirates have promoted outfielder Jack Herman to Bradenton after he spent two weeks in the FCL and time in Extended ST. They also sent Bradenton outfielder Sergio Campana to the FCL after he made the jump from the DSL to Low-A to start this season. He's still just 19 years old
— John Dreker (@JohnDreker) July 13, 2021
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.